Riding Life!

Riding Life!
Life is like a wild horse--Unless you ride it, it will ride you! (from the movie: "Princess of Thieves.")

Friday, March 12, 2010

C: Weekend Approaches!

Well, the week has been action-packed, again.  I spent all day in trial yesterday.  Will have to wait until next week for a verdict but ended with a well-satisfied feeling. 

I had to drav4eal with some car maintenance, which is difficult to manage timewise and Dollarwise.  Someone backed into my cute little RAV4 and smashed the wheel cover.  They did not even leave a note!  That sucker was $492 to replace!  Not enough to report to insurance, but  enough to dent my budget!

Also, my two-year-old car had worn out its tires.  I replaced them today….my first ever purchase of tires (or as the service guy said, “Tars.”).  Note the addition of tire purchase under the “Power Accomplishments” list on the sidebar!

The car drives so much better than it did, and my brakes are chemichelincked and good and the little car just seems to be quite in good shape!  But, I gotta tell ya, that’s a budget-buster, too!

All this in the midst of Toyota recalls.  My mother has been antsy about this.  My car was not included in the recall.  I talked to the service department about the recall, and they were very reassuring about my 2008 car…still…

V and I headroadtrip out EARLY tomorrow morning to fetch her new pup (in my newly-refurbished Rav4).  We are excited about the road trip and the dog and will fill you in.

Happy Saturday!  C


Protege said...

Sorry about your car troubles, I can relate to that.;)
I to have a Toyota, but it is the baby sister to yours, a Yaris. Mine is from 2000, so no recall on that one. I LOVE my car, but is in need of a major service soon.
Enjoy the trip today.:)
Have a lovely weekend,

Karen said...


If you have underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage that would have covered your loss. Where I live (WA) the deductible would have been $300 for an unknown driver that hit your car. It doesn't count against you. Don't know if your state insurance is similar or not.

Vee said...

Happy trails to you! Looking forward to the stories you'll have to share. I know that traveling with a new pup can be interesting. I hear you with the car repairs...ugh. So expensive. And so not nice of the person who ruined your wheel cover. All the best with the court case, too.

Immigrant Daughter said...

I am glad you got off even if it was later than you intended. It's been quiet here and this is in company with the dogs. They just eat and sleep. I am leaving a comment tp see if I can do it right

Anonymous said...

My 2000 Corolla seems to be okay. HH drives a Lexus and was recalled for two things. I still trust our Toyotas. I think some one is out to get them. The consp. theory. LOL

Callie said...

What a bummer! Not even a note. Glad you got new tires. Makes for much safer driving.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Kat_RN said...

Sorry to hear about your cute little Ravi. Glad to hear your Toyota is not on the list. Our family owns four Toyotas and would not trade any of them. My Toyota is a Tacoma Pickup, love it! No recall on any of ours, they are all too old :)
Wish I could join you on the road trip, sounds like great fun.

Melissa said...

Life has a way of keeping things interesting.

Hope you had a great weekend.

jan said...

Hope you have a great trip! A new dog will be an adventure!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've been married forever and a day and have always thought the man should take care of the car. That's my daddy's fault - he told me that and I believed it. But I've since learned that if it's my car, and it is, it's my job to maintain it. I might be over the hill but that doesn't mean I can't learn, and learn I shall. I'm going to learn how often to rotate the tires and when to have the spark plugs checked (really they don't have spark plugs any more I don't think but you know what I mean). blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

This post about your car inspired more than the normal interest because I thought, "That's the car I've ridden in!!" :)

Glad to hear it's all fixed up and "good to go" again!

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