May 132016

So on Tuesday of last week I went to get my brakes done, cost me $260. When I was paying the man mentioned to me that it may be time to change my timing belt as well. Well, Thursday on my way to work guess what happened? My car stopped working. I had to get it towed to the shop on Friday, 16 miles already $103 in the hole. Guess what was wrong? That is right, timing belt slipped. In all this cost me $2400. $2400!! Timing belt replacement, they also replaced water pump, temperature sensor, freon, oil, radiator fluid, spark plugs, I also had to get the valves replaced and piston heads smoothed out. It took them a week to get it all fixed.

Luckily I was able to work from home, except I have computer/internet problems, so I took ~4 days of my vacation because of it. So that cost me even more. I lost $2400 plus 4 days on Spain. I am fucking depressed about this. I am getting my work computer reimaged next week so hopefully that fixes that.

I have been sad and upset this last week and on top of that Miriam has been upset with me and yelling at me because she thinks I could have prevented this by having the belt replaced a lot sooner, maybe she is right however that does nothing to yell and push blame on me.


Jan 072012

Hmm. It has been a while. A long while. That is what happens when you get lazy and stuff.
On Tuesday I flew down to Dallas and met with an old friend who I met back in 1999 on ICQ. She currently lives in Moraira, Spain and originally from Lima, Peru. I have always wanted to meet her and I finally got to. I want to go out to Spain to spend more time with her. We only had a few hours to talk because she was on a layover to go back home from vacationing with friends and family in Portland. It was way too short of a time, but I am glad after all these years we were finally able to meet face to face.
Before her plane landed I went to TGIfridays to have a fat tire and some lunch and the fat tire was flat and the food was way overcooked. I was very disappointed. I should have complained, but I was too tired to do so. I did fill out their feedback survey thing though.

The office moved us to a new building and so far I am on the fence about the new place. It is nice to get my own desk, but they didn’t’ have monitors or keyboard or mouse for me so they had to dig them up. I also don’t like where the monitors are placed, but there is nothing I can do about that since the keyboard and monitors are stationary. They put them in the middle of the desk and I would prefer them be at the end.

I think dad and I are going down to Texas on the 16th to go get some Fat Tire. I hope so. I might get a couple of cases and drink a 6 pack that night that we get back. I love me some Fat Tire. I might look for some Railyard Ale too, I would love to get some of that as well.

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