bad news from the mechanic

the benz has a thing that tells you when you need to come in for an oil change.

mine was 1,700 miles overdue, because i knew they’d give me a laundry list of things that needed done. but i had to do it.

they told me i have an oil leak, coolant leak, and i was no longer handsome.

all things i knew.

then they told me my shocks were completely gone. after calling around town, the estimate would be $1,400. but they told me i could still uber to earn that money and then give it all to them.

so thats the plan.

it was funny bc someone gave me a lead on a FT job that i thought hmmm do i want to do that? i was on the fence. now im not so sure i have the luxury of being on the fence. i feel like i have to take every job i can do in 2024 to get out of debit, to keep my car running, and keep my head above water.

crazy thing is i think i can do a million jobs this year if i can get a handle on my ADHD, but the pills my doc are giving me aren’t doing it for me. not even close. i am More distracted these days than I was a year ago.

in part because of all the things i do for money. those things rattle around in my head and i have a million ideas and i want to do them all bc they are good ideas, and then theres the podcast and the Uber book neither of which pay the rent yet. but the Uber tales do get fantastic reviews.

thank God i dont have a wife and kid to support right now.

we will all laugh at this in the future and be all, “you were That old and behind the 8 ball that much and then things got better? so cool.”