Saturday, May 16, 2020

Whomp, Whomp - more car repairs

I hope everyone is doing well during this pandemic.  It is oddly stressful and difficult to adjust to a new normal.  I'm ready for things to return to normal, but only once everything is safe. 

Anyways, on the point of this post! My 14 year old car, selfishly, decided that it needed a oil change and a few other repairs in the midst of this pandemic.  How rude!!  A new CV axle (last replaced around 80,000 miles) and a new seal to stop the leak in the camshaft.  Oddly enough, my 14 year old car with 150,000 had never had never needed a new seal on the camshaft.  Apparently, the seals are only supposed last 80,000 to 100,000 miles.  I suppose it was time to be replaced, but I am not happy about it.  I cash flowed the car repairs (I only had $700 in my car repair fund) by using my May 15 pay check to cover the amount over and above my car repair fund.  I also earned some awesome cashback from my credit card for the repairs!

I feel like I am spending more money lately, which is the total opposite of my pandemic goals.  I just bought a new printer for approximately $350 to have at home.  It is a wireless color laser printer, it scans, copies, etc.  It can print double sided pages and has a feeder to scan multi-page documents. 
It does help with not having to run back and forth to the office to scan documents or print large documents.  Hopefully it was a good purchase.

Otherwise, I have still been steadily saving for my replacement car.  I will likely try to keep this one going until the end of the year and then try again for a good year end deal on a car.