As for the utter and total lack posting as of late:
Work is kicking my ass all over this dusty, windy state and I am working on a post that involves pictures and that always slows the process down.
On to the gloating:
I just scheduled a maintenance appointment for my little car. I was NOT PLEASED with the quote I was given. I worried about it all day.
So, I called back.
And I asked Mister Mechanic Man to list everything that was included in this little appointment and give me the individual costs for labor and parts.
And guess what? The math didn't add up. Surprised? Oh, no? Well, then. Anywho, I SUCK at math and even I could tell that $270 does not equal $170.
I may still be getting completely hosed, but at least I am getting hosed by $100 dollars less.
Holy cow, I am strutting around like a proud freakin' rooster right now. Take that, Mister Mechanic Man!
P.S. If any of you feel like you need to tell me that in no way, whatsoever should any maintenance appointment still cost me $170, please do so kindly and then tell me how to barter this down further. Thanks!
Post with pictures - soon, I promise!