Saturday, May 18, 2013
Well, it has been a good day so far. I was able to get out and get my cellphone repaired, get a small amount of groceries, and give my Caddy a minor drive, all at once.
You see, my Caddy is 10 years old (bought her 4 years ago), and she has 163,000 miles on her. I expect her to last to at least 300,000 miles. But with the gas prices what they are, and the fact that this car gets, on a good day, 26 MPG, I needed (aka wanted) to do something about it.
The Caddy also needs its engine overhauled/rebuilt and that will take a bit of time and a delivery to a place in Chicago that will do it right.
Thus the need (want) of another car. So, I bought a 2013 Dodge Dart, manual transmission, Black inside and outside. 36 - 41 mpg. II like it. It reminds me of my 1986 Dodge Colt. Of course the Dart is fancier and a wee bit bigger than the Colt was. My Colt got 235,000 miles on her before we retired her (gave her away).
So, I picked up my new car (the first new one we bought since the 1986 Dodge Colt) last Saturday, and I drove her every day to work. She has one of those touch screen controls. I am starting to get used to that.
However, I am a wee bit displeased with one thing: the traffic news shortcut does NOT list ANY city in Ohio!! Hmmpf!
Oh well, I will rely on the old-fashioned radio station for that news.
Anyway, I am in day 6 of home cooked/prepared foods for all three meals. One thing for sure: I am saving money!!