Serious Frustration!!!!

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   Posted 1/30/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I am soo frustrated with my car. It is broken down, and my hubby thought he had it fixed because it was running and everything again and then it just quit working again. I have been stuck in the house for probably a week now-with the exception of getting out for a few minutes one day and then an hour or two another day- and I am going stir-crazy. I am soooo tired of it. I just want the stupid thing to work again. I need a car. I am so close to exploding at times. I hate being stuck in the house. I HATE IT!! I am sorry. I just really needed to vent some of my frustrations.
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   Posted 1/30/2010 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry .. I know how that is! We finally broke down and bought a new (well, used .. but new to us) vehicle a few months ago. After fixing (and fixing and fixing) our Chevy Venture I got SO TIRED of getting stranded at intersections ... it had to go. It would stall every time I stopped. With three kids in the van ... it was beyond nervewracking. But until we found a new vehicle we could afford, I was trapped at home (yep .. with 3 kids). Oh .. I thought i would go NUTS. "Honey, can you stop and pick up milk? Mom, can you run me to the store? Sorry, I can't just pop over and pick up my barfing kid from school .. because I don't have a CAR!" Oh .. it was AWFUL.

Hopefully you'll get something worked out SOON. In the mean time, know that someone understands how stir crazy being stranded can make you. :)

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   Posted 1/30/2010 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Sassy, It is hard feeling all cooped up, and our cars sure give us a sense of
freedom. Hope you are able to get your car fixed soon. It is frustrating when you lose
something that helps you cope.

When I was probably about your age, my daughter was close to your Alex's age, my car
would break down often. So many times I would bring the car in to get fixed(it was only 4
years old) and they would tell me it was fixed. Back then there were no cell phones and it
was horrible for the car to break down with a small child with you. Long story short, I was
without a car during the day for quite awhile. It was winter and I'd bundle my daughter up
and we would play in the snow everyday, and later drink hot chocolate together. I needed to get out of the house and going outside for 20 minutes or an hour helped.

Try to get out of the house for a short period of time, just being outside does help. It
beats feeling stuck in the house.

Hope everything works out for you. Sending gentle hugs.

Hugs, Robin
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   Posted 1/30/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feel. I have been having problems with my car off and on since August. We thought it was fixed but it started doing the same thing again in December. It's been off and on. Then both vehicles stopped working on the same day! We had the truck fixed immediately but the car is still a problem.

This is when I get really angry with the fibro. It took away my ability to earn enough money to take care of our simple needs. All that college for nothing, all that training and experience in a job I can no longer do. I love what I do now but I like to think of it as volunteer work because the paycheck is almost insulting.

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   Posted 1/30/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
One good thing is that you have the ambition to get out. I have gone through periods where I was too exhausted to go anywhere. You are fortunate you do feel like going. I hope that you get your car fixed soon.

Best wishes,

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   Posted 1/30/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Just found out some of the new parts we put in in August were bad. Hopefully, the $160.00 we just spent will keep the car running for the next year or two.

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   Posted 1/30/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, vent away. Having a vehicle not run is so frustrating and then being trapped in the house in the winter with a toddler is enough to drive you up a wall. DH had to have his truck towed the other day c-ching c-ching money we didn't have to spend. It cost less to fix the problem than it did to tow it.
I hope you get it fixed soon. I know I have to get out of the house every few days even if it is to go to Walmart and walk around, I don't have many choices in the little town I live in.
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