Friday, August 31, 2012

Hello, Murphy.

So, the Princess is home! Hooray! She made it here all safe and sound and with plenty of laundry to occupy my time this weekend (because of course, I have nothing better to do, haha).

Her car has been running rough, so first thing we did when she got home today is put it in the shop. While we were there, my mechanic hopped into and took it for a quick ride to see what were describing. Well, he came back and said, "The GOOD news is.... it's not the transmission. The bad news is, I think its your catalytic converter, but I'm going to have to get in there and see to be sure." So, we left the car in his capable hands, and came on home.

He called just a little bit ago..... its the catalytic converter. The part alone is over $900 because the only place in town with one is the freaking Honda dealership (which means it costs more). Then you add in labor, and the oil change she's due for.... and we're looking at almost $1300. I am freaking out. Completely. I do not know what we are going to do.

So, Murphy has come to call. I'm hoping he turns around and gets the heck out of Dodge REALLY fast. I can't afford for him to hang out for long!


  1. Ouch! That is quite expensive... could you trade cars for a bit and get the piece elsewhere?

  2. So sorry to hear this - you sure didn't need that right now. Hope it all works out ok for you.

  3. I had looked online --- and the savings for getting one shipped wouldn't have been enough to cancel out the woeful inconvenience of delaying the repair. That would still leave me without a car to get to and from work for a day or two next week.