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paying yourself for repairs?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bowyer2002, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Feb 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 [OP] always tinkering

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    All 'significant others' who don't understand wrenching - look away!

    I have started paying myself to maintain our Toyotas - wifes LX450 and my Tacoma.

    I just replaced the o2 sensors on both trucks at a savings of $250+ compared to the stealership - so I set up a seperate account and put that $250 into it for future 'fun money.' Hey, I earned it! :D
    Wifey doesn't agree 100% but as I tactfully explained (so I could still sleep in the bedroom), someone would have to be paid to do the repairs & maintenance so why not pay myself?!

    This seems like a GREAT way to hole away extra $$ for another day, project, toy, etc!
    Just my .02.
     
  2. Feb 24, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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  3. Feb 24, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    that would suck cuz i'd hate to owe myself money
     
  4. Feb 24, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Depending on how the division of labor in your house goes, you could lose big if she starts adopting the same approach.

    I'm just sayin'
     
  5. Feb 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    ive often thought about it, but at $90 an hour as an average shop rate, I couldnt afford myself.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    S.B.

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    i can barely afford the parts.:eek:
     
  7. Feb 24, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    x2!
     
  8. Feb 24, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    bhh2000

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    x3
     
  9. Feb 24, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    subtleshift

    subtleshift Noob

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    you should use "pay ourselves" and use we, us, etc. it'll make her feel more included...just sayin'
     
  10. Feb 25, 2011 at 5:27 AM
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    jvbutter

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    I'm still money ahead, she doesn't do she-ought, well some but not much .... it actually works good. we have a sep account for house bills, and she puts extra in for house repairs that might come up. works great for us... or me :D
     
  11. Feb 25, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    bowyer2002

    bowyer2002 [OP] always tinkering

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    Are you all counselors? :D
    I only allow payment to myself for REPAIRS - not the fun stuff, C/O shocks, bumpers, lifts, etc.
    Just MHO and works for me (uh, I mean 'US', right honey...*looking over his shoulder*)

    I have to go now....:eek:

    JRD - I like how you're thinking...
     
  12. Feb 25, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    MyYota05

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    That is a great idea, but my wife would disagree with me and to not hear the nagging I am not even going to mention it. :cool:
     
  13. Feb 25, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    Danosabre

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    I dont think she'll bitch if you take her on a nice vacation with the $$ you paid yourself.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    Killer

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    You must work for the government :)
     
  15. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    Good point ...

    What if the wife decides to set up a similar system for all the money you're saving on hookers? :cool:
     
  16. Feb 25, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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    Tell her then, that hookers do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it and good hookers don't mind if you invite friends to join in :D
     
  17. Feb 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    Id be in so much dept....

    Is is possible to sew myself?
     
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