Not What I Expected

Today went in a totally unexpected direction. I didn't do anything I thought I was going to do, but I did end up doing stuff I wasn't supposed to do. First of all, my entire exhaust system is screwed up. I had no idea because, as I said, I don't go underneath cars. I crawled up under there today, though. I did it gangsta style with no jack or anything. 

Man, the hole is the least of the problems. Neither one of my mufflers is even connected to the pipe, lol. WTH? They've both snapped off. I'm not sure when it happened. It could have happened when I disconnected the exhaust from underneath the hood during the head gasket job. The weight of the pipes bearing down may have snapped the mufflers loose because they were old and rusty at the connection points. 

It could have also happened when those men helped me to connect the exhaust back to the car. I don't know. I wasn't under there until today. I knew nothing except for the unmissable hole. Those guys never said anything about what happened, which leads me to believe that it may have been them who did it, ha-ha. You think they would have said, "Say, uh, both of your mufflers have snapped off"? Lol, I don't think I would have gotten mad. I knew the ish was old. 

So I basically have two choices at this point: Pay someone several hundred dollars, or learn to weld before these pipes and crap touch the ground, lol. 

By the way, I'm not kidding about learning to weld. My motivation goes up when I'm having expensive car issues. If it's doable, I will figure out how to do it. I'll weld them joints back on with NO jack at all -- gangsta style, just crawl under there and grab them craps with my bare hands and burn 'em on. 

Seriously though, I'm not sure how mobile I'll be. I noticed that I didn't have much mobility in my right arm when I reached to touch the pipe, and I kind of need it if I'm going to tinker with the exhaust. I want to do this. I love a challenge. I actually want to weld them back on without using a jack. You know why? Because it's different, and it's acrobatic, and it's fun, and there's no fear because the car belongs to me. 

I'll watch some videos and then work on it when my time at the new job goes down. I think it'll be fine for a few more weeks, but it needs to be done soon. 

I found some awesome skirts at the Goodwill today. One of them had flowers on it. It's so pretty. I love my skirts. I needed some "new" ones because all my other ones had holes in them. I did sew them, but I'm not the best sewer. The patch jobs look like amateur jobs. 

Oh, and I heard that some "karma" came to someone who had wronged me. At first, I smiled, but I didn't really mean to bask in someone else's misfortune. It was more like an "I told you so" smile. Like I told you it wasn't me. But I actually hate for any of my brothers or sisters to see misfortune or get themselves into misfortune. Every time that happens, the devil wins a round. So no, I'm not happy for that individual's current plight. I'm sad it had to come to that, but then again, maybe Yah is calling that person. Sometimes he lets bad things happen, and they end up being good things. 

Tonight, for Shabbat, I am going to make a faith-based video about prayer. HalleluYAH! Studies, prayers, and rest after that. 

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