Yeah, it is to me. Life is always the 1st of everything. So for the bad start for this month, I sent my 24+ year old Toyota Corolla Wagon vehicle for full checkup since the Chinese New Year is coming next month.
The inspection on the faulty parts (last year engine) was quite bad on the front. The steering bush almost broken and the effect wear out the tires side rubber. The repair costs repairing and replacing parts are definitely going to be killing half my salary. Luckily, the mechanic boss told me the existing absorbers are good in condition after they done more testing. Still, the rest will continue to be fixing and replace even if there are extra faulty parts found.
Not like I had a lot of money in hand or at bank. My way of keeping the old car in good working condition mustn’t just fixing one by one concept mind just to cut costs. Replacing all the necessary faulty parts in one goal always recommended no matter if there even just minor problem to me. This practice actually helps you save your budget for long term maintenance cost.
Another bad start, from this year on ward there will be fewer Transformers toys and Gundam kits order online. I am reviewing what to keep and which will be remove in the HLJ listing to cut down the spending further if not needed. It was hard decision and sad but I just need to keep thinking the money is on the old car for now and future funding on the courses for finding better jobs.