Tuesday, April 15, 2014


From today, Tuesday April 15 (happy Tax Day?), it is:

  • 16 days until I am done with classes for this semester.
  • 17 days until I start studying for comps full time.
  • 23 days until Matt takes his LAST final. 
  • 39 days until we move. 
  • 43 days until our 3 year wedding anniversary. 
Wow this semester has flown by! It is hard to believe all those dates are getting so close. I threw the wedding anniversary in there for fun because it's crazy to think it's only/already been 3 years (but in a good way, promise!). 

Matt will only have to study 3 more weekends. That's it. But then my comps studying picks up big time. I've been working on my cite lists for the three exams and so far I have over 20 pages of single-spaced list of cites. It is most definitely a lot of readings but I have to think positively. It isn't things I have to read but things I get to read. Yes, that's how I'll look at it. You can help me with that in a few months when I'm going crazy, k?

I'm so excited for Matt to be done. We will have quite the celebration when he's done! He hasn't decided what he wants to do yet, but I imagine it will involve good food and gifts. We shall see! 

Right now life is in a holding pattern. Waiting for school to be done. Waiting to start studying for comps full time. Waiting to move. Waiting for summer travel to see our families. It is a lot of waiting. 

Oh, speaking of waiting, I did get my car door handle fixed in case you were wondering. Still waiting to hear from Hyundai if they will cover the cost but my fingers are crossed!

I know this is a random post, stream of conscious style, but that's my mind today I guess. Hope you don't mind!

Oh, and just for fun: 
I think I could use this work out tank... just kidding! Sort of... 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Funny story

So on Sunday, Matt and I were headed to the gym after church to go work out. As I go to get in the car, something weird happens. I can't get in. The door handle is in my hand. It had broken off from the rest of the door.


My poor door looks so sad...
Apparently I shrieked a little in surprise because Matt thought I saw a snake or something. Nope, far worse. I couldn't get in my car (well, without some difficulty). 

Of course the dealership I take my car (2010 Hyundai Sonata) to is closed on Sundays so first thing Monday morning I drive down there and see what they can do for me. After waiting about 10 minutes, they tell me they can fix it, obviously, but it will be about 2 days. Apparently it takes forever (i.e. 1-2 days) to paint a door handle. Once that is done, I bring my car back in and they re-attach it to the door. So right now, they're painting it and will let me know when they're done.

If you've ever wondered what a door handle looks like...
The best part about this? My car has 61,000 miles, almost exactly. This would have been covered by the warranty, but that warranty expired at, you guessed it, 60,000 miles. After doing some internet research and talking to the dealership, apparently it isn't uncommon for my model year of the Sonata to have this issue. So though it appears to be a known problem, they still wanted to charge me almost $300 for it. I asked the service guy if they could waive the fee or discount it since I was so close to the mileage and it didn't fall off because I'm rough on it, but apparently they couldn't do anything. Of course not. 
So close to 60K...
So I contacted Hyundai corporate. When in doubt, go big right? So about 3 hours after I send my email, they get back to me and say they will consider reimbursing me if I provide them specific paperwork because I'm a loyal customer and I've kept up with the maintenance of my Sonata. 

And that's where we're at now. I have to open my car door through the front passenger side for the next 48 hours and then wait and see if Hyundai will refund us our money. I'm happy they got back to me quickly and will think about reimbursing us but it is still silly. I can either get mad or laugh and I'm choosing to laugh, especially as I try to reach across my car to open the heavy door and get it to stay open when it wants to close.

At least that's what I'll remind myself of :)

Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes we still went to the gym. We're dedicated like that.

So, has this ever happened to you? Any other funny car malfunction? 

For the record, this is the first time since I got the car in 2010 that I've had an issue. I am otherwise very happy with my carand recommend their vehicles. This is not a paid advertisement in any form, just wanted to put that out there :)