Thursday, November 30, 2017

Oil change beware

So a long time ago I learned you shouldn't go just anywhere for an oil change. My husband though to stop in a location not far from the home but in route. We had previously gone here for services but at those times we knew people who worked there. Though none of those people currently work there.

He went in for an oil change and was talked into a three pack oil change for the sweet price of $72 and some change. After the initial oil change my husband complained that the breaks felt loose after the oil change. So when the check engine light went off and there was no oil in the engine I rushed to buy engine oil to keep it going long enough to get to the shop.
***Please note that the issue of the engine oil completely being used up is one I've encountered with this car several times and was always associated with going to get my oil changed outside of a Buick dealership-no comment just observation.
Though when I got to the location for a second oil change I was informed that my husband had five a conventional oil change but this particular Buick requires full synthetic. I asked them to check the breaks as my husband complained they were loose after the Oil change. When he commented that breaks have nothing to do with an oil change I stated but they are loose and it happened after the last oil change. So after looking at the car he returned with a report. First that a fluid had been poured into the breaks and it was now eating the rubber in the break system which would lead to needing a whole new break system. He then offered a break flush which would give me a month of time rather than less than a week of time. Thank God I know people I can take the car to to look it over. Will post an update when I find out what's really up. Please note the car is a 2013 Buick Verano with over a 100 thousand miles and was originally purchased with CarMax less than two years prior with about 89thousand miles at the time. Yes there has been a ton of driving but noting to warrant the situation experienced at this oil change. I get that I'm a female and some mechanic might take advantage of that. Though to my defense last week I changed bought the bulb for a head light at Auto zone and was able to tell the guy how to help me change my bulb. Wasn't able to get the cap off quickly so he offered.

So in retrospect don't take your car in for an oil change without questions asked and if something goes wrong after go back and make them take responsibility. Though I doubt this location will, but once I know what's really up will return with lawyer and back up.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Why does any nation have to settle for half assed

Whatever happened to all the people in the world who want to do good. How did they suddenly only exist as business people using their businesses for causes. What happened to the occasional person who wants to improve his country. Without bribes and just the support of the people because they know the person is honest. Where have all the make the world better presidents gone. Yes let me not be too hasty, after all the Greek President is still a perfect example. Though it seems as though savory characters are being given full access to Presidential seats and they are doing it through legitimate campaigns. Not corrupt take overs, that would have been the only reason they would have gotten into power just five years ago. Can the man or woman of character and substance please stand up, we could use Presidents like you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Out of Sight

Nothing like having your eye do things you don't expect it to do to cause one to freak out. From feeling granules of sand in my eye. Then swelling and redness. The icing on the cake was the discharge and drainage that ran into a runny nose. With a doctor's visit leading to a rushed to the er situation. Finally being told it was an olcer caused by wearing contacts. So guess who can't get to wake up Seeing 20/20 vision 24hrs a day. Life with contacts can't be compared to Life with glasses. There are just too many differences. I am grateful to be able to see but it hurts to lose the ease at which I had grown accustomed to.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hear Him out: Jesse William's BET acceptance speech.

I am not an activist but this is one speech the whole world should hear. When they said Jesse Williams was getting a humanitarian award I thought but he's too young and what has he done enough to merit it. Then came the acceptance speech and in my eyes he declared that it was more than warranted it was necessary that he should be allowed to speak as well as be recognized. I do not need to speak further, just watch the video.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Overthinking 101

Finding that I overthink while completing a test or task; so much so that I complicate a task that if I did half distracted I would do even better and faster. I feel sometimes that my desire to be a perfectionist is more a hindrance than a help. Though I am starting to learn that our strengths have a proper place and time. When they are used outside of their correct parameters they become hindrances instead of values. The real challenge in life is learning to balance. My brothers once compared life to a juggling act where you have to keep tossing stuff up to get to the other stuff you are juggling without dropping anything while you continue this process.
I am also learning that to help unravel why one behaves a certain way you have to look at the motive. For every behavioral pattern, there is a mental thought process that has cleared that behavior to be the most practical response to the presented scenario in which you are facing.
When digging at the root of why I overthink, I have often found that I seek to excel at the task at hand. So in my case overthinking is my solution for a fear of failure or simply my way of wanting to do my best best.

Now do I have to overthink to be at my best? Of course not! As I stated earlier I also noticed then when I was not fully concentrating on the task at hand I often did better and faster. Further proving that the overthinking was a negative reaction to Fear. Obviously, something that deserved to be dealt with. So some people would ignore such patterns or simply do nothing with this information. I want to be the best me I can be. So again I visit my battle against fear and it's access to my behavioral patterns in an attempt to avoid detrimental life-limiting behaviors. I hope you will too.

*Be Bold and Be Brave, or if you are a Trekkie, 'Boldly go where no one has gone before' or your fear room, within your mind palace.(Sherlock Holmes)