OK, last day of vacation for me before back to work. So I take the car in for an oil change no big deal (free oil changes for life) but the dealership says I have a timing cover leak that will need fixed ($600). To top that off, about 2 months ago I backed out the drive to run over the neighbor kid's flat basketball which stuck to the front tire. Not a big deal either but the car pulled to the right a little so I took it in but no alinement was needed. Now, tire tread suggests that it does. OK, so back to where I bought the tires but no, they don't do alignments but they too agreed that the tread suggested that I needed it done. Fine, so I get online and fine a place that does it all below the dealership cost. Great lets just do it all but no, now they don't think the timing cover is leaking at all but some timing chain tenser, that was replaced about 18 months ago. So who do I trust? The dealership or these guys? If they do it all it will still be cheaper than the dealerships price for the cover, so try the cheap way first like they suggest and then get hit again next month I guess.
Now, if it would end there I would not be venting. (And a disclaimer about below. If you don't want to read further that I can understand. It moves off forum, even for the OT section.) I load my pipe and go outside and mind my own business to just unwind. But no, my neighbor is outside and is yelling because he can smell the smoke! Ranting about the smell and then has the audacity to say that anyone smoking could not be a Christian. I know this is not a religious forum but that kind of comment rankles me. So instead of sitting outside in the cold relaxing and unwinding here I am. I would have finished the pipe but I am not in the mood now. How self righteous can people be. I am on my own property!