Monday, July 27, 2009

Doubly Bamboozled

So, after reading my post about my "Check engine light" that came on my cousin sent me this email.....
"I don't know about up there, but here, if your check engine light comes on, you can go to Auto-zone & they will hook up to your car free of charge & tell you why it is on. It doesn't void the warranty or anything. It will save you a few bucks..."

Dang!!! The only words to sum it up are in the famous words of Homer Simpson-


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

check engine bamboozle

I've been freaking out lately because my "check engine" light has come on for the first time since I bought my Mazda. My Mazda is a great car, so it surprised me to see that light come on. I wasn't really sure what I was looking at to begin with because I was used to the actual words "CHECK ENGINE" glaring me in the face with my old car, instead of the symbol that's on my Mazda's dashboard. So I said to myself, "What's the dizzle fo'shizzle?," and pulled out my Owner's Manual. Among the many things that could be the problem I read that I need to make sure my gas cap was on tight enough, make sure my oil had been changed, see if there was anything leaking, yada, yada, yada- stuff that I really don't care about and just want it fixed. So, we leave it at the Mazda place for them to check it out and I'm really thinking that we are going to have to replace some huge part and it's going to cost everything that we have in our savings account because we know for them just to check out the car it's going to cost us $65 plus everything else that has to be done.
Then, we get a call from the Mazda place to let us know that there was nothing wrong with the car, I just hadn't gotten the gas cap on tight enough. Evidently you have to make sure it clicks 3 times, and I only had done it 2 times. I payed $65 for them to tell me my gas cap wasn't on tight!~ Have mercy!
I guess that's what I get for ignoring what the owner's manual told me to begin with. Ugh.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July craziness

Hello friends!!! It's me again! No, I'm not dead... just very busy! I'm back at work now and I'm loving it. The office I'm in is very small compared to the 30 or so people that I'm used to working with. We only have 8 people here and they all have the same title as me and we get along great! It was such a relief to feel like family on the first day. Things are great here. I wish I could load pictures here for you, but I'm missing pieces to my camera. As soon as I find it I will completely bombard you with photos.... no worries friends! Carter is doing so good. His friend, Thomas, is moving up into the "Crawler's" room with him and it'll be fun to see them together again. We have all been missing our friends and "family" back in the mountains. Katie, Kate, Nishelle, our boys.... everyone! It's been so sad to not wake up the the beautiful mountains everyday, but I thank the Lord each morning for bringing our family back together and for giving us the opportunities and blessings that we have here. Keep checking in because I'm totally serious about the pictures. You're not going to know what hit ya'!!!
Much love!