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Tuesday Time to Tackle: Shoe Repair

Some people (like John and I) drive their cars until they (the cars) die.  At some point, an advance directive would be nice.  Should we spend more money to replace yet another part, or are we just delaying the inevitable?  


I think I'm the same way with my shoes.  Not that long ago, I thought I had bought new life for my favorite pair of shoes, when I replaced the inner pads.  It was about a week later that I noticed that the stitching around the toes started falling apart. 

Unwilling to give up easily, I purchased some cording and carefully removed the broken cord and restitched the shoes pieces together.

 
I might be fighting a losing battle, but at least my feet are happy for the moment.  
 
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Thanks for comfortable shoes.

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  1. Why not salvage a comfortable pair of shoes? It's too bad that many shoe repair shops have closed because we have become a "throw away" society.

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  2. You're a cobbler! Not the fruit kind!

    We are the same way with our cars! Our "new" car is 10 years old; the other one is 13. My husband keeps pointing out that the repair bills are still cheaper than a car payment. So far, anyway (fingers crossed).

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    1. I wouldn't mind being raspberry cobbler. ;-)

      I was surprised when I realized we needed to get a smog check before renewing our "new" car's registration this year. New cars don't need smog checks, but apparently the government's definition of new isn't the same as ours!

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  3. Kristi, I hear you....
    We are exactly the same with our cars.. I drive an 04 Nissan Murano with no handles any more I literally have to open the windows with my car keys then get in. we just had a repair that cost $800.00 My husband drives an 04 Volvo that too needs repairs up the Wazoo. just this week we got tires $$$$..
    We are just waiting till they no longer run to purchase a new one.
    Cars are so EXPENSIVE.
    and down here everyone drives luxury cars they look at us like why don't you drive new..
    Well, for us we'd rather spend the money on my home. I love improving my home. I guess our priorities are different..

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    1. I agree! In my opinion, it is crazy that for the price of a couple of cars, one could buy a house.

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  4. Those red shoes , I knew when I saw the title what it was about ...were you able to fix them at least the inner soles still look beautiful LOL - but yes I am with i just cannot part with what works for me...as for cars my inspection needs to renewed praying that it passes and it's not going cost $$$$ to renew.
    :)
    Marisa

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    1. Yes, I got the left shoe all stitched up. Of course, I just realized recently that the right shoe needs attention now, too. I'll have to stitch it up soon.

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  5. I just love it! We are the same way with our cars. OK, mostly I am in that I drive a '91 Nissan but while it looks terrible it is paid for and most of the time it even runs! Rich drives an '89 MR2 but not for the same reasons. He loves his car and will be really sad when the day comes that he must let it go. They mentioned on the news the other morning that most people are keeping cars at least 10 years where it used to be 3 years for a very long time. I don't think that they are making cars better I just don't think most people can afford to upgrade as often.

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    1. Interesting news report--I hadn't heard that, but it matches what I'm seeing among my friends and family.

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