day 2524 – courtesy car

my car’s exhaust pipe has been really loud and rattly the last week. i had to make an appointment with autowest to get that looked at before the statutory holiday. luckily sonic is still under warranty so the loaner car and diagnostic check is covered. unfortunately, i have to pay for the overpriced gas fuel the dealership charges. i get to keep this x2 until after canada day

day 2479 – squamish drive

i was pretty bummed out the weather cancelled my tennis plans. instead of sitting around wasting my saturday, my friend and i decided to take a road trip up to squamish to pick up the plates another friend offered to lend me. it was a long drizzly drive, but it was nice to take shadow out for what might possibly be my last road trip with him. we got home and couldn’t wait to put the weights to good use – a one rep max kind of session. from the get go, i said i would be satisfied being able to deadlift one hundred and eighty five but i went on to attempt a twenty hundred and five which was a no go

day 2424 – car portraits

getting a new car in the family means doing our car portrait tradition under the tracks. it was the perfect day to do it because it was rainy and had a glimpse of the sun. we took a bunch of photos with several different orientations while some pedestrians stared on. my brother added an audi to the family while i’m also celebrating getting an upgraded bmw. the amount i paid is pretty significant, but i’ve been expecting and saving up for a while

day 2414 – shadow maintenance

bringing shadow into bmw for its last annual car service under my ownership. it was another expensive service, but that’s nothing new with beemers. the exterior is looking sharp and sparkling clean, but i still need to give the interior a wipe down this weekend before i show it to potential owners. i hope to find a good owner who will take good care of it. i’m really looking forward to receiving an upgraded car that i’ve already put a lot of money down

day 2400 – parking lot

leaving the office just shy of five and the lot is empty. if anyone ever questions whether i have enough hours for the compressed work week, they should probably question twenty others first. it gets me so frustrated when micro-managing becomes a thing especially when someone’s just trying to mind their own business and get work done. it also bugs me that the high salary goes to waste on things like this

day 2371 – sunroof motor

the mechanic returned my car with the body fixed as good as new, but told me my sunroof motor is broken. the replacement part alone from bmw will cost almost nine hundred dollars, but i’m going with the used motor route. i get my car back while waiting for the part to be shipped over. even though i don’t plan on keeping this car for too much longer, i still need to fix it to get a better selling price

day 2348 – sunroof issues

sunroof has been working fine all along, all of the sudden it stopped working and now i can’t close it. what concerns me is it’s stuck in the tilt position isn’t susceptible to rain or snow. would prefer not to fix it with the dealership so i better get it fixed before my service next week. in the meantime, i’m driving with it taped up which makes a lot of noise at high speeds. all this is making a debt in my financial journey

day 2228 – self care sundays

img_20200124_1549582392730685212064989.jpghardly ever spend time on my skin care, but figured my lazy sunday is the perfect time to do it. the secret of staying twenty four is not doing anything for it and then treating it with the once in a blue moon face mask. i also got around to washing my car and washing my hockey gear, both of which was in dire need of cleaning. it’s cloudy and drizzly, hope it air dries in time before my next game

day 2151 – one hundred clicks

the big milestone of shadow’s one hundred thousand kilometres has come quicker than i would have expected. driving is something i do a lot of, for both work and play. i get a lot of mileage just commuting to work, going to games and meeting up with friends. i put shadow’s work ethic to the test and it’s my reliable rock when it comes to taking me on adventures. for that i’m grateful knowing i have a trustworthy companion that works so tirelessly. don’t ever change all that you do

day 2080 – four series

brought my car into autowest to service today not expecting to come back with a big list of problems. it was suppose to be an annual oil plus a light bulb replacement, but the mechanics also reported that my washer fluid pump and oil filter gasket also needed to be replaced. i’m not replacing those with bmw because they charge way more than what the other mechanic shop had quoted me. at least i got to drive a brand new four series around for the day as a courtesy car