There has to be a better way…

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you might get the impression that I am a “seat of the pants” type of guy. Few things could be further from the truth. Usually, I analyze things too much! I really am a responsible guy. Or at least I try to be!

After using Google maps to calculate the drive from KC to Detroit to Nashville and back to KC, I wasn’t too thrilled…

Nearly 2,000 miles!

Let see, at 18 MPG in our SuperCrew F150 that would be 120 gallons of gas times $4 per gallon equals $500 and a whole lot of driving!

My travel escapades are becoming legendary even here in KC. One of my wife’s co-workers at Costco is wondering if I will ever actually stay in Kansas for a whole month. I was just about to cross the threshold…

There has to be a better way…

I called my second daughter to find out what was actually wrong with her car. It sounded like tires, brakes and belts. That’s not too bad.

“Honey, take it to a mechanic and get an estimate. I will help you fix the car because you are going to need a car to get to work one you get to Nashville.”

The first guy wouldn’t give her a firm dollar figure.

The second gave her a price of $325 for tires and alignment and $700 for the brakes.

“The tires and alignment price sounds great but $700 for BRAKES…I don’t know about that”

She is going to take it to get another opinion and a price tomorrow.

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