We're screwed. Our car is a total loss. We bought is 2 years ago for $9000.00, which was $2500.00 off the sticker price. We THOUGHT we were getting a good deal. Last year, we put $3500 into it because a timing belt shredded and ATE several vital components. We specifically asked if any maintenance was needed when we bought the car, and they said, "No. Everything should be good for the next 2-3 years, or 12 to 15,000 miles." Mind you, the timing belt is supposed to be replaced at 75K miles and we bought it at 72K, so how they "forgot" to mention that, I wish I knew. So after dropping $3500 on a car that was worth $4200 at best, we had to spend another $300.00 just this month to get a new coil pack because the car wasn't getting enough power, something about spark plugs, yadda yadda yadda. So this "great deal" has cost us just about $15000K in 2 years. So we've basically been paying a $625.00 monthly car payment and now we don't even own a car that runs…

So we're either going to work with one car… Which means Mega doesn't go to pre-K this fall and I don't doula any more… Or we're going to find ourselves strapped to a barrel going over the falls and buy another car… I don't know which is worse, honestly.

I need a drink.

*Day 79: I am grateful DH was able to get out of the car safely before it decided to blow up or something…

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