Published on July 3, 2017, by admin in Alaska Trip.
My kitchen.

My kitchen.

For the last week or so I have heard a slight grinding in my front brakes. I knew they were getting worn when I last bought tires in Mesa. I should have replaced the pads then, but I am a good one to procrastinate.

I made an appointment here in Fairbanks to get the brakes repaired at Midas. One rotor was still within tolerance to turn and the other had to be replaced. By the time they added diagnosis, parts, and labor, the bill came to $675 – twice what I was expecting. I keep telling myself that a new Minnie would have payments of that much every month if I was financing. I hope to save on expensises for a while now.

Fairbanks has taken quite a bit of my savings in the last few days. After shelling out money for groceries, gas, camping, tour to Arctic Circle, and brake work, I was hoping to get out of here tomorrow and spend money somewhere else, but that is not going to happen.

Daryl sent my registration last week and tracking said it was at the post office. When I went to pick it up they told me that all general delivery is sent out to another location for sorting and then comes back to the main office. It would be tomorrow before I could pick it up. I reminded the postal worker that tomorrow was the 4th of July.

Happy 4th everyone! I will be spending it in the Walmart parking lot.