For a better life, haha. Back in early August I was laid off from my job because of red tape with the Department of Inspections and Appeals. I was told I would be back to work by the end of the month. When I didn't hear back from them, I called in the fourth week and was told they just received my case and hadn't even started investigating! Apparently, someone else had turned the nursing home I worked in for deficiencies and they would have to resolve that case before even opening mine. So I've been sitting around like a bum practically unemployed, just waiting. Of course I was denied unemployment, so I'm grateful to my parents for helping me. But the thing that has helped me most of all has been my own forgetfulness!
I started filling out my FAFSA for student financial aid and realized, "Whoops! I forgot to do my income taxes back in April!" Luckily, I never claim any dependents, so I never owe the IRS anything. In fact, the IRS owes me every year! So I ended up getting a nice chunk of change direct deposited two weeks after filing, even though I was a few months late. Just in time, too. I have State Farm Auto Insurance and they don't like when I'm late. My auto insurance bill jumped up almost ten dollars a while back because I was so late they had to reinstate my account. I wonder if anyone out there can recommend a better source for auto insurance? State Farm is okay, but I pay 102 a month just for liability. Sure, my driving record is less than spotless, and yeah I have a little debt and some issues with poor credit (although I've been doing pretty well to consolidate). Does that mean I have to pay a hundred bucks just to fix the other guy's car if I wipe out in a snow storm?
Speaking of automobiles and forgetfulness, I really need to get the oil changed in my car. I always forget until my dad asks me, and then I just top off the oil for fear of him checking it and yelling at me for having it low. Ridiculous considering I'm 22 and moved out of his place after high school. Another thing I'm horrible at remembering is checking the air in the tires. I have been driving around with a little bulge on my front driver's side tire for a little while, and winter's coming so I'll have to be more diligent. I love my car though, it's very reliable. I got it last year from a private seller I found through Craigslist. It's a 2002 Ford Taurus and had 76,000 miles on it when I bought it. I've actually grown to respect Ford Taurus because my first car was a Mercury Sable (which is almost the same thing) that I drove head on into an oncoming van at 45 miles per hour. After pulling the front end back out and replacing the radiator and fan, it worked find until I totaled it during a winter storm that same year. My last car was a Ford Taurus station wagon, a '94 I believe. Never gave me any problems, and even after I fell asleep and rolled it off the on ramp of the interstate, all we had to do was put new brakes in. I gave it to my sister, and she's driving it to this day!
What kind of car do you drive?