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Old 01-02-2009, 04:02 PM
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Otay... DK and his hoopdi are back on the road.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:05 PM
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Got your wheels back....life is good! Happy New Year DK!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:02 PM
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Thanks, Bugs! You too!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:12 PM
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Alright... I paid 77 bucks for a tow and 80 for a diagnosis to find out my battery bit the big one... had 'em replace it plus put on a new alternator belt.. total bill... SQUEAL!!!!
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:47 AM
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Taking guesses on why I couldn't get the lights to shut off...

Hint: I'm an idiot.
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:48 AM
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LOL...Tell me...
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Old 01-03-2009, 05:55 AM
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Okay... there is a switch on the steering wheel column, that on my last, very similar Subaru, was the hazard lights. On this model, the button for the hazard lights is on the dash, and this switch turns on the parking lights...

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Old 01-03-2009, 06:00 AM
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ouch!!! Live and learn. Yesterday cost me a ton of cash too...first my son slipped on some ice causing six hundred dollars of front end damage...dog cost two hundred at the vet and the vacuum went on fire. Oh well...money is overrated anyway!!
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:07 AM
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Had nothing to do with the car not running, but the first think I noticed when I popped the hood Christmas Eve, is that 2 weeks ago (on the way to my psych eval), when I added oil, I left the oil cap sitting on the spare tire...
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:09 AM
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LOL...I decided to put my mechanic on retainer...it seems I am there all the time!
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:14 AM
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I need to find a good mechanic here. I'm certainly not going back to Alton Tires (my only real choice where the car broke down).
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:19 AM
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Luckily my mechanic is less than 2 miles from my house...my son has torn thru 2 cars in less than 2 years, so much so that he has his own parking spot in the mechanics yard. No wonder I am paying five grand a year for his insurance!
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:24 AM
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Geez... my insurance is under $250/year.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:26 AM
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Holy crap!!! I live on Long Island...land of the highest insurance and taxes in the country.

My property taxes just went up to nine thousand this year!
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:30 AM
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I guess there are some advantages to living in the middle of nowhere, lol...
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:34 AM
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I plan to retire to the middle of nowhere! 13 years left! LOL
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:20 PM
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check in time for me

I am sober, and not actually "craving" a drink. I'm off kilter quite a bit, but sometimes I think that just happens.

Not having any problem remembering how bad drinking is. Not having any trouble remembering how good being sober can be.

I hope that I will be able to get on schedule now that the holiday is over. The house is clean but the bills aren't paid...fairly typical of a saturday night.

Not doing what I "should" do, but am doing what I "have" to do.

I need to keep checking in every day to focus on whate I am at today as i go into the next one.

Thansk for letting me check in...later
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:06 AM
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I need to quit beating myself up for my $300 battery...
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:19 AM
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yes DK you do.....:ghug3

Well.... i took the advise of others and went out with the dogs for a bit. picked up the house....It helped.

I have a headache though so will take a nap shortly and then pay bills....

Guess I'm still moving forward?
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I've had a headache since I got up this morning, probably from ruminating...
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