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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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Coral Springs, FL
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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
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Our Samsung 32" LCD set is also flawless so figure getting another one should work out fine, though it'll be a LED unit. Have the o k to do "whatever I want", something every husband has heard and knows the meaning of. Am still looking and that's about it, for now. If I can find that 50" Samsung LED for under $400, think I'll jump as have never seen the price on that size Samsung that low. Thinking if it's ever gonna happen, the next two weeks will be that time...so I wait to pounce!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Had a 30 year back in '87, then went to a 15 year in '93. At that time, I was working crazy overtime and the wife went back to work part time so she started adding extra which came off the back end. With her being a CPA, she knew how to amortize it and by mid '95, she shows me this document which turned out to be the paid off mortgage. Don't know exactly how she did it but was definitely the right thing to do before the 3 kids started college. Looking back, I now understand why she had me keep my economobiles for such long periods!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Nelsonf, our car exactly but black vinyl top over white with black stripes. My brother ended up with it at college after my dad had had enough with it. Sold it to him for a nominal fee since he didn't want to give the four of us our own vehicles. Never understood why since the man was loaded, totally loaded!
    Was very cheap, I mean, frugal!!

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    We get a "service plan" every years for the appliances, electrical and light plumbing and we do use them. The toilets need adjustments with the master being original to the house. The guy who came last month said we need a new elongated toilet but we'll see. They've kept the oven working, the stove, the fridge though the ice maker went south and am using plastic ice trays now. They've worked on the washer and dryer and the a/c unit. Since I'm just not handy, I gladly pay the yearly fee and they keep everything running nicely.
    I have put some funds away for a new oven/stove and side by side refrigerator since they are both approaching 28 years old and do not have replacement value on them. Have it on the hot water heater, still original though numerous parts have been replaced, and they've replaced the disposal twice already. Have noticed with the kids mostly gone now, we use everything less so call the company only about 4 times a year. Best $ I've spent here!!
    Have talked about possibly staying here longer than we thought and if so, will probably do the kitchen since it is getting a bit thread bare in some places. Refacing the cabinets is a possibility along with new counter tops which go over the existing ones. Don't want to do a complete gut job but a less expensive project will probably work. There's not much in this price range out there now, $250K to $310K, so doing a small fix up would tide us over a few more years. All it takes is...$$$$$$!!!

    The Sandman :) B)


    P.S. Might be going to the auto show after all. My oldest mentioned she'd like to go see what's out there in her price point, around $20K or so and smallish. Really is the best place to go to comparison shop everything. Saturday is looking like it might work!!
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Garage door has been acting a bit wonky for the last week or so and turns out the rollers needed to be replaced. I had been very good at lubricating them monthly but they still had to be replaced after 9 years...we got the new door after Wilma swept through South Florida, think in early 2006. Looked at the paper work and the rollers aren't covered in the long term guarantee so we had to eat the cost. Used HomeAdvisors and was very pleased with the results. Guy called me within 5 minutes and came the next morning, very early...he woke me up. An hour later, we're up and running and now, all is fine. He adjusted the door and checked the whole system and seems all is good. Glad it wasn't the springs as they've gone twice in almost 29 years here, both times on a Sunday when the cars were in there. Both times we heard a loud bang and I knew exactly what it was.
    Homeownership...not for everyone but at this stage of our lives, am happy to be here. Just not sure I want to move into a condo as we's need a 3/2 or even a 3/3, and those are few and far between. Like having a garage and I have stuff, too much stuff that I really need to purge.

    The Sandman :) B)
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