Lots of you visited my blog to read my last post. Even if you were here for some thrills, I am thankful that you stopped by, who am I to judge anyone when I can write about it. Its settled then, you are not mad at me for tricking you. I am glad we understand each other so well.
For the past two days hubs and I have been praying for the speedy recovery of one of our loved one. She is a great lady and has been a support to us for the past year in this foreign country. We tried to find a cure for her illness but it seems that her time has come. We are not yet ready to say our goodbyes. My heart is heavy and I cannot breathe as I am all choked up.
Okay.....I can't do this...I suck at this.
I am talking about our car. It is surviving on borrowed time and very soon it will be joining the heap of dead cars. It is kinda old and I can't blame it for dying on us. Getting it repaired will cost us more than buying another second hand car.
First time hubs encountered a problem, he took the car to a garage to get it checked out. The mechanic fiddled under the hood and gave him a list of things wrong with car but was unable to give any solution to the actual problem. He then took the car to a number of other garages in town and finally had to drive to a dealership in another town. The problem got resolved and we had to pay through our noses to get it repaired.
I am always in awe of people like car repairmen, plumbers and electricians. They speak a language which I cannot fathom. Gaskets, radiators, suspension fluids, flange and pinion. Don't they sound so alien? Talk to me about spreadsheets, widgets, html and blogging dudes and see who is winner then.
Yesterday, we went to find a replacement and oh! boy, we could not find anything in our budget. Most of them are too expensive and the rest are just chunks of metal who are on their last legs. It is going to be a tough task to find a replacement and not to forget that recession still has a choke-hold on us.
Have you ever had to buy a second hand car? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve and things to look for while buying a car. Please share with me your pearls of wisdom.
Till then, I will tootle on to find another car while you enjoy this video.
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