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Made an Appointment for Car Service, etc

November 9th, 2015 at 05:06 pm

So today I finished lunch with ten minutes to spare (helps to bring a PBJ sandwich ...) so gave Brakes Plus a call. I set up an appointment for Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. to get my transmission flushed, tires rotated and belts checked/possibly replaced (they've been squealing.)

In all, it will come in at around $200 after a $25 coupon I have. All accounted for in my car care category. Smile

The weather forecast is saying that Wednesday isn't going to be pretty - bad thunderstorms / possibly hail. Hopefully I'll not be out when that's going on.

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Wednesday afternoon I'll be going to the church to work on the library some more. (I've been asked to be the official "Church Librarian."

We've bought some new shelves, some book containers, and weeded out the oldest/grungiest books. Not many books were left ... (maybe 100.)

The pastor apparently has several boxes of books for me to go through and possibly add.

I'm going to set up a LibraryThing account for the church library. I'm also going to be looking for volunteers to staff the library after church to assist with check-in / check- out. (Using either a laptop or a small tablet.)

... I'm not sure I'm going to get much cleaning/cooking done on my day off. Big Grin

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I've seen several people mention seeing The Intern and saying it was funny. I may end up going to see that Tuesday night. Although that's also when the storms are supposed to start ... so I'll see. I haven't been to a movie in the theater for a good while.

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Free entertainment for my cat = the little lid you pull off from an orange juice container. Kari loves to play "fetch" with it (with me throwing it) or play with it all by herself. Smile

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So far - 7 NSDs in November! My budget's loving me right now. Smile

5 Responses to “Made an Appointment for Car Service, etc”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    So nice you can use your librarian skills to help your church! I hope the weather isn't too bad. Enjoy your day off!!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CCF - Yep, I'm happy to be able to use them too. Smile
    Thanks!

  3. snafu Says:

    I'm sure the congregation are thrilled to have a librarian looking after their library. Sounds like you've already made a huge contribution by getting rid of the 'grungiest' books.

    I was surprised you've chosen to have transmission fluid 'flushed' since that is a controversial procedure and unless its in your auto's manual, it would not typically be drained and replaced without meeting specific conditions. If suggested by Brakes Plus it's likely more a profit line for them. Sorry, belt[s]? or is it brakes that are squealing because pads are worn out and possibly causing brake cylinders to damage?

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Snafu - I've read about transmission flushes and the differing opinions. It has been suggested to me by BP several times - I'm actually not positive I'm going to have them do it.

    No, I don't think it's the brakes. The loud squealing noise happens when I first turn my car on in the morning (especially cold mornings) and also sometimes when I turn my wheel. NE heard it and said he thinks it's my power steering belt possibly.

  5. Laura S. Says:

    I am far from an expert, but I had a car with that same issue with the squealing in the morning or when it was cold. It was the timing belt. I hope I am wrong because it isn't cheap.

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