September 14th, 2007

Homer D'OH!

A day early

Battery on my car went dead flat again.  It's not the battery's fault, it's maybe a year and a half old and it's one of those fancy Optima Red batteries.  There's some weird electrical drain in my car that keeps killing the battery.  (I suspect it's the Motorola Bluetooth kit I had installed in early 2006.)  To make matters worse, the trickle charger I was using to keep the battery from draining quit working, so I don't have any way of keeping the car charged unless I drive it regularly.

Anywho, while I was at Wal*Mart buying a new charger, I noticed they had the Michelin Radius wiper blades.  They're a new kind of wiper that's just a single piece of spring steel, no complicated joints or framework like a normal wiper.  They were a bit pricey, $15 each, which is about twice the price of traditional wipers (but still WAY cheaper than the $50 SEO wipers from Chevy).  Since my 3 year old TripleEdge blades were starting to streak, and I had trouble with snow and ice last winter, I decided to give them a try.

I got home and found there was a $10 rebate on the wiper...  which is only good for wipers purchased between 9/15 and 12/31.   Today is 9/14.  D'OH!!!

I'll be near a Wal*Mart again tomorrow, so I'm just going to return the wipers (I haven't installed them yet), then buy another pair.  It'll be worth it to save $10.