Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Feeling the MEH!!!

Just not much into the ‘reality’ of the world lately. With business slow-down (seasonal thing, ya plan accordingly, until Murphy drops in to visit,,,) Christmas season right around the corner, and my Truck deciding she needs more attention,,, Can’t bitch, I chose the road I am on: my own Asphalt so to speak. I bought the truck knowing its milage and age, so I brought this on myself, but damned if the timing doesn’t suck big green greasy donkey donks,,,

Always does, right? Yeah, again, you plan accordingly,,, Only I didn’t because things seemed good to go, until last Friday. So Why am I bitching about it?

Because the solution to my problems carries a weight I don’t care to pick up at this stage, and my location sucks for any other options.

Let me explain a little more in detail. We have transmission shops around here, all local boys, a couple have excellent reputations, thought they may be on the slow side in application. NONE offer any financing. Cash houses only. The closest national chain that offers financing is over 2 hours away, and I would be down a vehicle for couple of days (this applies to all the options) and I haven’t a backup vehicle. Poor preparation on my part, I know: Two is one, one is none. (and I have back-ups to my back-ups in other aspects of my world, but NOT my road transport.) If I chose the national chain route, I would need to be hosteled while the repairs are made. Not an option at this point in my finances due to the slow-down.

SO,,, I am in need of asking my Da for help paying for something. THAT is the weight I am hesitant to pick up. I can get the local boys to do the work, I live within walking distance of work so I can still work. If there is work to be had, unlike today, and another reason why I am in a blue funk over this whole mess. Love my Da, and He is a source of support, but there is always a price to be paid, and it is NOT a financial one: its an emotional one. He means well, but he tends to hold ‘loans’ over your head. I know he does it so that we only use him as a last resort, and that is why I am so hesitant to pick that weight up. I would rather take a loan out at some usurious interest rate than accept the “interest” he attaches to such.

Just venting here, not asking for assistance or anything, (though if’n ya feel so inclined, there is the donate button in the side bar,,,, Jus’sayin’. I certainly wouldn’t mind.)

All of this is distracting me from what the world is doing, though what little I have been paying attention to, it seems REALLY QUIET out there. Yeah, a couple of shooters feeding the Gun Grabbers. Some ROEvsWADE activity: always a good way to get the lefties in an uproar, but very telling in what some of the Left truly think of humanity. (Side note, I have been an AVID dissenter of ANYTHING that POS black robed monster has been FOR since she read the script handed her in 2008. Her “sympathetic Latina woman” screed was bullshit the day she uttered it, and has only grown into a bigger pile since.)

Of course, there is the possibility that the EneMedia is running blackouts on things. Can’t tell the truth about how upset the world is about all the lockdowns and blanket genocide taking place. And of course they can say they are keeping mum due to the upcoming holidays: no need to get people upset in such a wonderful season. I expect after the New Years celebrations are over, things are going to go back to full Kra-Kra,,, We’ll see.

So, its back to figuring out WHAT I am going to do, and likely approach the Da with hat in hand. Gah! Just the thought gives me the willies.

One response

  1. I hear ya, it’s ROUGH going to the folks for assistance as an adult. Had the same thing happen to me in 2009 when our new (to us) car ate a rod bearing with 62k miles on the clock. Warranty was only good up to 60k miles. It was our only car, and a new motor was $7k… in hindsight we should have walked away but I choked down the pride and asked for a loan…and spent the next 3 years hearing about it. Never again.!

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    December 8, 2021 at 8:03 pm

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