Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hiatus


DAMMIT! Well I am going to court Again on Thursday. Oh BTW sorry for the hiatus, I have been distracted by quite a few things lately. First I have been trying to get my car(’88 Acura legend) in working condition for winter. Started by changing the starter, which is normally no problem except that the moron who last changed it cross threaded one of the mounting bolts into the aluminum block. Then I moved on to re-sealing the oil pan…. Normally a simple task…. Not so much! First a frame cross member, with a transmission stabilizer on it had to be removed, not difficult just 8 bolts. However make sure not to allow it to bend out of shape. Next came the exhaust, my exhaust happens to wrap very tightly to the oil pan. This took a good amount of PB Blaster, anyway I got the exhaust out of the way and removed the 20 oil pan bolts, got the pan off and spent about an hour and a half cleaning old RTV off the pan and block. Put some new RTV on, hand tightened the bolts then an hour later put another half turn on them and let the car sit for about 36 hours… Problem is I forgot to go back and do a final tighten….. lol dumbass… needless to say my oil is currently still leaking until I can get everything torn back apart and put a final torque on the bolts. Also changed some simple items like the plugs, pcv, and fuel filter. Normally you don’t really hear people complain about a fuel filter… well on a 23 yar old fuel line using a flare fitting, it’s a little more difficult. Normally I would say to cut the end off the line, put a new flare and a new inline bolt… well I don’t currently have a line cutter, flare tool or the correct bolt available… go figure… SO after using a file to put all new edges on the bolt, I decided to try using an O-ring to seal the old flare… IT WORKED for now lol, lets hope it withstands both the fuel and pressure!
            Next came the problems with being out of multiple prescriptions. Bing out of either of the two is bad, but being out of both was terrible. I was without my thyroid medicine for two weeks, and drastically low on one of my insulins for about a week. Not that I was just being lazy or anything, my docs just happen to think that it is there decision to allow me to nearly die rather than write me a refill. So I had to dish out even more money for a Dr. visit and blood tests. Then it took all weekend to get my prescriptions in… Damn pharmacy only being open Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm.
            Also is the part that I am being sued by a collection agency for when I almost died a couple years ago. Apparently I owe these guys around $3500 and $1000 of it is interest!!! How the hell do you charge that much interest in less than 3 years? I was on a low income care program at the time of being in the hospital and was told that I was covered. Turns out that I was only covered for the hospital stay, not the radiology, the ER, or any other separate charges from within the same building…. At least they didn’t charge me the full ridiculous cost of their food… I think I remember seeing the bill say something like $1500+ for the food on a three day stay… I don’t spend that much in four months by myself!

1 comment:

  1. Yea hospital bills are out of control... And that reminds me I need to do some work on my car before winter as well...

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