August 28th, 2020


friday 5: consumption


What would you consider your most recent major purchase?
Paid a mechanic to address the check engine light on my ford. The code said a PCM timing failure, I googled and learned the engine computer software probably needed re-loaded, and then I could learn what other sensor failures were lurking behind that one. I talked to a coworker who said reprogramming was possible, but he's bricked a computer before. That shook my confidence enough that I didn't want to try it. I unhooked my battery for an hour to see if the light would reset and go away. It did not. So I paid somebody. While it was there I got an oil change.

On what are you hoping to spend a good chunk of change in the near future?
Fixing the damn roof on my house. Waiting on two estimates, it's a race! One guy had to emergency fly to houston, another is waiting on the gutter supplier to get back to him.

When did you most recently resist the urge to splurge?
Well... for like three years, marc and I have wanted the inflatable sandworm from beetlejuice for our halloween decor collection. We might just do it.

When did you most recently experience buyer’s remorse?
I bought the wrong damn windshield wiper for the back of my car and might have broken the arm trying to get it on there. Ordered a new arm and wiper, it's on the way. It said it was for my model, it lied.

I can't decide if I regret buying new citronella votive candles for my back porch. After they arrived I got curious and did some googling... apparently they don't do a damn thing to repel mosquitos. But the ambiance is nice, so maybe it's okay?

What’s something interesting you consumed this past week?
My whole family consumed a mega-pan of lasagna that marc made. Dang I tell you, lasagna used to mean leftovers for a week! But the bigger my kids get, the more I find myself scrounging for lunches.