I think I may have discovered the fastest way to spend money when you don’t really want to – get your car repaired!
The engine light was refusing to go off, so the car has been in the garage for three days and came home again yesterday. $616 for the needed part, plus freight, plus labour, plus GST (goods and service tax), and you can see what I mean.
After the initial “ouch ouch ouch” moment, I felt thankful that I was able to pay for it without any issues. My little car is my ticket to being able to move around freely, and I am happy to have trusted people I can take it to in times of need.
|Spring is Coming!|
The country has been getting buffeted with a couple of storm fronts these last few days, but we have so far managed to miss the worst of it here in Hamilton.
We have had heavy rain showers and a fair amount of blustery strong winds, but nothing exceptional for a winter weather system.
South Island friends have sent me photos of the snow that was falling around their home – sometimes I am glad that we are far enough north that our climate is warmer, and we can mostly escape those conditions. I must be getting soft!
Wishing everyone a pleasant, peaceful, and happy day 😊