Car Stuff That Hurts!!!
Happy August soon to be September and fall my name is Tren. I had a major car breakdown a couple weeks ago and everything is spiraling downhill. The entire brake system went down in my Toyota FJ Cruiser. Brake lines hydraulic systems fluid exploded everywhere rust corroded lines. I know it’s always been true that one big car trouble can cost you everything. As a 41-year-old I recently picked up rollerskating to fight the depression and anxiety from Covid and an emotionally abusive marriage that I’m grateful me and my 2 boys made it out of. On my way to skate with a group of online friends my brakes went out on my truck right after I exited the expressway. Extremely scary but since I have a manual I took some precautions for not running into other cars or flying through an intersection. My take away is that I am still here I have another day because it could’ve been much worse. I recently moved to Florida from Ohio because I researched that studies show better weather helps with depression and I planned by any means necessary that I will get through everything I have been through in the last three years. With that being said I did not anyone here. Like small mechanics or backyard mechanics or small mechanic shops so I took my truck to the nearest dealership. And of course over $4000 worth of is repair needed. This is after putting in over $4000 worth of work to get my truck to Florida safely and securely. And paying first last and security for the smallest studio I have ever seen in Florida….$4,000. Is there anyway I could’ve been more responsible, yes is there anything I could’ve done differently, yes but I’ve been living on a budget after my ex-husband left me with two boys a mortgage and his bills to pay. With all that behind me I am still struggling and at this point looking to the kindness of others to get me through this minor setback. I would really appreciate any help available to get my truck back rolling so I can work and complete this journey however long it may be here in Florida. I have never done anything like this before. I have always been the independent person in my family taking care of everything helping everyone else and I figure it is time maybe those acts of kindness will come back to me even though I did not expect them to and maybe not and things will just get harder but why not try. Thank you. With Love Tren. This photo is of me and my youngest a couple years ago. Although things were hard I fought to keep smiling just like on today 💜