It breaks my heart to say this, but I’ve finally given up on my car. In the 10 years I’ve owned it, it has given me zero problems until this year. Last weekend was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Sunday Mom & I were on the interstate going out for her birthday when my car suddenly died with no warning and we were crawling with traffic flying by us. One call to AAA and we, along with the car, were towed to safety. The car had been in the shop to have a fan replaced just two days prior so this was beyond frustrating.
You may remember a few months ago my engine died on the interstate the same night I discovered someone tried breaking into my house. Then in early July I was rear-ended and my car had to be fixed. After the accident, I noticed the fan wasn’t sounding right. Mom brought it in last week and $1000 and two days later it died again. Whomp…whomp…
Now I’m not one to throw in the towel easily, but Mom said something that finally resonated with me. “Get something reliable & get rid of this extra stress in your life.” And she’s right. I need something reliable in my life other than her. This car has given me a lot of problems this year so it’s probably time. As much as I don’t want to spend the money to buy a new one, I need something that won’t break every 3 months. It makes me sick to think of getting rid of it with the money I’ve dumbed into it this year. Last month I started looking at cars and narrowed down a few, but with my tibia fractured I was hoping to prolong a car purchase until I was healed. I also have thousands of dollars in medical bills from my previous injury and have yet to see bills for the tibia fracture or foot tear. Needless to say, I was hoping to wait but I don’t think waiting is an option anymore. I have no choice but to buy one. No matter what, you need a car.
Thankfully the breakdown over the weekend was related to the fan they fixed last week and was free of charge. Finally something free! Still, I felt horrible this happened on Mom’s birthday but she was a good sport about it. Only a minor freak out. She felt much better once we were in the tow truck. It was funny when she said “this stuff only happens to me” to which I responded, “no, Mom this only happens to me.” Apparently this is a genetic problem.
Now let’s see some eats. If you’re new to Skinny Fitalicious, What I Ate Wednesday is a post I do every week showcasing my meals from one day. It’s fun to see what other people eat in a day. It’s also great motivation for me to eat balanced and create more delicious recipes!
Breakfast. Zucchini red pepper frittata, turkey bacon and protein pancake
Lunch. When we got home, Mom whipped up her famous Greek cherry smoothie. It was exactly what we both needed after the car episode
Snack. Black bean hummus with gluten free crackers and carrots
Dinner. Crockpot chicken burrito bowls with homemade 5 minute spicy & fresh blender salsa. Good thing I had these in the crockpot ready for us to scarf down when we got home because we were hungry.
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What do you think? Should I keep the car or buy a new one?
Lots of Health, Food & Love,