Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Car repairs, changing schools and mother's day


Good morning all, no that should read good afternoon all because it is after midday so that means it's the afternoon. It has been another overcast and showering morning, I still went for a walk this morning even though there was light rain.

I took my car to Gaspower this morning to be repaired not sure how long it will be there or how much it is going to cost we are expecting it to be around $1000 as it may need the gas converter replaced and that costs money.

Yesterday Jessica sent an email off to the principal of Warners Bay public school enquiring about changing Leo's school from Swansea to Warners Bay as the amount of fuel she is going through getting him to and from school each day is beyond a joke. Warners Bay school is only a 5 minute drive from me, Swansea school is a good 20 minute drive from me. So now we just have to wait for the principal to arrange a time for Jessica to go and talk to them and hopefully they will be able to get him into the school.

This afternoon I am off to another diabetic class, Kelli will drop me off and I will have to get either her or Tim to pick me up when the class is over, last week it was interesting but I didn't really hear much I didn't already know but we will see how today's class go. I intend to do the full four weeks of classes because hell it can't hurt and who knows I might learn something.

Even though it is only February I have been thinking of Mother's Day, I would like to go out for lunch on the day and have rang and spoke to the restaurant and they said as soon as I know numbers I can make a booking and I might be able to pay for the meals in advance as well which would be good.

When I told Natasha about going out on the day she said she might not be able to afford it, but my thought is she can give me $10 a fortnight or month as it should only be around $30 a head for the meal and I will either hold the money or get her meal ticket in advance once she has given me the right amount of money. I feel everyone has enough warning they should be able to give me small amounts of money and not have to find the money all at once on the day.


When I mentioned to mum that I would like to go to the Eastern Tiger for Mother's Day lunch she thought it sounded like a good idea and liked the idea of being able to book and pay in advance, she said she will speak to David and Sandra about it and of course dad and we will talk more about it over the next few days.  

20 comments:

  1. I hope the Mother's Day plans work out.

    Love,
    Janie

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  2. Your car will get ready soon to enjoy your Mother's day plan well...

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  3. Oh, aren't car repairs the worst. I hate spending money on it. And I hope your Mother's Day was awesome!

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    1. Yes car repairs can cost an arm and a leg sometimes, thankfully ours didn't cost as much as we thought yesterday but the car is still not 100%

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  4. You are a great planner. I hope it works out that everyone will be able to go!

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    1. Sometimes I can be, fingers crossed it will work out the way I want it to

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  5. Sounds like a smart plan for Mothers Day. Thinking ahead is always better than last minute.

    Car problems are a major pain in the pocketbook.

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    1. I think if you want to go out for the meal then it is better to plan it in advance. Thankfully our car didn't cost as much as we thought it would

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  6. Sounds like a great idea for Mother's Day!

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    1. I think so and I will have something to look forward to

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  7. Car repair, changing school and mother’s day? You have a lot of things in mind, Jo-Anne! Mother’s day and changing school is interesting, but car repair is not. I just hope everything turns out great once you get your car. I also hope you’ll pursue your plan for mother’s day. It will be a blast of fun for sure.

    Ron

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    1. The car is fixed and today was running fine so happy Jo-Anne, I intend to make sure I get to do what I would like on Mother's Day I just have to get numbers off my siblings and children

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  8. The replacement does cost a lot! Have you tried asking the mechanic if a simple repair is possible? You could use the savings for your Mothers’ Day plans. If not, well, it’s still a long time from now. I’m sure the price you will pay on the new converter will be worth it.

    Felicia Simmons

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  9. How's the car now, Joanne? Some car repairs may cost more than a thousand bucks and leave you car-less for days. The gas converter is a delicate part and once it has experienced a defect, replacement is the most advisable thing to do. Take care okay? And don't forget to visit with trusted professionals to check up on your car.

    Nannette Henriquez

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  10. Thinking ahead is always a good idea! I feel like every mothers day, I am always rushing to make last minute plans. I like your idea of months in advance collecting money from people and booking a reservation. Again, I am ALWAYS rushing on mothers day and then I find myself and my family in some crowded restaurant that has questionable menus. Yuck. I'll definitely strive to do this next year for mothers day!

    Edward Taylor @ Niguel Auto

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