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August 3rd, 2015 at 09:29 am

We had two strong storms roll through yesterday. It knocked out my internet, and my dining room window was cracked by hail. I think I will be held responsible for replacing the pane, but I just sent a message to my property manager, just in case they cover it. I hope it won't be a big expense. It's just a starburst crack, but it will only get worse when winter comes.

I went to Jewel yesterday and spent $12 more on groceries. I got popcorn (real popcorn, not the microwave type), salad-in-a-bag, and Charmin wipes. Those were the things on my list not available at Aldi. I also took advantage of a 2 for 1 coupon for Greek yogurt.

This morning I had my mammogram done. It cost me $3.50 to park! I guess that's not awful since it's once a year, but I should have left early and tried to find a free place on the street. That's a lot to pay for just an hour -- maybe less.

Got about 1/4 into The Last Coyote and realized I've read it before! It's not a book I really want to read twice, so I'll pick something else out of my stack.

The check engine light went out. Makes me wonder if it's just a bad connection on the air/fuel sensor. I feel less urgency to get it fixed. However, it's time for a 140K checkup (not that I've ever been good about doing those). Learning that the average age of cars on the road is 11.5 years makes me more resolved to keep this car going. It is 15 years old, but has always worked well. Thing is, it should be repainted before winter to protect the body, but I think having that done by a reputable company would be around $3K! Maybe I could just do the front, because the paint on the back was refreshed after some body work several years ago.

Certainly cheaper than a new car, and if I'm going to work in the city once a week, I'm going to need a car.

5 Responses to “Storms”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Do you have the Checkout 51 app? It offers cashback on yogurt. Smile
    I hope that the management takes care of the window pane - must've been some hefty hail to crack it!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    We replaced a window pane once, just under $200 if I'm remembering correctly.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    It was pretty amazing hail. Fast and big. I'm betting a lot of cars got damaged, but mine seemed to be okay.

    I was hoping the pane would be around $100, but I'll deal with whatever it is.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    It still could be $100...probably depends on type of window glass and size. Smile

  5. My English Castle Says:

    The pane is a pain? We had huge hail too, and like you, my check engine light comes on and off. I've been trying to figure out what it is. The AutoZone folks who checked it for free said it's a solenoid. It seems to act up more after a fill up or after a long trip.

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