Saturday, July 29, 2006

Rollin' In

This is the next set of wheels:

I will tell you when I have the keys.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Wheels Go Bust

It is finished. 7 years and 170,000 miles - of which 4 years and 120,000 miles are attributable to me. After throwing more money at the Nissan Ratmobile this year than the pervious three years combined, the last air-sucking, big gaping wound opened wide and suffocated me in the grind of a transmission that went PIF!

Adding insult to injury, my motor club (Allstate, for those that want to know who NOT to choose) could not get me a tow truck. One company refused to take me to my requested destination, no more than 8 miles where I was sitting dead on the road at 1 a.m. Another flatly refused to even come get me. I was left to the mercies of the Town of Tuxedo P.D. tow call list. They did respond quickly, and $196.00 later I was home. Guh. Anyone want to help draft the letter to Allstate that will ensure I get all my $$ back?

So now I have to car shop. I discovered that I HATE this. I love food shopping, clothes shopping, but cannot deal with the big-ticket-sweaty-palm-buyers-guilt-impending-doom feeling of buying a car. A neccessary evil I suppose. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

For those of you that would like to show ol' ResearchGuy a little love, you can help me get back on my wheels here:

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Absolute Best!

I have just spent what have been the best days of my life in the company of 4 people I love the most: My two Rats, My Bookend, and her Son. We had a beach vacation that looked cloudy on the horizon, but the piddling little storm clouds just blew away and everything was simply perfect. I guess nothing can keep us down.

I know what my life was meant for, and where I am supposed to be. Now I have all the pieces of the puzzle falling into place. It's great that you get it when you finally "get it." If only there was a way to bottle this stuff for all the people who are empty, bitter and lonely and just don't get it...

I am worth $2,551,026 on
How much are you worth?