Friday, February 24, 2012

Ouch Thats Gonna Leave a Mark

When we bought Bronco Bob, we were quite aware that he had 100,000 miles on him so a few car repairs more than likely would be on the near horizon for him. One item noticeable to the naked eye was a cracked belt.

So hubby took him in last week for an oil change and to get the belt replaced.........$120 not so bad but running a diagnostic on Bob proved to be news we really did not want to hear at this time, suspension and steering issues that would run close to a grand.

Well this does put a little kink in my plans however does not totally throw them out  the window......I am still determined to divvy our tax refund up into increasing our monthly income over the course of 12 months!

So yesterday Bronco Bob went in and they fixed the issues stated and found yet one more thing wrong that added yet another $100 to the total. Apparently some brackets were so rusted out the mechanic told hubby the slightest bump and they would break and have the whole thing fall apart where we would not be able to steer at all. Hubby was like fine, show me and well the mechanic gave a very vcry light tap and it all came down so yeah it needed new brackets LOL.

Total cost came to $875! OUCH OUCH OUCH

That was yesterday AFTER we dropped our puppy and cat off at the vets to get our puppy micro chipped and both pets spayed. We go pick them up today and I am estimating that bill to be around $380!

Expensive month indeed! Thankfully for the first time in 2 years we actually have the money to cover these expenses!

How is February going for you?