My life is stranger than fiction, truly!

January 16th, 2012

Ok, it’s starting to seem like I’m CURSED! A couple of weeks ago, I was standing in my kitchen when BOOM, CRASH, DISASTER!!!!!! My microwave jumped off the wall where it had been peacefully mounted for months and bashed into my glass top range, busting both appliances to pieces.

I’ve only been in this place since Oct. and a friend of mine who’s in construction had mounted the microwave for me. Since I’d just remodeled my kitchen a couple of years ago, I brought all my appliances with me when I moved, even though I’m renting now. I wanted my nice, newish stuff with me.

It’s going to cost $400 to fix both items. Since I’m just now getting back to doing calls full time, that’s a pretty substantial hit to my wallet.

Fast forward a couple of weeks and the piece of crap beater car that I borrowed from friends breaks down on my way to an appt. My friends had been planning to buy a new car and she works from home, so she was just borrowing her dad’s car so I could drive their hunk of junk. Well, her dad had been unemployed and now he’s looking for a job, so even if that car hadn’t broken down, I’d still be out a car as soon as her dad finds work….because they’ve decided against buying something else now for some reason. UGH!
My credit couldn’t be worse, I’m in the process of giving my house back to the bank and my last vehicle got repo’d about two years ago…so I start submitting apps. online, trying to find financing. This place calls me back, says they can definitely get me a car, they absolutely have multiple options for $7,000 or less and can get me a payment of $300/mo. with no problem.

I drive 45 mins. in the snow to the place and when I get there, they give me 3 options (after I sit there and wait while the dumb ass copies paperwork for 45 mins.). One is a TRUCK, one is $12,000 and the third one, the only one that actually first my requirements, IS MISSING! They can’t find it. But regardless, they were trying to charge me a few grand more than the freaking thing was worth, on top of charging me 25% interest and making me buy a $1300 warranty. I was PISSED.

The dude was acting like he couldn’t possibly understand why I wasn’t jumping at the chance to drop 15k on a newer car with less miles. He just couldn’t fathom that I wouldn’t be so excited to be ABLE to buy something expensive that I wasn’t sucking his dick in gratitude right then and there.
It’s been a couple of days now and I found a place that will sell me an 08 PT Cruiser that only has 65,000 miles on it for $9k. It’s more than I wanted to spend, but the payment would only be $250/mo. and I think I can swing that. I’m trying to find someone to go with me to look at it today.

So anyway, that’s been my life lately. It’s like I’ve been in the Twilight Zone!

I did send out an email to my clients about my microwave disaster and I got a few really supportive emails, calls and a few tips. I really appreciate it, guys, I really do.

I’m trying my best not to be a drag and just send out emails when bad things happen and I need money, but God…I’ve gotta catch a break SOMETIME, right?

I think I’m gonna go buy this car later, but other than that, I should be around a lot this week…trying to get money together for the down payment on this new car.  Hope you feel like helping and want to give me a call!.


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