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- Coral Springs, FL
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- Coral Springs, FL
- Vehicle(s) that interest me
- Compact luxury vehicles and crossovers
- More about me
- Have loved automobiles since I was about 3 and that love grows every year!!!
- Vehicle(s) I currently own
- 2015 Golf SE/ 2015 Audi A3/ 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/ 2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch
My middle girl passed her pharmacy boards and is now able to work as a pharmacist if she chooses. Been a long 4 years but now, time to find a job!! And then move out again, glad she came back for awhile but, nice to be empty nesters! Not used to someone always being around on my n/s days, lol!! We are thrilled for her and with her bio/chem background, she should be able to find an excellent position somewhere near I hope.
Commander's Palace is great, Camilla Grill in Uptown on the trolly line. Brennan's in the Quarter, of course Cafe' Du Monde. We went to a great place across the bridge during graduation week, think it was Ruth's Something, can't remember now but outstanding. Do the Sunday brunch at Brennan's if possible, outstanding!!! A lot of new stuff in Uptown from what I've heard and also the Garden District, lived there senior year on Seventh St., right near Magazine St., Archie Manning and family lived about 3 doors down. Absolutely an outstanding city and hope to go back someday. take a trolley ride to Uptown and visit the zoo and the Tulane campus right across the street on St. Charles Ave. I could go on but ask some folks who've been there recently. Check some guide books, a lot has changed since the early 70's when I lived there.
My commute is 30 or so minutes each way 3 days/week so that's plenty of time to warm the vehicle up. It does usually sit from Friday nights till Monday morning since we use the other vehicles and I'm usually too weak and in pain to do much on those days, work really takes the wind out of my sails and seriously, I should just quit now as my body ain't really up to it. Folks who don't have chronic pain don't and can't understand how debilitating it really is, that constant pain just wears one down even with medication.
So no, 22 months doesn't seem long enough for as OE battery to crap out and I hope VW steps up tomorrow and makes it right! I am not a happy camper right now!!!
The Unhappy Sandman
Never have sold myself yet but eventually, might do the Golf that way. My mechanic said that there's a market out there of kids that like VW products and mine looked particularly good in that blue color and the fancier rims. Said if it were his, no way he'd trade it to a dealer. So when the time comes, something to look into. Luckily in Florida, we do get the tax advantage with the dealer sale.
Been using Mapquest on my cellphone and it's not let me down yet. I like that it talks the directions to me but also allowing me to read the directions at the same time. Since I'm not to familiar with the area where I work, it's been a lifesaver. My postal training also comes in handy when given numbered streets since most of South Florida is laid out in a grid pattern. Once I know where 0 street and 0 avenue intersect, I can basically figure things out. named streets is the big challenge but again, using the number helps to get me in the general area most times. I probably will pick up a map of that area of town and study it a bit but so far, I've found every address except one and that one was a new street not even on any map yet. With new construction, it can sometimes be hit or miss but I was pretty close that one time, again using my postal knowledge.
I much prefer staying with the group but every Tuesday is my day to stay at the dealership and be their driver. Luckily it's closer to my house so I usually go there first thing with my own vehicle as it makes no sense to leave mine at the office, pick up a rental and have to return it later in the day. Adds almost another 1/2 hour to my commute home which is plain dumb! Some of the others even go back to the office for lunch, stretching the 1/2 hour lunch break into at least 45 minutes or so. I just take that whole time and stay close to the Honda store and no one has mentioned it yet. Just hate wasting time like that, plus the wasted petrol.