This week has been expensive for me. I needed to get some things worked on for my car. I knew it was coming, but it just so happened that everything ended up in the same week. Almost $400 for oil change and fixing the brakes. $200 for two new tires. Then of course the car payment itself and insurance. Also my registration is due this month, so altogether my car cost me nearly $900 this month. Whew. Luckily, with all the maintenance, I won't be having to pay much for it for a good long while. Except the day I got my new tags, I discovered that someone had clipped my license plate. They literally cut the bottom left corner, the month tag, off. So I have to find the time to go into the DMV on Tuesday and likely pay more money for that. So frustrating.
I also had a fun dinner with a friend at an authentic Chinese place. I'm sure they had the things one would normally find on a menu in a Chinese restaurant, but we were looking at the things that are not served anywhere else. We got chicken feet, squab, and picked out a live flounder to have steamed. The chicken feet were not good. They were cold and salty and chicken feet. The squab was delicious, even if its head stared at me as I ate. And the flounder was very good, though perhaps not worth the price.
It was a fun experience.
Now to let my wallet recover from this week. So that I can schedule surgery for a month or two out.