Thursday, July 9, 2009

Another Fabulous Interruption

I interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring you this message .....


What's the deal you ask? Well, my car's thermometer went all the way to high on Friday. Yes, Friday before the 4th of July holiday, leaving me stranded for the weekend nonetheless. I called Honda and was told that Tuesday would be the earliest that they could get me in due to the holiday. Okay, no big deal, I have some items in The Playbook that I need to work on anyway. No biggie, I'll just take this lemon and make some lemonade.

Fast forward 5 days later to today at approximately 11:30 am EST, I get a call from Honda and am told that my head gasket is blown. After 45 seconds of silence, I asked this question in a very soft, firm and deliberate voice "what does that mean?" The service guy replies "thedhlas eioghe ghlsgehs jetighwl atighaldt llkthaydat cozithlzight and that will be $1,278, added to the other stuff that you wanted us to take care of, your total cost is $1,752." Huh!

Okay, now that I've gotten that off of my chest, I feel so much better. Thank you for letting me vent . Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated;-).

beep translation: What in the heck is going on? I'm so daggum frustrated with all of these cotton pickin financial interruptions. One freakin' thing after another. I used the "beeps" because I thought they repped (i.e. represented) more for my true feelings;-).


MoneyFunk said...

LOL! You have me laughing so hard. I love the way you made the service guy sound. ha! I am so sorry for the service fee.

With 200K, would you consider just putting that money into another economy car? Ya... gaskets always cost a lot.

444 Dad said...

OUCH - So sorry for your automotive misfortune. We were stung about a week ago with a brake job. I hope this is not the start of a trend!

444 said...

I am so sorry about that !@#$% bill. I was complaining just a week ago that I was hit with a surprise $565 for scraping, gravelly brakes that turned out to need complete replacement, so you have made me feel a little better (LOL - just kidding.)

I wish I could say something to make the big bill go away! :o/

eemusings said...

Ooooh, ouch. Head gaskets = bad, and they're always expensive to replace. Good luck!

Ms. MoneyChat said...

MoneyFunk: i don't think i'm ready to retire the accord just yet. she's been so good to me and this is the first major repair that i've had. i know she's 11 years old but i think i'll keep her a tad bit longer. she still looks great, drives good and really doesn't cost me a ton of money ... except for this little deal. if i start having major repairs frequently, then i'll probably begin car shopping.

444Dad & 444 - yeah, it was an unpleasant surprise to say the least!

eemusings - i've heard about head gaskets, now i know!

RTC said...

I'm sorry about the high repair bill. Your car should be good to go now!

Shtinkykat said...

Ugh! I hate car repairs. Why is it that all repairs seem to cost $1k+?? Sorry to hear about your financial interruption. :-(

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