1. My 2005 Ford Escape almost got traded in a couple of weeks ago, but I hesitated, wanting to see how end of year discounts might come into play. I kept thinking that if I waited a few more weeks, I might save some money.
2. See #1 and next time DON’T FREAKING HESITATE, ok?
3. I did not faint when the nice guy at the car-fixit-place handed me the bill to fix my STUPID FORD ESCAPE. I just handed him my Amex card, and thought kindly of all the rewards points I just earned
4. $ 2,661 isn’t a lot of money when you think of it. I mean at least now I don’t have a car payment, and Amex just gave me enough rewards points to help me buy some stupidcrap I don’t need. I wish I could have used the points to buy the PCM (power control module) and ignition coil that are apparently necessary engine components.
5. The StupidFordEscape was running really rough after paying $2,661 to fix it, so I brought it back in for some brakes, rotors, struts, shocks, winterizing, tuning up, artery cleaning, etc.
6. Iamsofreakingstupid that I didn’t trade the freakingstupidFordEscape in when I had the chance.
7. See no. 6 above, and write another check for $2,380, and ignore the clicking sound coming from the front end for at least another couple of days and then raise holy hell at the nice car-fixit-place, and find an eraser to remove the word “chump” which must be somewhere on my forehead.