Our Friday

Last Friday, Ann and I had a list of things to accomplish: Sell our old refrigerator. It was an extra taking up room in the garage and hadn’t been used on a regular basis since I was laid off in 2009, back in a time when I actually made decent money and we could afford … Continue reading Our Friday

The $9,600 Question

Okay hotshot, pop quiz. If you had to pony up $9,600, would you want something to show for it or be empty handed? That’s exactly what I thought. But that’s the situation we found ourselves in today after getting an appraisal from Carmax for the leased Kia Optima, the car that I said we would … Continue reading The $9,600 Question

Hey, Did You Ever Notice…

Okay, so that last one is a bit of a stretch. What do you care? It’s free entertainment!

Respect the Van

It took a little wheeling and dealing but the nightmare involving our Ford Escape is now over. And here is the result: That’s right, peeps, we traded it in for a minivan. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a 2009 Chrysler Town and Country that we purchased from Sunrise Ford which is … Continue reading Respect the Van

Getting Better…

In this, the year in which I am going to dictate what my fate will be by trying to remain optimistic about almost everything, things are already starting to change and for the better. First, the job. We had an unscheduled department meeting yesterday which, if history has taught me anything, usually means bad news. … Continue reading Getting Better…