Monday, May 16, 2011

Weekend Wrap-Up

  • Completed my "long" run on Saturday. Not pretty, but got it done. Today I have an optional short run on my calendar. I hope to find time to get it done after work. But if not, that's okay.
  • Went to Carmax with Husband and sold the old car. We ended up getting roughly half of what the car would be worth (per Kelley BB) if it were in excellent condition. This is actually more than we expected given that that the cost of repair needed to get it in good working condition was over 50% higher than the value of the car. They are likely to sell it wholesale for parts; apparently the parts are worth more than we realized. Nice.
  • While we were waiting for the appraisal and offer, we test drove two cars. I've made a matrix comparing the various vehicles that we've looked at. This has turned out to be a handy way to objectively compare pros/cons and various features, costs, etc to determine the best car for the situation. I think I've determined what I want to buy. Now I'm waiting for the right car to become available at the right price.
  • My first attempt of making the garden thief-proof apparently was a fail. Garden thief continues to munch my plants. Count is up to 15. Grrrrrrrr.


  1. I like Carmax. They give you the best deal, short of selling it yourself...

  2. I'm glad you got more than expected for the car. Good job of getting out there and running! It will get easier soon!

  3. - Congrats on the long run

    - I hate car shopping, so stressful

    - I am in the process of trying to make my garden "theif proof, I am installing a fence.

  4. Will you come look at new cars for me and make a matrix? I am overwhelmed at the thought and you sound like you have a good strategy.

  5. Nice job on the run! I have to get a new car in October...I am already stressed out...

  6. Hooray for getting more money! Boo for the garden thief... Something is eating my attempt of a garden too :-/