Thursday, November 02, 2006

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program!

What a flippin' roller coaster day it's been! And it's not even noon yet!!!

I noticed I had a light on my car last night and thought it would be best to take it in. I hadn't had it in for servicing for a looooonnnnnggggg time so I figured it would be costly. But I didn't think it would be as costly as it will be. Bad brakes in addition to regular servicing in addition to the reason I took it in the first place don't you know. We're talking over $1,ooo. And dummy me! I didn't think to ask if any of it would be covered under warranty because in the meantime I got another call.

I got a job!!! I got a job!!! It's the one I mentioned a few weeks ago working for a non-profit organization. I had called last week to see what was happening and was told the place decided they didn't want anyone after all. I was very bummed about that. But she called back this morning and said it was back on again. They had looked at my resume and decided they wanted me to work for them. And I didn't even have to go for an interview!!!

I start November 13!!

'til later (I need to recoup!)

ETA

After speaking to the car/dealership again, I found out that the warranty I have does indeed knock almost $200 off the repair bill. It's still higher than I thought but somewhat more acceptable. I thought since I hadn't kept up with the scheduled check-ups, I might have somehow voided the warranty - but luckily I didn't.

25 comments:

Jenster said...

Woo hoo!!! Uh, that would be for the new job.

Boo hoo!! That's for the new brakes.

Congratulations on the job you wanted. Very exciting!

Jen

Tara Marie said...

Good for you, congrats. You'll have to blog all about your first day.

And, yikes, $1000! I was complaining about the $300 I put into mine last week.

nath said...

It's awesome Kristie! Good news... now, your first paycheck is going to go towards that car bill :P I hate car repairs...

nath said...

It's awesome Kristie! Good news... now, your first paycheck is going to go towards that car bill :P I hate car repairs...

Mailyn said...

One day before my bday! LOL.

SUPER CONGRATS ON THE NEW JOB!!!!!

Wish I could hug you in person but here is a bear hug for you

*super bear hug*

I'm so happy for you!!!!

Marg said...

Congratulations!!!! That's great news!

ames said...

Congratulations KRISTIE!!

But bummer about the car. :(

Lori said...

Congrats on the job, Kristie! That is wonderful!!!

And darn it, make sure you get your car in regularly. It is sooo important!

Kris said...

Big Congrats on the job!!!!!! Yeah!!!! I need to take my car in too, but I have to wait for another paycheck before that is happening.

C2 said...

Yay you!! Congrats on the new job!! :o)

Eek on the car stuff. Blah.

Stacy~ said...

All right - congrats Kristie. Good luck with everything.

Sorry about the car repairs. They are never cheap.

Jennie said...

Woo hoo! Congrats on the job!!!!

Mina Wolf said...

Congrats on the job! So excited for you! You'll have to keep us updated on how it goes.

Zeek said...

CONGRATS on the job!!

Ugh. Car repairs! I HATE that we get nickle and dimed to death with them. (And sometimes BIG NICKLE AND DIMED as in your case.) Between, registration, insurance, inspections and repairs, I just want to push it off a cliff sometimes. (If public transportation was a viable solution around here I WOULD!)

Anyway, I feel your pain.

CindyS said...

How did I miss this yesterday!!

Congratulations!!! This is terrific news! I love the part where you didn't have to have an interview. Bliss.

I'm never surprised by car bills anymore. I'm pleasantly surprised when the bill is under a thousand dollars.

Cindy

Dance Chica said...

That’s awesome Kristie! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. I was hoping you’d get it.

Car repairs suck! I hate dealing with them esp. since I hardly know anything about cars or mechanics but unfortunately I live in one of those areas where you NEED a car to get anywhere.

Kristie (J) said...

Thank you to everyone for your good wishes. It's going to be an adjustment that's for sure!! I haven't worked since May and I know it's going to take me while to re-adjust to the working world again. The only down side to it is not as much time for blogging :(
But I know it's not been good for me being here all day. And I love the fact that it's working in the Non-Profit sector!

CindyS said...

Kristie - I finally got a chance to tell Bob and he said 'Good for her!'. So lots of people thinking of you and wishing you all the best. We'll have to see if we can get together before you have to start. I've been having a bad week with the tummy and sleeping so I knew this week was out when I had to drive my dad to the airport ;) I think I'm still recovering ;)

Cindy

romancelover said...

Congratulations! I wish I was there to celebrate with you (I need a good stiff drink and need an excuse)!

Rosie said...

Kristie, I was blog hopping early yesterday morning and missed this. I'm soooooo happy for you!! I was off from June until mid-October. You'll be back in the swing of things before you know it. How cool is it that it is the job you wanted too. You deserve it kiddo...congrats!

Kyahgirl said...

That is awesome news! congrats. It will be scary but exciting to start a new job!

Devonna said...

Congratulations on the job, Kristie! This is wonderful news.

ag said...

Oh, congrats, Kristie!! So happy for you.

ReneeW said...

I've been out of touch with everyone's blog and missed this. Yaaaayyy! Congrats. And no interview? That rocks!

Rosario said...

Yes! Congratulations on the new job, I'm so happy for you!