Friday, August 8, 2008

Could Murphy PLEASE Leave the Building

First, there was the good news.

I posted a few months ago that one way I planned to earn extra money was to write and market my science fiction short stories. So I did, and Voila! I got a check for $350.

Feeling like I should take care of some unfinished business, I dropped into my local car care clinic to see why my front passenger tire needed air every few days. The mechanic pointed out that the tread on the tire was so threadbare, it was too dangerous to even check for holes. And then (who knew?) I was told that it is better to purchase tires in pairs. So there went $142.

I'm putting the remaining $208 into my emergency savings account.

Murphy is spending entirely too much time in my life!


Retired Syd said...

Hey, congratulations on publishing your stories! That's awesome!

Mrs. Micah said...

Many congrats on the story. That's really really awesome!

I've heard that too about tires unless the other one is really new. Something to do with evenness.

Kaye said...

I've been enjoying reading your site. AND YAY! Congratulations! That's one of my goals so you are an extra encouragement to me :)