Good News And Bad News
Posted by John Hitchcock on 2014/07/20
The good news is for TBD’s readers. The bad news is for me.
The good news is I’ve been able to write more involved articles to the benefit of the readers here. It’s something that I actually desire to do and enjoy doing, but it’s because of the bad news that this good news has occurred.
The past Thursday, Friday, Saturday, I was in Salt Lake City, spending over 3000 dollars fixing and maintaining my truck. When I only had a 2100 dollar maintenance account (fed continually from revenue from each of my trips).
Then my student and I went to Idaho to pick up a load, travelled to a suburban area of Chicago, then off toward the Los Angeles megaplex. But on the way there, the truck died in Frisco, CO. Coolant decided to go into a white steam-smoke and also into the oil. The cost of that? Besides spending Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday morning in a hotel in Denver, where hotels are booked (vacation plus legal marijuana) at about 100 dollars a night, there’s the 8000 dollar repair bill. While my maintenance account is completely depleted.
I suspect it will take about 6 months to recover. It would be faster, but from 15 August to 10 September, I’ll be vacationing overseas (travel and lodging already paid for), so my revenue will be seriously affected.
Again, good news in that my readers get more than the “reblog” type articles. Bad news in that in a period of 1 week, I have incurred over 11,000 dollars in maintenance costs plus lodging costs, with next to no revenue to show for it. And if my truck sits still for 1 week, I still have 800 dollars in expenses.
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