The Doctor woke up around 5:30 a.m., which is unusual, while Sweetheart was out with her friends at boot camp. I usually keep my phone in the living room and I was surprised to hear it ringing at 6:00. Sweetheart was calling to say that she coasted to a stop along the freeway. The vital car needs were a new alternator, terminal post, and brakes. There were half a dozen other needs, such as 2 new back tires, that also needed to be replaced/repaired, so we just bit the bullet and went ahead and had it all done.
Friday night the cables on the garage door, that attach to the drums, both snapped, and we have a call out to the garage door people to have it fixed. The future profit from the rent house is slowly being devoured....
This is the only real maintenance that the car has required for the last five years, except for a new battery. I really shouldn't be complaining since it got me through school without any issues. On the bright side, it couldn't have happened at a better time, since I've got my Dad's truck and the garage will have all of the repairs done by Wednesday at the latest.
Speaking of money troubles, Puerto Rico has declared that they might not be able to pay their creditors. They are a US territory, and possibly our 51st state, but remaining a territory has it's own advantages that they probably don't want to give up. The financial collapse is hitting a little closer to home.
Keep Right On Prepping - K