dmsj: (run)
( Feb. 11th, 2010 02:23 pm)
We're still carless. The theory was that it was probably the serpentine belt. It was... and also the two parts next to it. So instead of a $35 easy-fix, it's a $300+ complicated fix that requires parts no one in town has. Remind me not to buy another Subaru/other foreign car next time around. :P Earliest it'll be ready is tomorrow, if they can get the parts by then.

In the meantime, though I'm honestly not missing it very much. I am absolutely WIPED out today. All the recent stress has caught up to me in the form of a head-cold and major ass-kicking fatigue. On the plus side, I've gotten a lot of job-hunting done (thanks mostly to Oliver, who's helped me find most of the things to which I've applied, and helped me to optimize my job search engines).

I did have to cancel my doctor's appointment, which is annoying. And I'd really like to be able to get to the library for some new DVDs (both for us and for Liam), but today I'm pretty content to just sit on the couch and use my computer or read.

If the car is gone all weekend, though, I expect I'll change my tune. :P
dmsj: (rain)
( Jul. 12th, 2009 06:17 pm)
On our way home from Ithaca, someone backed into the back, driver's side door of our car. O was alone in the car, as I'd taken L into the rest stop for a diaper change. Everyone/thing is fine (save for a dent in our door) and the other driver admitted all fault, but ... AUGH!

Can the shitstorm just STOP already, please?
dmsj: (run)
( Apr. 21st, 2009 02:45 pm)
(Also, testing the crosspost feature from DW to LJ. Hopefully it works.)

So I've done the math and figured out that we can probably afford a sticker-price of about $12K. That's the number I came up with, assuming a 5-year financing plan, 6% interest, and the amounts we can/are willing to spend for down payment and monthlies.

This is what we want:
* decent fuel efficiency
* plenty of space for the assorted babygear we travel with
* something big enough that my husband (who is 6'7") can drive comfortably (note, he fits behind the wheel of our Outback sedan, but is fairly cramped)

Anyone have any suggestions what we should look for?


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