The legislative educator's bonus amount Joel received on today's paycheck: $1000.00.
Cost to replace battery in the van: $54.00.
Cost to repair the gargantuan rock chip in the van windshield: $20.00.
Cost of oil change for the van: $36.00.
Cost of oil change for the Prizm: $36.00.
Cost to replace radiator cap in the Prizm: $10.00.
Cost to replace the water pump in the Prizm: $375.00.
Cost to fix the brakes on the van tomorrow: $???.00. (e.t.a. It was $304.00)
Paying for all car repairs without going into (more) debt: Priceless.
I would like to know, though, why both cars feel it necessary to fall apart at the same time. Of course, I am grateful that they were considerate enough to do it when we had the fundage. Even if that means we won't be able to put that money away for a rainy day....it just rained sooner than planned, that's all.