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No New Corvette

January 21st, 2008 1 comment

This weekend we made a trip out to Tampa to preview our wedding video. While we were there, we stopped by and visited with the Wife’s Grandmother. It was a good visit, but one of the other reasons to go was to go look at a Corvette in Clearwater Beach.

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Unfortunately, when we got there, this bad boy was already gone. It was a 1999 6-Speed with 75,000 miles going for $17,000. It’s a shame it was already gone, but that just means I wasn’t meant to buy one this weekend. My Vette is still out there somewhere waiting for me.

The plus side is that I’ll be able to save up a little more before I make the purchase, as well as pay down more of the loan on my truck. I am currently putting about $200 into savings for the car, as well as paying down my loan by around $300 a month. Each month I wait, I’ll have $500 more to put down. Of course this doesn’t count depreciation of the truck (which has been dropping in price like crazy…).

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Back in Black

January 15th, 2008 2 comments

Ok, so not really in black, but I am back.

It seems that I had the worst cold ever. Seriously, it took me over two weeks to start feeling better. Then after that my ear felt funny, like it was permanently trying to pop.

Now that everything is back to normal, hopefully I’ll continue some regular posting. In reality, the wife’s decision to not go back to school has made us let our guard down about being frugal. I joke that my income doubled over Christmas break. Us not having to live off my salary alone leaves plenty of breather room in the budget.

Also, just an update on the comment about Corvettes dancing in my head… I am still interested in finding one. Just the other night I had a conversation with someone about buying one. His thoughts were that I should just buy a new one (Hello??? $50k ???). He thought that by buying a used one, I would just be inheriting someone else’s problem. Well, I don’t have $50k lying around (he mentioned that it the average SUV costs about that much anyways) and I am looking for a used one for under $20k. Most likely it will be around model year 2000 with under 75k on the odometer.

The trouble is that I can’t find one I would want close to O-town. I could drive over 2 hours away to look at some of them, but who has the time for that? Tampa must be the center of the Corvette world, because it seems like there are always a couple nice ones listed there.

Enough already though. Later!

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