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March 3rd, 2012 at 05:05 pm

So, I managed to put in 5 hours of work at home today for the p/t publishing job. I usually work all day Friday, but yesterday was tied up with the job interview and The Author's birthday.

Tomorrow I'll need to work 4 more hours, and then that's it for this week. 25 hours a week.

I'm starting to get nervous about the bill for the windshield wipers. The dealer said it sounded like the motor, which would need to be replaced, and that it if were just a fuse, I'd have trouble turning it on, not turning it off. Seems he has a point.

I was out there today trying to pull fuses out, but was unable to do it. I have an appt. with a mechanic for Monday a.m. and am really hoping he can fix it cheaper than the dealer, who said $350 to $400! Thing is, wipers aren't something you can do without, but you also can't have them going constantly, either. Either way, it's one of those things you want to get fixed right away.

Somebody emailed me today who I had responded to back in January about some Craig's List editing job. She asked me about my rates, but I can't for the life of me remember what this job was about (something legal) and while i print out and save every CL ad I respond to, I didn't have this one. I'd love to do the job, though, but I will need to be careful and get complete contact info so I can try to avoid what happened with Century 21.

The prospect of getting that f/t job is doing wonders to keep my mood generally upbeat. I keep finding myself daydreaming here and there about how nice it would be to have some surplus cash to do so many different things with, like prepay the mortgage again, fund my Roth IRA and stuff. And how nice it would be to have a 10-minute commute.

It's sort of nice to have all of next week to think about it and really study their publications.

So, once I realized I couldn't fix my wipers by pulling a fuse, I never made it to the landfill, library or bank. It can wait. I did refill the wiper fluid. It was completely empty, so if I'd driven anywhere else with those wipers going, i would have run dry. I can't even seem to pull the fuse. it's hard to access and i can't identify or pull out the fuse puller Honda supplies you.

Yeah, the stock market's really come back and so has my portfolio. It makes me feel less poor. Which I know I'm not, but my self-imposed standard of living does make me feel very poor. But I also keep hearing really positive things about the housing market, that the rental market is heating up with higher prices, and that always precedes a rise in home prices.

4 Responses to “Stuff”

  1. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I strongly recommend you get at least 2 other quotes on the wipers. I don't know about you but I know diddly about this sort of thing so I can get conned very easily. Good luck. With both the wipers and the job!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I agree with Wow. Hope the problem with the wipers is a reasonable fix and the job comes to pass.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    The resurging stock market is making me feel better, too.

  4. Buckeye Says:

    Please get another estimate. Some time ago I needed a new windshield wiper motor. The dealer's garage, which happens to be a relative, quoted $200.00 while a repair shop $65.00. You can guess where I had it done.

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