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Old 12-01-2009, 01:08 PM   #2781
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:12 PM   #2782
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A LBYM (leather) evening

After a pretty nonstressful day at w*rk I went shopping for some new winter gloves. I had spotted some that I liked on a weekend trip to Montreal a few weeks ago....for $150, which I felt was outrageous. A quick trip to my local Danier Leather Outlet was very productive: buy two accessories, get the third free.....I now have three really cute and trendy pairs of insulated leather gloves, all for $64 and change. Black with little red buttons, tan with little black buttons, and jade blue.

Toyota has a promotion till January 4 with 0% financing on all my favourite models, do not pay for 120 days, and cash rebates. They just became the #1 auto company in Canada so somebody is aiming for a home run. If I lease a car through my company this would be very, very cheap and I could get the heated leather seats......

I will not get a new car
I will not get a new car
I will not get a new car

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Ok Meadbh...if you need my permission to get a new car...go ahead.

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I want one too. I have picked out the Toyota that I want. (sigh) In my case I want to pay for it in cash plus trade-in, so the interest rates won't help.

I am trying to wait until after we move, to buy it. But the timeframe for that keeps moving out further into the future.

I hear that some of the 2010 models are going to have more bells and whistles.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:54 AM   #2787
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Meadh ,
Buy the car ! Buy the car ! Buy the car !

I am going to buy a new car either the end of this month or early next year . I have it narrowed down to four vehicles all crossovers . I was going to pay cash but with the 0 interest I might just pay half and finance the rest . I can always pay it off but this will allow my money to grow since hopefully I will be making more than 0%.
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I was going to pay cash but with the 0 interest I might just pay half and finance the rest . I can always pay it off but this will allow my money to grow since hopefully I will be making more than 0%.
How does that old saying go... TANSTAAFL?

If you paid for lunch, the beer would be cheaper.
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Came home this morning to find the delivery guys waiting....they were an hour early!
Cleaned out some things, lounged out on the new couch....it has great napping potential!
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Meadh ,
Buy the car ! Buy the car ! Buy the car !

I am going to buy a new car either the end of this month or early next year . I have it narrowed down to four vehicles all crossovers . I was going to pay cash but with the 0 interest I might just pay half and finance the rest . I can always pay it off but this will allow my money to grow since hopefully I will be making more than 0%.
My problem is emotional. I love my 1995 Honda Accord.....
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My problem is emotional. I love my 1995 Honda Accord.....

But does it love you back ? It will soon leave you stranded someplace scary or become unreliable just when you need it the most or worst of all cheat with a newer model . I believe a trial separation is in order . Park it and rent the car of your dreams . You are not cheating only playing the field . After all you are single I don't see any piston ring on your finger holding you back !
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You mean, not cheating like Tiger?
That was a Cadillac, a GM, for God's sake!

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That was a Cadillac, a GM, for God's sake!


Never cheat with an American ! You need something more exotic !
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Raked leaves today and boy, my right shoulder blade feels like a knife sticking out of it. Guess I'm out of leave raking shape. But med's to the rescue.

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Today is the final prep day for my dinner party tomorrow eve. I just set the dining room table, and am just about ready to dive into making Baklava. My ToDo list is made up. I just need to tinker along and get things done. Alternating with goofing off, of course.
Theme is Greek food, and yes I am winging it by having the statue of David (Michelangelo) there.
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What's the menu? Lamb kabobs maybe?
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Just got back from walking 9 holes at the club. Walking....not playing. Course closed as the greens are covered due to cold weather. A slight chance it might snow tonight. Pretty wild for this time of year. Mutt enjoyed the walk though. Probably go back to club tonight to play the 19th hole.
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