Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sigh...........

Do you ever have those days you wish you could re-wind, but then realize, nothing would be different if you could do it over anyway, so you just have to suck it up and deal?  Or 'put on your big girl panties' as others might say?  Today is one of those days for me...and really it started last night...when I opened up my mail from my county and found out my property valuation went DOWN over $23,000...YIKES!!  Many of my fellow facebook friends commiserated with me, so I know I'm not alone...and others have seen values go down even more than that, but still...it hurts... And as one friend / former co-worker, so kindly pointed out..."That's just the valuation...it's probably worth even LESS than that right now..."  Wow, thanks Scott!  Appreciate you pointing that out... :)

And today, my lovely 'new' vehicle was taken in for what I thought would be a couple hundred dollar routine repair, only to find out it's more likely going to be a couple THOUSAND...something I was not prepared for / expecting to have to cover at this point and time.  I've had this car for 7 weeks now...and when I bought it, I was told that it had been 'thoroughly' inspected by their mechanics....and now they don't understand why I don't want to bring it back to THEM for additional repairwork...hmm...wonder why I wouldn't want to do that?!?  So I'm basically up a creek without a paddle to put it nicely...lesson learned...I just wish they didn't have to be such expensive lessons sometimes.

I went online and changed my 'review' of the business I purchased from...the review that they asked me to write before I'd even owned the car for more than 2 seconds.  So if you're in the market for a used vehicle in CO, I'd be happy to tell you where NOT to go...just let me know!

Here's hoping for a better tomorrow!

7 comments:

Ruth said...

YIKES is right! What a huge shock especially with your condo. The reality of what is going on in today's world is alarming!

Amy said...

So, so sorry to hear about your day. That is such a bummer. I totally hear and can commiserate with you on the real estate scenario. I hear you on the car, too. Today will be a great day for you! Btw, that flower pic reminds me of the flowers we saw in Salzburg.

Melody said...

Amy - you're so observant...it looks like flowers in Salzburg b/c it IS one of the flower pics in Salzburg...I wanted something a little cheery to include :)

Alison said...

So sorry to hear about your yucky day. Hope the rest of your week is better! I understand about car issues a little...after we purchased our SUV, we had SO many major and minor repairs (especially for a three-year-old-at-the-time vehicle!): Transmission, air conditioning, brake light, tires, etc. It was not so fun. So much for our "really great deal!" :).

MaryMary said...

I'm sorry Mel. Ack. Yuck. Booooo.

Melody said...

thanks guys :)

Ashley said...

feel better, Mel!! Things will turn around!!