by Kris Reid  May 31, 2010 6:49 pm

I currently have a job where I have to use my car to travel. My job pays me for mileage to and from my locations. I recently had new tires put on my car, so that I will have more ease when traveling. Can I use the new tires and other car repairs as a tax write off?

by Kris Reid  May 30, 2010 11:08 pm


A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared . Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and backed the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against
a parked car shouting, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?” The young boy was apologetic. “Please, mister…please, I’m sorry but I didn’t know what else to do,” He pleaded. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop…” With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. “It’s my brother, “he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him u p.”
Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”
Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out a linen handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. “Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy! push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: “Don’t go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!” God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s our choice to listen or not.

Thought for the Day:
If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.
If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.
He sends you flowers every spring.
He sends you a sunrise every morning Face it, friend – He is crazy about you!
Send this to every “beautiful person” you wish to bless.
God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.
Read this line very slowly and let it sink in…
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
NO, it is not a chain letter email, actually it came from someone in my family, and I wanted to share it with you.

by Kris Reid   3:04 am

I may need to buy as many as 3 doors, The front driver side door is completely smashed in and will not close, the rear driver side door as smashed in but can close with some work, it still may need a new door, the front passenger side door is smashed in some but still closes and the dents can be removed, the rear passenger side door has a football sized dent all of the windows except for the rear passenger side are gone. I don’t now how much a whole new door is, I’ve repaired body damage before but these doors may be totaled I’m not sure. I’m hoping it won’t be more than $2,000 to get it at least drive able.

by Kris Reid  May 18, 2010 7:43 am

I have a point-and-shoot Samsung NV10, which I loved dearly but its lenses got smashed at a concert the other night. There is nothing wrong witht he camera, except for the lenses. The camera cost me about $300. I am thinking about sending it to a Samsung repair shop 400 miles away, but I’m not sure how much it’d cost or if I should just buy a new camera instead.
If repairing is not a good option, feel free to recommend me a different camera. I’d like something afford yet capable of taking beautiful pictures.

by Kris Reid  May 9, 2010 3:58 pm

Car wont go in reverse, the back 2 windows slide down ocassionally, the driver seat is a little loose and heat doesnt work…lol so all that how much would u think it would cost in repairs in MD

by Kris Reid  May 2, 2010 7:03 pm

I got into an accident last night where I reversed into a Nissan 350z. I hit his front left bumper with my rear right.

Fortunately, I did minor damage to his Nissan 350Z bumper… There’s a small puncture (maybe a milimeter or so) below the lights (all the lights work ok, the people inside were ok and no structural damage, just bumper and paint). How much would that cost? Would you need to replace the whole thing (how much) or would a repair be more advisable (how much)?

I need to repair my rear bumper (Honda Accord 2005 silver coupe). The paint’s peeled off and the bumper’s dented in pretty good, but no punctures. It looks like someone smashed it in with a grapefruit, but the reverse curvature is almost perfect. Should I replace it? Or should I repair it? How much would either one cost?

Thank you in advance!

by Kris Reid  April 30, 2010 12:27 pm

My car is under warranty, so I didn’t have to pay for the following repairs…
Three new wipers, front and back
One new spring for airbag sensor inside instrument panel
Extra lubrication for acceleration pedal

by Kris Reid  April 16, 2010 3:35 am

a glass cup just fell on the screenand now it;s got a huge smash on it :|


by Kris Reid  April 5, 2010 4:59 am

someone smashed in my driver side window after i broke up a fight 2night. one of the girls probably got mad at me and took it out on my poor little nissan! :-( its a 2 door as well. i juz wanted to see a price range of how much would it cost to get it repaired.

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