I’m a homebody. So what?

I’m going to be honest, I’m happiest when I’m at home, with my wife. I don’t enjoy going out and doing much with other people, I tend to get bored and lose conversation topics.

Granted, I have a lot of friends.. on Facebook. None of which I really see in person, yet mostly we’re all in the same town. What about church you ask? I truly believe that Church isn’t something you need to be in a building listening to a person talk. The bible says, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”

For the most part, I have been turned off by churches in general. Left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. I’m not saying I don’t believe, I still pray and talk to God. I just don’t feel like I need to be in a building full of people, who, even though say they don’t, judge. Is that so wrong?

Although this might sound rude, or mean, but I find personal friendships, exhausting. I enjoy the company of friends, but having to keep up with everything that is involved in friendships, going here or there and doing this or that, is tough for me, I don’t sleep well at night as it is, and I’m usually in bed sleeping by 8:00pm – 8:30pm and up by 5:30am – 6am.

Now, I’m not saying I don’t like having friends, I really enjoy having friends, I enjoy talking to them and seeing them, but keeping up with them in a personal sense, for example, meeting up for a drink or coffee or something of that nature. There’s only so much “Yup, so…. yeah, how are things?” that I can handle. I weird as this might seem to most, I’m always deep in thought about something and sometimes don’t really have a lot to talk about. Unless something is very critical.

I certainly hope that I haven’t offended anyone, I love my friends and I love talking to them, maybe I’m just weird. or something.
Dan

Gaynor’s Automotive….

I’m all for a company making money. The whole idea of running a business, is to make money to build the company. However the margin of profit that Gaynor’s is asking, is just flipping crazy.

I took my wife’s car in to have it diagnosed, the car had been dying at random and the oil light was flickering and the engine was steaming from what appeared to be a leaky coolant line.

Diagnostic cost: $115.

Here is where it gets interesting.

They found that the Oil Sending Unit is leaking oil. Cost? $180
They also found that the Coolant Temperature Sensor is not working. Cost? $85
They said the PCV Valve is bad as well. Cost? $117
Here is the real kicker. The Coolant Bleeder Valve is leaking. Cost? $767!!

So, I did what any right minded person does, call another shop that is a small mom and pop type of shop.

My biggest concern is getting that oil sending unit replaced. So I called Rick’s Garage. Cost? $40 to install and the part costs around $30 for a total of $70. For a total of $110 less!!

My brother-in-law says that the Coolant Bleeder Valve is a really easy fix and the part costs around $65. The Coolant Temperature sensor is around $15-$25. And, Finally the PCV Valve is between $4 and $15.

Now as I said before, I am all for a business making a profit but for God sake.

Assuming that I can get some of the parts for cheap from a local parts store, I will have spent all in all $114 (i’m calculating the cost of the oil sending unit not the install) which saves me a grand total of $1,035!

End result? Never going to Gaynor’s EVER again. Bunch of Scam artists!