We took the van in for a 5000 mile check up yesterday. It was basically an oil change and fluid fill up and an inspection to see what else needed to be done now that the car has reached ten years of age. They do have things they rec at either 10 years or 100,000 miles. Well, we only have 51,000 miles, but we bought the van in June of 2021 so we are going with getting the work done that is recommended. We paid $94.69 for that appointment.
Because we want to drive this van until it dies, maintenance if very important to us. Vehicles, even used ones, are super expensive, so we take as good of care as possible of our vehicles. They want to flush the transmission at $315, flush the coolant at $200, do an induction (cleaning the build up off the inside of the engine) at $170, and something to do with the electonic fuel injection at $170. That's a total of $855 worth of work. I only have $708 in my car maintenance envelope after paying for the other. That's a shortfall of $147.00.
Since DH will get quite a bit of overtime on the next paycheck, I will take out $200 for car maintenance, which will cover the shortfall and leave a little left in the envelope. I set aside $100 a month generally in this envelope. I will set aside an additional $100 the following payday, too. I don't like to run that envelope so close to bone.
I didn't end up planting any seeds yesterday, but we did get the wire hoops cut to size and put into the bed and then measured out and fitted the netting to the hoops. We hand watered, too. It was still pretty hot and it just sapped your strength. Today is 68 and much cooler so we will try to get it done. My soaker hose is supposed to arrive today. I got it for the bed that has the tomatoes, peppers, and summer squash in it, because those don't like to get their leaves wet and will get blight if they are wet too much. This way I can water at the base and not have to worry about that.
If I like the way the soaker hose works I will order them for the other beds, too. I want to see how great the coverage is with it. A soaker is the type that beads out water droplets not sprays them out. That's a drip hose. People get them confused, understandably, and then complain on Amazon reviews because it doesn't work the way they thought it would because they ordered the wrong thing. A simple reading of the description would tell them. But the whiney reveiws were actually helpful because I knew for sure it would do what I wanted it to do.
Tomorrow is my MRI on my back. Since the 20 weeks of physical therapy did nothing to improve things, they are now looking for disc issues, most likely a slipped disc. It would be nice to have an answer and maybe a better course of treatment. I really don't want to be on pain killers the rest of my life. It addles my mind.