now THAT is ONE HELL of a SHOVEL!
Click the image to read more about it :)

i must now hope to whatever deities exist that i can survive today on approximately 90minutes sleep.
no thanks to another night shift (stupid cricket. if the ashes weren't on now, my boss would still be at work. grr) and the fact that Pots has a Seminar of Doom(TM) plus five million meetings AND a fancy dinner at the Tibetan Kitchen Monkey and I WERE NOT invited to today, all BEFORE his job interview TOMORROW. oh, and they're all related. i've never heard of someone needing to put in so much effort to get a job before. but i suppose, they are looking to work with the person for five years, so making sure they're up to the task, can perform to tight schedules and are easy to get along with prior to the actual Interview of Horrors(TM) is all beneficial? a 'try before you buy' sort of thing. makes sense to me.

i'll be glad when my escapades to the mechanic are able to die down to a bi annual event. by the time i'm finished, i'll have spent more than the cost of the car just to make sure it doesn't fall apart on me. i'm now more wary of getting things 'checked'. turns out the 'check' cost me $500 in replaced brake discs, and will cost a further (minimum)$1000 in shocks replacements as well. lets NOT talk about the engine whine that appeared oh so very suddenly last sunday afternoon on our return drive from Somerset Dam. i'll admit to having been lucky with my mechanics thus far, in that they've been nice and not annoying and treating me like a 'silly female they can take advantage of'. and it is my own fault for buying a Cheap As All Buggery car. and the repairs and the costs were not at all unexpected, in fact it's EXACTLY what we had imagined (ignoring the broken ignition. who's ever heard of a broken ignition? stupid cheap korean cars). so i shouldn't complain all that much, but i will anyway. all my hard earned overtime i was supposed to be using for my holiday in january is being eaten by the fucking car. at this rate, the car'll be going on holiday and i'll be stuck here. AGAIN! i seriously hope Pots gets this job, that way i won't have to stress too much about being the sole bread winner (and on my inconsistent wage, this is NOT A GOOD THING), and could perhaps look at a slight reductuction in my weekly working hours. i'm also hoping that come the new year i'd have transferred to the new store and be working days and being less frazzled by sleep deprivation. but, i'm not the kind of person who expects miracles, so i'm not going to.

by the way: no thanks to any of you out there for forewarning me about the dangers of car ownership. it's all well and good to inform me of their esper like qualities AFTER i get the bloody thing, but it's all a bit moot then isn't it? *sigh* and at the rate the car is eating my money, i'll be 30 before i can even afford to get my license! so i guess i've got three years to start a piggy bank for 'the day i get my license'.

all the car nonsense aside: i'm in my late 20's as of monday, but it is Sunday wot is more speshol. ELTON JOHN AT BEC!!!! much squeeing continues. i still think it would have been much more fun to see him when he was younger, in better voice and a hell of a lot less fat, oh, and less old man musicky, BUT beggars can't be choosers when it comes to seeing artists whose carrers began while your parents were in primary school (well, dad was in highschool, but who cares?). so i'm looking forward to a very good night, despite the fact i doubt i'll be able to afford any concert memorabilia thanks to said vehicular horrors. and i'm sure i'll actually FEEL more excited come sunday afternoon when i've had a chance to sleep. right now all i can feel is...well, i'm not sure exactly...something.

til next....
~Kits~ (could the cheese stick men please raise their hands)
i don't really think i'm built for all of this night shift work.
or at least, the fact that i have a (suddenly) bratty almost 2 year old isn't helping the situation any.
finshing at around 3am every night, and not getting to sleep til about 5, then being woken at 8-ish by the Monkey doesn't make for a very pleasant Kits.

saturday was blissful though. i slept right through until 3pm!
i was still deathly tired when i woke, but managed to stay awake for about 6 hours before becoming unconcious again until 7am sunday.

i'm feeling quite refreshed today though...just in time for a nice night shift....
*sigh*
oh well, at least the money will be handy.
christmas is coming, we're hoping to go to victoria in january, and i've got to get the car serviced, and the air con checked.

hopefully somewhere in there is the time to get to editing the santa spell dvd as well.
i've still got to film it once more as well. ugh.
stupid work.

til next....
~Kits~ (either kill me or make me rich)
kitsunegari: (Default)
( Nov. 6th, 2006 11:52 am)
i have a shiny new ignition with a shiny new key to match!

and it cost a lot less than the rough quote made out on saturday, which is good. still painfully expensive, but not as painful as it could have been.
i'm actually happy.

i'm also happy that i have a nice mechanic. even patrick, who tends towards the seriously pessimistic end of the cynicism scale thinks he's a nice mechanic. i like my mechanic.

now to save up for the next thing... *sigh*

til next....
~Kits~ (i'm only working for the money to fix the car now, i HAVE sold my SOUL)
kitsunegari: (Default)
( Nov. 4th, 2006 02:46 pm)
ouch. so the damage for the repairs could be more than i expected, but at the same time it may not be.

the ignition is well and truly broken. in fact, about 1cm of di-cast (or however you spell it) metal is the problem. the stupid rod decided to snap. lucky me!
at the most pessimistic it'll cost anywhere between $800 and $1000 to replace, if it requires that the WHOLE ignition block needs to be junked. however, if all that's needed is the barrel, then i'll be spared about half that. i'm seriously hoping for the latter, but i'm not going to expect a miracle. if i need to have the whole ignition block replaced, then so be it.

the guy who came to fix the car is cool though. we had a few laughs at a few silly silly things and he was generally nice and very helpful and not condescending towards me because i'm a woman. he'll be around on monday or at least early next week to replace what needs replacing and raping my bank account of it's funds.

and here i was hoping the first mechanical repair would be the brakes. how very wrong i was.

now excuse me while i go cry.

til next....
~Kits~ (fed up)
kitsunegari: (Default)
( Nov. 4th, 2006 12:26 pm)
well, i'm currently waiting on the loverly peoples at Lubemobile to have a look at my car problem.

after some thought and discussion with someone who knows what they're talking about: the words i was looking for were 'ignition' and 'starter' for my earlier post, but i was so stressed and angry i couldn't think, and it looks more likely the ignition is FUBAR. but i won't know that until the mechanic arrives (sooner than first quoted on the phone which is a fabulous bonus and tick for the Lubemobile guys!).

i'll know the damage within an hour or so i'm hoping, and with a $29 Saturday fee (ridiculous but what can you do?) to add on top, i'm REALLY hoping it's a simple problem that can be fixed with a screwdriver and perhaps some gaffer tape. :)

in the mean time, i managed to kill myself at 5:30 this morning simply becasue i couldn't stay awake any longer, and amd almost done with the burning of Act One of night watch. i need to go out and buy some yellow ink or else i'll never get the bloody things finished on time, and hopefully with the mechaninc coming soon, he'll make the car start again and i can then rush out to JB HI FI and pick up some spare cases because of some last minute orders i scored yesterday!

EDIT: mechanic arrived. ignition switch is stuffed. not sure what the damage is yet, but will know soon. until then, it's costing me abouit $160 just to have the guy look at my car for 45 minutes!

til next....
~Kits~ (i think next time i'll stick to my pushbike, it's a bugger load cheaper to fix cuz i can do it myself!)
kitsunegari: (Default)
( Nov. 3rd, 2006 08:20 pm)
does anyone know a cheap as mechaninc who does house calls?

my car has broken.

the key turning thing is broken.

my car is currently turned on, and i am unable to turn it off becuase something has broken in the key lock turning thing. i don't know it's technical term.

my life has just suddenly gone to hell in a handbasket, and i have no idea why.

til next....
~Kits~ (seriously pissed off)
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