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A chilly Thursday

May 23rd, 2013 at 02:39 pm

Weather has taken a turn -- now it's cold and rainy. I'm a little relieved, since my air conditioner has yet to be installed.

I spent $1.50 on laundry yesterday -- otherwise a no-spend day.

The furniture inspection was very brief. He took a few pictures, said that my problems were typical for that type of material, and said it would be up to Carson's whether they would pay for reupholstering. He recommended a print rather than a solid color if I have it redone. I'm not holding out much hope.

This morning while I was walking to work from the station, someone who works at the College greeted me and then handed me a pomegranate smoothie. She had gotten a free one for some reason and was looking for someone to give it to. I didn't know her, though I knew her face. So I thanked her, and had a free breakfast! There was a leftover slice of pizza in the fridge from Tuesday's lunch, so I had that, too!

The Toyota dealer called to say the car is ready. The cost is a little more than quoted (isn't is always?) but he went into great detail describing how the old bolts had given away, blah, blah, blah. Looks like it will be around $1110. He also said that the muffler (which is original) will need to be replaced soon. I may call and just get it done, too, especially if I can't pick up the car till this weekend anyway.

It looks like I will need to get a ride. Even though the dealer would provide a ride from the train station, they don't have the personnel to do that in the evening, and the only stop is at 7pm. I texted my son to ask for a ride -- no answer yet, but I left my phone at home this morning, and also forgot to check messages, so who knows? He may have said, "Great, Mom, can't wait to do it!" Smile

5 Responses to “A chilly Thursday”

  1. starfishy Says:

    going ahead and getting the muffler done now while the car is already in the shop sounds like a great idea that will save you time in the future. good luck getting a ride to the dealer! Smile

  2. snafu Says:

    I hope you told the furniture store ...'aww, I bet you say that to all your customers...' in response to 'typical for that type of material.' Why didn't your salesman point it out when you were in the buying mode? I'd certainly send an e-mail to BBB copied to the store and Carsons [manufactuer?]

    While many of us roll & store carpets for summer, I'd lie it out and inspect every centimetre especially since delivery has been repeatedly delayed. You are wonderfully patient, I'd have asked biting questions at 1st missed delivery date.

    How does the dealer's price for muffler replacement line up with the cost at the Speedy Muffler type outlets that specialize in that service? Does the entire Muffler set-up need replacement or just some parts?

    I'm surprised that bolts on Toyotas wear out. I hope you asked the service manager to retain parts. I realize the initial damage was caused by accidentally driving over debris on the road but aren't the non related bits covered on warranty?

    sorry for sounding cranky, just concerned and finding it difficult to express.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    The inspector is not an employee of Carson's (store); he is independent, like a home appraiser. He will furnish his opinion to the store. (Pun not intended)

    The problem with the carpet delivery has been not with the supplier but with the factory. The factory did not run the carpet until they had enough orders to make it worthwhile, thus, they kept setting back the delivery date. I probably wouldn't have had any problem had I chosen something off the floor.

    I haven't decided yet on the muffler, but anything that doesn't cost me more time is valuable to me. My 3 1/2-hour daily commute pushes every errand to the weekend, and my weekends are packed. So I really wouldn't mind paying more and saving time. I'll have to see just how much the difference is.

    My car is a 2001 model, and even on a Toyota, I'm not surprised that there are some worn-out parts!

    It's true; I am patient -- I've mellowed a lot! One of the blessings of age.

  4. My English Castle Says:

    I love the smoothie story. Just when you were thinking about where you were going to get food, someone hands you a smoothie! So wonderful!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Yeah, that was awesome!

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