Monday, April 14, 2014


So the problem with the car was exactly what I thought it was: the timing belt blew, and wrecked the engine totally.

The cost to replace the engine would be around $4,500, more than we have (obviously -- we've got about $40.00), and more than the car was worth.

So for now my parents are going to lend us their second car.  We're going to save money until July, when I start getting paid the salary increase (as a full professor).

At that point, let's hope, we'll be able to afford to buy a new-used car.

That's our plan, anyway.

And we're sticking to it.

God, being poor sucks.


Bardiac said...

I'm sorry to hear the bad news about your car.

delagar said...

Thanks, Bardiac.

We'd be a lot worse off if my parents weren't able to lend us theirs, though!

nicoleandmaggie said...

Yay your parents!

delagar said...


I can't tell you what a relief this is.