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November 4th, 2012 at 09:43 am

I had the oil changed yesterday and tire rotated. While there they brought me out the air filter and said it needed to be changed. total spent = 65. Still cheaper than a new engine!

When we went to the grocery store on Friday we spent $121...21 over the budget. So I have very little money to last me until the next payday.

Yesterday was a NSD. My dd went to taco bell...she offered to buy me something but I declined. I don't really care for taco bell. I came home and at a pot pie that was purchased at the grocery store.

I have to go to Ace hardware today and get some draino. the drain in my shower is slow and from past experience it only gets worse, which leaves standing water in the tub with leads to mold and mildew. Want to avoid that.

Other than that it should be a pretty lazy day. Just waiting for the football games to start.

6 Responses to “Car service”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Maybe you need to get a "snake". It is a long plastic thing you insert into the drain. The prongs on it catch hair, so that hair is removed when you pull the snake back out of the drain. In my experience, it is much more effective than Draino.

    Enjoy your lazy football Sunday. Smile

  2. jp Says:

    i second Petunia....however I just use a pair of tweezers and/or needle nose pliers (nothing to buy!). Unscrew the cap and pull the crap out (be sure not to do it right after you eat - I dry heave every time I pull the hair out - ewwwww!)

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I bought my air filters off Amazon and installed them myself recently. I know it saved me money over having the dealership do it. The $65 you spent seems fair for that type of work however.

    I'll third the idea of pulling the hair out of the drain over chemicals. Draino is harsh and can ruin your pipes over time.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Since many pipes are plastic now it does make sense to try something manual before you lead into a chemical drain clearer like Drano. I have even cleaned a drain out with a long knitting needle before (it worked pretty great on the hair!). Anything to have the insurance of avoiding the mold and mildew, though, I hear you! Smile Jerry

  5. rob62521 Says:

    I found a thin little thing that has plastic on the end like a mascara brush that is flexible and use it to clean hair out of drains. I think I got it from Miles Kimball a few years ago. Not a pretty job, but no chemicals or burns.

  6. snafu Says:

    Home made drain cleaner is cheap, effective and won't damage pipes. Once a month, perhaps 1st Sunday, dump 1/4 C baking soda down the drain followed by 1/4 C vinegar. It will bubble & storm and disintegrate the yuck. Follow with a kettle of boiling water. At that point I'll check with a plastic 'snake.' It's an easy job if you keep a jar of vinegar & box of cheap baking soda in a cupboard in the bathroom with a plastic spoon

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