Got some Christmas lights on BOGO at CVS. (The poor outdoor Santa didn't light up!)
Got another rejection letter.
Was informed that something as routine as a timing belt replacement will cost $900 (?!), but has to be done lest the engine be destroyed by the flapping frayed belt when it breaks. "Well, we got to work on it all day." Uh-huh. Why the hell did you design the car so that the belt couldn't be reached w/o disassembling the whole frickin' engine, Sparky? Geez, didn't you used to be able to replace belts yourself, or if you took it to the shop, it was an extremely minor repair, like tires or hoses?
So, no, I don't think we're near equilibrium today. I think I'm owed all kinds of good stuff in the days to come. Let's go!