Shannon Stacey

September of Automotive Doom

September brings not only my birthday, but…*menacing music*…vehicle inspections. And, even though my husband’s birthday isn’t in September, we moved his truck to my birth date to keep it from being in the same month as his professional license renewals and the beginning of Christmas shopping.

That means it’s nail-biting time. Time to offer up sacrifices to the automotive deities. Please, just let both of them get inspection stickers and I promise I’ll buy new tires for the car before snow flies and blah blah blah… The truck’s getting a new exhaust as I type.

I’m not a car person, really. I don’t care what it is or what it looks like as long as it gets me from point A to point B without having to make payments, but I regret not having a note on a shiny new car when it’s September inspection time.

Then $500 or so to register them. Fun stuff!

2 comments to “September of Automotive Doom”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · September 20th, 2011 at 3:50 pm · Link

    Yeah, we paid off the Tahoe this year. And the Harley. And while the temptation is always there to buy the new and shiny with the built in GPS and all the latest bells and whistles, I’m thrilled not to have car payments because that frees up a hell of a lot of monthly cash. As long as I can park my butt in the vehicle and it runs, i’m one happy passenger. Besides, we have a Garmin anyway. ;-)

  2. Jean
      · September 20th, 2011 at 4:17 pm · Link

    With three vehicles, a motorcycle, a motorhome, and five trailers (did I leave anything out?) to register, insure, and inspect every year, I’m thankful they are sort of spread throughout the year. Of course, that means I always have something coming due. I’m very thankful for Things and my ability to track all that stuff there.

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