I really feel like hell today, some sort of virus I suppose. My sinus are in an uproar, asthma, some activity in the stomach, and I just feel so lethargic. I am disappointed ’cause I was looking forward to the church picnic today. Well, some other time I suppose.
Well, a couple days ago LB (my elder college daughter) told me her car’s “check engine” light was on. I told her to change the oil and don’t worry about it. That did not sit well with her.
I am totally not a “car guy” but I have had experience with the “check engine” light. I have taken cars to mechanics and paid them to tell me they don’t know why the light is on. I have also driven cars for years with the “check engine” light on. I really don’t have money to spend on cars unless it is very necessary.
So, LB called me today and told me that Uncle Brian had paid to get her car fixed. I asked her what was done and how much it cost. She proceeded to go through a list of things and told me it was $300.00. Of course she made sure that I understood that Uncle Brian was nice and, of course, I was not.
Well, I pointed out several things to her. First I told her about my experiences with the “check engine” light and that it really didn’t seem to matter that much. Then I mentioned that it is not at all difficult for a car repair place to find $300.00 worth of things that a car “needs”.
So, anyway, I have nothing against my brother, but LB’s remarks do annoy me. I am several years older than Brian and we live far apart, so we are not real close, but I have no problems with him. I told LB that her aunt and uncle most likely had a higher income than we do, and no kids. I am supporting 2 kids through college, so I don’t have a lot of money to throw around.
I told LB that we had paid for her car, and were putting her through school, so she really had no grounds to complain. Come to think of it, I also just got her a new computer ’cause her’s was trashed from virus and stuff, and was crashing all the time; I have it sort of fixed now and Sweetous uses it. I mentioned to LB that many people are homeless, hungry, etc, and she has it pretty darn good !
LB has good qualities, she is on the Dean’s list for one thing. She is also frequently very unpleasant to deal with. I wish she would be nicer. Seems to me that she has been decling in some ways since she was 16 or so. I don’t really know what to do, I guess I should pray for her of course, and I must also remember that no one is perfect and try to refrain from being harsh or judgemental