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10 July 2008 @ 07:46 am
Yesterday my transmission went out. It will be 2000 dollars to fix it. School starts Monday. I still owe mom 2,600 for fixing this car and she can't loan me anymore.

I have no idea what to do and I'd elaborate on everything, (I was planning on it) but it would just be too depressing for you. Or for me. I'm not sure which.

Current Location: Nowhere good...
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Robyn Goodfellow: chocolaterobyngoodfellow on July 11th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
I knew something would come up. You're a good person, and what goes around comes around. And it really is wonderful of your friends to offer you cars to use in your time of need.

I agree, your best bet for the long term would be to find a transmission in a junkyard, and get a mechanic to install it for you. Most good mechanics that I know of will install junkyard stuff, no problem, and I'd be surprised if it wasn't the same there.

Don't give up. You can do this.
Fritters: Gir Beating with text by inane and frittfritters on July 11th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
The loaner car from postrophe has really given me the hope that maybe I can scrape the money for the transmission.

I really love that stupid useless car...
Robyn Goodfellow: keep swimmingrobyngoodfellow on July 11th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
postrophe has given you hope, and really, what better gift can a friend give? He is a good friend to you.

You'll find a way. Maybe the car can be fixed, maybe it can't. But if it can't you'll have to accept that. Good luck!
Fritters: Jay Nodding by Frittersfritters on July 11th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC)
postrophe has given you hope, and really, what better gift can a friend give? He is a good friend to you.

Yeah, and I don't thank him enough. I need to make a Postrophe Rocks post.

It SOUNDS like they'll install a cheapie refurb transmission if I can find one. And dad and mom both seem willing to lend me money if I want to go deeper into debt. I suppose in for a penny, in for a pound. I'd hate to be paying off 2,600 on a car I can't use, I suppose it may as well be 3,600 or whatever. The main problems now seem to be A: finding a cheap transmission and B: storing the car until I can get one without paying storage fees.
postrophe on July 13th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
Your earlier reply to my comment about Pierce auto shop said "...They do have that, but they keep the cars for like 6 months."
Problem B solved.
And remember: If you return Mom's car to me quickly, it'll just sit here for the next six months.
(Just a suggestion...)
Frittersfritters on July 13th, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but we had to move my car or be charged storage fees, so it's at a place that rebuilds transmissions. They expect it done about Wednesday. Mom is letting me borrow more money.
postrophe on July 14th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Hey, if it works out...
(Now I gotta figure out what to do with it on thursday..)
Frittersfritters on July 14th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Well, this assumes A: they finish it by Wednesday B: Mom gets money to me by Wednesday C: My stimulus check arrives by Wednesday. Otherwise it gets weird and complicated.

BTW, I agreed to take it for the inspection, I mean to stick by that.

Did you see the noise warning #II in the other post??
postrophe on July 15th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
Okay, I gotta get my ass in gear & find an auto-club inspection place near youall.

I was lucky in that I just happened to have highspeed access the other day.. Yes I saw it...
..thank you for the thank you!
Frittersfritters on July 15th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! I was beginning to think NO ONE saw it! But mainly, yeah, you had to see it ^_^