Stupid Car

Stupid –adjective
1. lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
2. characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless: a stupid question.
3. tediously dull, especially due to lack of meaning or sense; inane; pointless: a stupid party.

(proof that we use the word stupid wrong all the time)

My car broke again. Sigh. Friday I stop by my apartment to pick up some things for the kids to take to their respective weekend plans, and what happens?

We go to load up, take the girls to their dad since its his weekend, take the boys to my sister and then have a fun filled weekend of gaming. Instead I go out to find 2 gallons of coolant all over the ground and the radiator cap housing broken. Oh yay!

So my sister comes and rescures us and loans be her van. I drop everyone off and then starts the magical hunt for the part I need to fix my car. First to Auto Zone. The guys at Auto Zone love me. Who wouldn’t? I am a chick that fixes cars, I am totally adorable and I don’t mind getting dirty. What guy doesn’t love that? So to Auto Zone. Where Paul, one of my favorite guys at Auto Zone, tells me that they don’t have it, and that it is $62, and it will be four days before it gets here.


I tell them that I am off to cheat on their store with the dealership. I hate to do it, but I need my car. I bid them farewell and off I go. We race to the dealership since it is now 4:30pm and I don’t want to arrive as they close. So we run inside, ask for the part. After what seems like endless typing. Really dude, what were you typing anyways? He says, we don’t have it. But the Lewisville branch does. I so can’t get there before 5. So how much is it I ask?



No way, I would wait four days first. Sheesh. It’s make a frakking plastic for cripes sake!

Well luckily for me there are two more Auto parts stores that can reject me. O’rieleys and Pep Boys. Closest first wins the next chance to tell me no!

So Pep boys it is. We walk inside. I have no hope so now I am just going through the motions.  Blah blah blah, do you have my part, blah blah blah.

Yep, we have it. They run back and get it. I am speechless that we found it. Okay, so what’s the damage?

$17.99. OMG!!!! Really??

Yep. Freakin awesome! I just got the part and now have enough to get dinner too. Hello Arby’s. So after we pick up some food, and then we eat. Me and my brother set to the task of changing one of the easiest parts I have ever had to fix. What’s so irritating about the whole week is that this was the third cooling system repair that I had to make this week. First the hose that goes from the radiator cap to the overflow tank got a whole rubbed in it by my belt, but then same night I fix that my thermostat goes out. No doubt from sucking too much air through the hose I just rubbed a hole in. And then, after all of that I get stuck spending what was supposed to be game night fixing my car. So once we had it all fixed we finally go inside. Set up the playstation 2, and then, were too tired to play. Me and my brother just watched netflix for the rest of the night.

The weekend wasn’t a total loss. I did get lots done, even though I spent more than I wanted too over the weekend. But I try to remind myself that it is just money and its just stuff. We can always just make some more.

If you don’t fix your own car you should try it sometime. It is wonderful. I feel accomplished knowing that the car is fixed and I know it was done right and the only person I had to pay was me. 🙂

With a sense of accomplishment – Yours Always,

Lady X

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