well, we're back in the apartment. all the furniture has been moved back in as well as the majority of the boxes. I'm taking my time in moving the stuff in my room.
Of course taking my time has bitten me in the ass. Our car is officially dead. the one that couldn't pass smog was sent to the junk yard and my parents got almost $400 for it. Then we had a 2nd car that just had new tires put on, the alternator replaced and some other repairs done on it, when Sunday a head gasket blew and we started leaking oil. Didn't know how bad it was until Sunday afternoon when we were heading up to see family who live about an hour and a half away. We were about 30 minutes from home when my dad noticed the car was smoking. I looked to the back but couldn't see any smoke...however, I saw A LOT of smoke coming from under the hood. We get off a freeway and go a gas station and my dad checks the oil. It's pretty much gone, so he goes to buy 4 quarts from some nearby store. He pours it in, starts up the car, but the car sounds like it's giving up the ghost
! My dad pushes the car back and what do you know! nearly 4 quarts of oil on the ground! something BIG under the hood of the car blew. It wasn't safe to drive home. My dad tells me and my mom to take the bus home (he actually told us the wrong direction and we didn't find out until we were to the end of the line!) and 4 hours later, we got home.
Monday when I got home from work, my mom tells me that my dad junked the car. it was going to be $300+ to fix it and they weren't going to put anymore money into the car (they had it for like 6 years and bought it from an auction) and he got $300 for it from another auto junker. I told my mom they didn't need to get anymore cars from the auctions. they only last us 5 or 6 years and don't have a warranty if something goes wrong. I've been telling her for the last 3 or 4 years to check with their banks (they use 3 different banks) about auto loans and get one so they can get a newer used car! Hell, she has a cousin who works for Enterprise car rentals and he's always telling her about those sales, but she keeps deferring to my dad to make the decision. It pisses me off.
I need to check my credit score and speak with someone at my bank to see if it would be possible for me to get an auto loan so that I can get my own car. I really don't want to have to ask my parents to co-sign because then that would mean they would be able to drive it and I'm not about to let my dad anywhere near a car that I buy.
So that's all that's been going on with me...more or less. How are you doing?