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The Repair Post
1.22.08 at 10:57 am
It's awfully sad that I can do a repair post. Their really is that much stuff broken around here in need of repair.

The Car

Mom took the car in to get fixed on Sunday. I can't remember what part it was thought to be. But mom called Monday to see how it was going and they told her it was fixed and it wasn't what they thought. Turned out to be a broken hose going to the radiator. They fixed it and ta-da, the car is working again. It was only 1/6th of the cost of what it would have been if they were right about what they thought the problem might have been. As for the oil that goes into the radiator fluid, they told her that the leak could be anywhere and if it's only a small leak, she shouldn't worry about it right now.

Turns out the car my mom had borrowed from her friend was a standard. I don't know how to drive a standard. Mom was going to have to take me to and from work. She wasn't looking forward to it. So thankfully we got the car back and I was able to drive to work after all.

The Washer

I did my work laundry on Sunday. The washer didn't drain the water. I turned on a heater in there. The washer still didn't drain the water when set to do so. So we had a repair man come in [he just left] to check out that, and the dryer since that doesn't give off heat to dry clothes anymore. Well, the washer worked for him. That's right. Worked. He said that he thinks it froze. I told him I had the heater on in there in case that was the problem, he tried again and it still worked. He told me that all he can figure is that it froze. Or he's seen a couple cases where the hose that takes the away the water got a clog. But it seems to be working just fine now.

The Dryer

It is so old that he doesn't think parts are made for it anymore. I told him that it came with the place when we moved it, it's our landlords dryer. He said it's not even worth fixing, if he could get the parts, because it'd be too expensive. The berrings are going out amongst other things. And the no heat problem is because it needs a new gas intake valve. He said that alone could be around $150 - not including labor.

So in the end? $45 for labor... where nothing needed or could be fixed. He's a nice guy though, and he is good at what he does. Unfortunately labor is some expensive stuff to pay for. The car was $110 just for labor. I'm not complaining, though.

Know what's cheaper than a dryer? Hang drying everything all over the house. Looks like what we'll have to do from now on.

If you want to read about my shopping adventures, feel free to go here. It's wayyy too much to retype and I have to get some online work done before I can get offline. My goal is to find the time to write a letter to one of my penpals.

Plugs: ikimashokie

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