Then this happened.
Murphy's Law right? Oh hell. Well, maybe it's fixable. (Though probably not as my daughter drove I don't know how far with it like this...YES!! She said it was driving fine, she couldn't tell any difference??!!) Sigh...Michael took it to our usual guy, Harry, I think I've written about him before. Worse news, Harry's is now closed - we had no idea! Digging through my memory for another reliable repair place I remembered Kraft which is about 2km in the other direction from our house. Yes, still open...good start!
They recommended these:
Yup, all four of them. Seems our tires were plum worn out. They also installed a right front linkage system - if you owned a Cobalt you would know this is a problem with these cars - one good pot hole = one broken link. All in all it came to $635, 4 new tires and a linkage kit and 13% sales tax. I thought that was pretty reasonable.
But that means my $2000 EF is now down to $1365. And just after I updated all of my sidebar financial goals. (Way down the side!) I was feeling smug at having met one goal before the end of the year - no such luck! Stink! I think I'd better start practising more humility!
So the savings (and spending) continues. I feel like I've spent a fortune the last couple of weeks but the majority of it will be reimbursed as they were expenditures for the classroom. I am all set up and ready to go though there are going to be a few glitches on the first day of school.
I'll write about them tomorrow:)