Monday, July 31, 2006

Ouch, ouch, ouch, Ouch, ouch, ouch, says my bank account

What’s prompted this blog title I hear you ask? Well for those of you who caught yesterday’s instalment, you will know I had to put my car in for some work this morning on the suspension that was noticed during the MOT. Unfortunately the problem had grown so it wasn’t so little anymore and necessitated the replacement of the whole front arm of the suspension. Well this and another small problem came to somewhat considerably more then I was expecting. In fact nearly four times as much. The cost of the arm alone was £80 and once you tossed in parts and labour and VAT it came to a whopping £177.14.

Great init? August hasn’t even started and almost a quarter of my wages gone. Argggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! It’s going to be an exceptionally lean month, this month me thinks, just petrol and food. No new toys for me. :-( Well at least until my birthday comes around on the 20th (hint, hint). Grumpy has said he will pay some money towards the cost of repairs. It should be half the cost, which will be good. But I’m going to have to wait until the 15th when he gets paid. Touch wood (smacks himself on the head) there shouldn’t be any problems. But if there are I’m sure I’ll whine about them erhhh I mean mention them here first :-)

Asides from the very nasty shock of the bill for the car this morning, it’s been quite a boring day. The only other real highlight is I went to get a haircut as I was in danger of starting to look like the thing from the Adams family. I did also get a day off as well, so yahh four-day week. Downside I’m sure they’ll be a whole lot of work waiting for me tomorrow morning. I think I’ll try and head in earl to get a headstart. It would mean getting up earlier though. Hey it could happen!

I couldn’t get to an YSA fireside tonight, which I’m betting is currently a lot of fun. I unfortunately don’t have the petrol at the minute and with things being what they are I’m probably going to be driving a bit slower until the 15th at least. It sucks coz I did want to go but unfortunately the ‘fates were against me’ and as MT is at home there was no one handy to beg a lift off. C has just been called a ward YSA rep after they realised MT because they thought his course had finished. D’ohhh!! I have a feeling they’ll be a lot of activities in the works as C isn’t one to let us lie on our laurels. Sw is also due back soon but not the SW I’ve previously mentioned but her sister SW. Wait I think I’ve confused myself and with MT back in September Loughborough YSA goes from strength to strength me thinks touch wood (smacks himself on the head again).

Oh now I’m all dizzy, or is that ditzy? Who knows?
Anyway. Till later!


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drat said...

Hey man, so if £177.14. is a quarter of your wages thats only 700 quid? they must be paying you more than that for all your hard work? or do you mean wages after food and rent and stuff like that? you work too hard for too little otherwise! payrise time!!!

Saxon said...

well it was almost a quarter of my full take home wages. and yes I would love a payrise :-)