Although I’m not thrilled about the prospect of having a payment right now, at least the car-shopping portion of the program is over.
I didn’t get what I wanted, but I got a newish (’06) domestic wagon-y thing, that, aside from being a godawful color (I don’t tend to like flashy colored cars. No bright blue, no red, no yellow. I want something that blends), isn’t too terribly obnoxious and will get me to work and back until I can pay it down enough to swap it for something that I really like.
The car had been sitting on the dealer lot for three months (guess I’m not the only one who wasn’t thrilled with it), so the guy was willing to make a hell of a deal just to get it off the lot.
Of course, right after I bought it, a reader emailed me offering a car that was a LOT closer to what I wanted for about the same price.
Oh, well. At least all the drama’s over.
I’m trying not to torment myself with the thought that if the economy stays bad, used car prices are going to plummet in about a month. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t wait and risk getting bumped off the call lists because of transportation problems.
Right now the two things that are annoying me are blissfully trivial – the gym being packed to the rafters with the resolution crowd (I really with that they’d make an attempt to teach some sort of gym etiquette) and the new WordPress interface being slow as hell and vastly more irritating than the old one.
I can’t do anything about the WordPress issue, but the gym problem’s been a fairly easy fix – since I don’t sleep for shit anyways, I’ve just been going at the crack of dawn and beating the crowds, which has been nice. Another advantage is that the place is a damn sight cleaner at 5 am than it is later in the day.