Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Unlucky Turtle Pucks

Did you know that turtles can move pretty quick when you are trying to save them? That was a fast turtle!
I sort of have a thing for turtles. I feel so terrible when they are trying to cross the road. But not chickens, fuck them they are mean and try and chase you with their wings out. Turtles, on the other hand, are trying so hard to get to the other side and they rarely make it. So whenever possible, I jump out of the car and save them. Trust me, in this area, it is a dangerous feat at times.
Anywho, the other drivers were nice enough to stop while I tried to catch the world's fastest turtle. I saw the direction that he was trying to go and put him on that side of the road. We were in a neighborhood so it was safer to pick him up. I wouldn't advise getting out on a major road. And if you do help a turtle to the other side always help them to the side of the road that they were pointed towards. And also pick them up in the middle so that they don't scratch you. I would like to think that he was thankful for the help because he didn't hiss at all.
We hit a few garage sales after the dramatic rescue. I got this mess for $10. I figured that the movies alone were worth it because its something cheap to watch instead of renting a movie. Not that that happens very often.
I love getting "package deals" when garage saleing but then it is hard to tell you what I actually paid for an individual thing. Oh well, I know in the end that you are just happy that I got a deal.There was also a PS3 game that isn't pictured an........
these 2 blue rays. I had always wanted to try selling something at...............................
the PORN SHOP pawn shop. I got an entire $2 for the two Blue Rays. Den being ever so encouraging and supportive stated that this was a lot of work for $2. But now they have me on record, it will only take a few minutes to sell something. So all of the stuff that I got was only $8. So suck on that Dennis! 
This was the best find of the weekend though. $5 for about 25 pounds of Chlorine pucks. I normally pay about $56 for that much. We were desperate for chlorine and I always hate spending a big chunk for bleach so this was a gift. It was getting so desperate that I was dreaming about buying pool chemicals. But in my dream, I got it for free. I'm cheap even when I sleep.
Cheap chlorine is the only bargain that we will be getting around here. Den worked most of Sunday on DJ's brakes. I moved his car and the pedal went to the floor and it was leaking brake fluid everywhere. Every piece of brake line that Den replaced, cracked the old line that the new piece was attached too. In the end, the fluid all ran out and he doesn't have the tools to bleed the air from the master cylinder. Sigh, we will be paying to have someone fix it and the tow. My van is now lurching forward after every stop. Den thinks its the transmission, I think that its the fuel filter. Hey, did you know that the fuel filter is in the gas tank on Kia Sedonas? Yeah, that means that Den can't fix that either. Secretly, I think that he is happy to have someone else fix it. I hate to part with the money.
I tried to convince Den that we should just donate the car as is and take the write-off. He said that it will be worth more running. I think the time for us to be saying our last good-byes will be soon. Sad but true.
On the plus side, I got $10 from a beer rebate, $12 wine rebate, and a $25 Macy's gift card from My Points(I count gift cards as cash. It's my tally and I'll count it as I want to. ;p)
So we have..............
$66         Pinecone Research
$91.25    BP
$10         Beer rebate
$12         Wine rebate
$25          MyPoints gift card-Macy's
For a total of $204.25.
I'm thinking that I'm not going to have the money saved for Christmas. Hmmmm, maybe I can sell the white car to cover it. Any takers?
Anything exciting going on in your world?
Sonya Ann


We are: Clamco said...

Yay for turtle saving! I was afraid to read this post because it had Unlucky Turtle in the title. Yikes!

Janie Junebug said...

Your post made me smile. We saved a turtle from the middle of the road long ago. He seemed quite pleased to have assistance. When a friend has car trouble, I think, Oh, how I wish you could be here, or I could send Favorite Young Man to visit you and make the repairs. FYM is probably glad he's not responsible for all the people I want to help. He's been getting in 70 - 80 hours a week.


Cheapchick said...

They just started booze rebates here (checkout 51) but it is only a buck or two per bottle on certain really high end booze darn! Damn lucky turtle - I love them too. I would have stopped. Great deal on the chlorine. That fan alone is probably worth the $10. Sorry to hear about your vehicles....never a dull moment at your house.

Sonya Ann said...

We are: Clamco-I always try to mish-mosh the title and see if anyone gets it. You get an A for the day.

Sonya Ann said...

Janie Junebug-FYM would make a mint off of us lately. Den is really good with cars but there are a few things that he can't do and an entire brake line is one of them. Plus he needs to get working on my van. We also need a chiltons but I cant get it from the library well because I don't have a vehicle.

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-I wouldn't waste my time on the high end stuff. We ended up paying $3.99 for a case of beer with the rebates. I could do that all of the time!!!!
I love little turtles and just feel that I have to save them.
I was over the moon with the chlorine. I always start to stress about it because it ends up being way over $100 to get supplies.
And I figure that I will save my $10 just with the fan alone! Not that it has been hot here. Maybe it was more wishful thinking.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Good for you for saving the turtle. Actually better for the turtle! Hurray for the score on pool chemicals, what a bargain!

slugmama said...

You made out like a bandit on the pool stuff!
I use to hate to have to pay good money for chemicals for ours.
I FINALLY got Hubs to put the sand filter(the big plastic thing)from the pool pump down to for the trash pickup.....the pool has been out of commission for almost 2 YEARS and that blasted thing was still sitting in the yard!
It got me thinking what else is just sitting around here and we've gone bling to it.
I may attack the garage again with new eyes tomorrow, because, yes, I literally have new eye balls! lolz

I knew someone once who frequented yard sales and took anything electronic(mostly games) that was free and take it to Game Stop and sell it. If you've got the time to sift through the dregs of yard sales not a bad return getting free cash. ;-)

Elephant's Child said...

You were lucky with the turtle. I can remember saving one and the ungrateful so and so piddled up a storm, or a river. All down my trousers. Eeeeuw. And we were travelling by motor bike so when we headed off again it dried against my skin. Double eeew. And we had no water at home. Still fuming about it many years later.

Jill said...

I love that you turtle save, we do too! I have a friend that did that and kept them as pets, she's had them over 25 years! Crazy, huh? Do you have a nice library nearby? I now get all my movies there for free and a week-2 check out time, can't beat it :-) Have a great day!


Sonya Ann said...

Anne in the kitchen-I was being conservative too on the costs of the supplies. I wish that I could do that every time I need something. And that $5 should get us through most of the summer.

Sonya Ann said...

sluggy-From one chemical buyer to the other, I agree that was a find. I would have suggested that you try and sell the filter but those damned things weigh a ton. Ive been thinking about things that need to leave this house too. Mostly all the books. Anna's room is packed.
I'll tell Den about the GameStop idea. I have no idea what a game is worth.

Sonya Ann said...

Elephant's Child-If I had smelly turtle piss on me, I would never save another one again! Gross!

Sonya Ann said...

Jill-I had turtles as a child but they never lived that long and they smelled quite a bit.
We normally rent from the library during the winter. The yard seems to eat up a lot of time in the summer and we don't get around to watching everything that we rent. I think we should move to an apartment and then we would have no yard work and plenty of time.

Jane said...

It seems like every month my daughter has to get something fixed on her car and it's never something cheap like a wiper blade. Last time it was about $800 which she had to borrow from me! Let's just say she's paid over half of it back so far. She better hurry up because I think it's due for something else to fall off or break. Sigh....feeling your pain!

Sonya Ann said...

Jane-Biking is the way to go. I think. It just seems like a never ending battle between the cars and the pocketbooks. If you go new, then you have a massive payment but nothing should break. Or keep the old ones and you will be fixing things but its cheaper than the new car but you don't know what will break next. Its a crap shoot.