Saturday, February 10, 2007

Hello a few pictures and prayer request

Well look who is making an entry!  Me!  And I am not going to talk about my singing this time either so read on....

It has been a while since I have written an actual entry.  That is because I was having mini drama going on.

Not to worry everyone is fine.

Drama one: Erics car situation.....

As you all know Eric was without a car.  We spent over 3000.00 to get a new engine put into a car we had.  It is a Ford Taurus and it was willed to us by Ricks Mom.  One day after work Eric noticed fluid coming out the bottom of the car.  When he checked it out he saw that he had a busted hose. He called Rick to see what he should do about it.  Rick told him to patch it up the best he could and to go to the nearest auto parts store and buy another hose and he would tell him over the phone how to fix it.

Eric took it to Firestone which was the closest and walking distance to his apartment.  They were almost closed and wouldn't be able to get to it until the next day so Eric had to leave the car there.  He told them to fix only the hose...nothing else.

The next day when he went to pick up the car there was a bill for 179.00.  They had done all kinds of pressure tests and stuff that Eric did not even ask for.  They recommended a new engine etc. etc. and Eric informed them that the engine was brand new....so in order for him to get his car back he had to pay the 179.00 bill .

This mad me so angry that they would take advantage of a young man on his own this way.  I guarentee you one thing though I will never trust that company again.

So anyway he drove it home and we took it to the mechanic that had put in the new engine.  This was three weeks ago and that guy still has the car.  Eric had to go back to work so Rick had to drive 2 hours there and 2 hours back.

Then all week long Eric had to bum a ride to work.

Eric was suppose to come this weekend but the car still isn't ready...GRRRR

Next week end is my birthday so instead he is coming home for that.  Hopefully the car will be ready by then.

Drama two:  Eric found out that his rent will be going up another hundred dollars and he is barely making it now.

Drama three:  His fish died.

Now that is three I think he deserves a little break.

You know how it is with us Mommas.  When something happens to our children it affects us even more.

So to all my prayer warriors out there.....on your knees please!

xox Barbara

11 comments:

emabecmar said...

oh he gets car back soon. awesome pics. so what did tiny find in that log, lol. ((((((((hugs)))))))))))
Cindy

lisa41076 said...

Barbara , your birthday is next weekend ????????? What day ? Awwwwww poor Eric, keeping him in my prayers, Love and Hugs Lisa XO

queenb8261 said...

Prayers for you and yours.  Hope Eric gets everything straightened out soon.  Did ya buy him a new fish? LOL Poor guy.  
Hugs, Barb

jckfrstross said...

praying for you and yours

Deb

rayne1123 said...

oh no!  prayers coming at ya!  hopew it all works out
hugs
noelle

pharmolo said...

Sorry to hear about the car situation, Barbara, there are some regular cowboys out there - and not of the actual herders variety.

randlprysock said...

Oh that is very difficult.  Hope Eric gets it all straightened out.  How I do hate car problems.  They always come at a most inopportune time.  We have a battery situation going on here and mainly for lack of time to install one.  Hugs,
Lisa

plieck30 said...

Doesn't it just make you want to go up there and slap them when they treat your kid badly? Happy birthday to you when ever it is. Paula

fasttrack58 said...

Oh special thoughts for Eric!!!
Son1 sold his car yesterday, so now does not have one, does this make since.....
Linda :)

mtrib2 said...

I am sorry Eric is having such a hard time with his car and then his fish died.    Now having to pay more rent.     I hope the place that replaced the engine does the proper work in getting his car reliable.    mark

rgossett4195 said...

I had a car experience like that too.  it stinks...sending prayers now!  rose~