Daily Update: Sputtery Truck
Today I’m off to drop off Sputtery Truck with someone who will replace the engine. When I say off I mean I actually took the day off to take care of this. I’m about to head outside and remove all the ‘stuff’ from inside the truck. Call it paranoia, call it caution. I just don’t want anything I have in there to disappear.
I haven’t been sleeping well. I think it’s stress, but it’s hard to know for sure.
My major project at work has gone through testing. I’m now working on requirements for another project while the previous goes through User Acceptance Testing. The truck is about to get a new engine which means I’ll have a vehicle soon. It’s been tough without one. The money we’re spending will be difficult in the short term, but in the long term I think we’re making the right choice.
I was talking with my friend last night. It’s kind of funny. I’ve only ever bought two new cars. The first was when I was in the Navy. I got ripped off and didn’t fully understand that until after I had signed the contract. That one eventually died. The second the wife and I got when my favorite daughter was born. That one ran great, but we eventually needed something bigger and sold it to buy the Tahoe.
All in all I’ve had good luck with vehicles. It’s easy to allow a bad event such as what I’m going through now overshadow all the repair-free years. I haven’t had a car payment in a very long time so it’s not like I’ve been putting money into the vehicle(s) year after year other than standard maintenance. My hope is this repair will get me over the next year without anything else. As far as I know, I’ve done everything else that would cost a large sum of money.
Once I have the truck back I think I’ll sleep better knowing that when I need it, it’ll be there. I just need to relax. Yeah, that’s it. relax. 🙂
Had another decent writing day yesterday. I was going to post weekly updates as to my progress. What I’ll do on my February 1st Daily Update is post my word count for January and show where I am and where I should be in relationship to my yearly goal. I’ll also break down fiction and blog posts. Obviously these daily blog posts have helped my word count. Next month I’m going to try and write far more fiction.
Well, the tow truck driver will be here soon. I need to go get things packed up.