posted on Sep, 27 2004 @ 03:32 PM
The other night, on the way home from work, my car's battery light turned on. I made it home alright, and decided to ask my dad (He used to be a
mechanic) what's wrong with it. The first thing he said is that it's probably the alternator, and the cheapest alternator, probably re-built and
used, would cost me still around $100.00. So we checked it yesterday, and it looked fine. We thought it may have just been a problem with the
battery light. I drove my car to school, and on the way home it started freaking out. The turn signal light was going slower, and the speedometer
kept going back and forth. After a while, even the RPM thing went to zero. I had to drive home with no A.C, in the Arizona heat (It was pretty cool
today, only about 98). Now I called up my dad, and he confirms it's the alternator . He doesn't want to fix it himself with my help because the
alternator is in a very weird spot, and it would take too much time. He wants to take it in to a shop . This is going to cost me A LOT of money!
Christ, I've worked at this horrible horrible job for almost 5 months now, and all I have to show for it is around $450.00, and some things I've
bought. IT'S ALL GOING TO BE GONE! (or most of it if I'm lucky). THIS SUCKS!!! 5 months of work is going to have been for nothing
other than what I've already bought. I think I'll just quit my job . I've been saving up for a while too so I can buy some things. My parents
have plenty of money, and they're probably not even going to pay for it. Life f-ing sucks.