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i said if i won the jackpot i would get an orange metal flake paint job with that kinda gold glitter in it on my next car so everyone is probably relieved that i was not the winner

2011-08-30 - 8:36 a.m.

My poor old Bolivian Mercedes might be at the end of the line. The mechanic called and said that he'd found the gas leak. In the gas tank. In, I thought, a rather disapproving tone he said he found where it had an old repaired patch on the gas tank that had finally worn out. It was so long ago that the stupid lady rear-ended me and the insurance company made me go to their place that, while I was talking to him on the phone, I didn't even remember it. After I hung up, of course, I remembered, oh yeah, that's when they tried to total it, and that was 8 years ago, so the patch couldn't have been THAT terrible. However, be that as it may, the poor car is now leaking gasoline again and must be repaired or finally, regretfully totaled. The new gas tank estimate is $1,100, which is more than the value of a road-weary Toyota Corolla station wagon that was nearly totaled on July 20, 2003, so...

I hate shopping for cars. We got this one at the Saturn place, where there was no bargaining and everyone pays the same price. I would have returned there again, except that Saturn has gone out of business. Sigh, sigh, SIGH!

Well, I had better move some money around and do some information gathering in case I have to go out later and buy a new car.

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