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sandman_6472

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sandman_6472
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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
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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Well, I stayed with the post office as a letter carrier for 31 years and never really had a problem with any of my patrons. Been gone since October 2010 and spoke with an older customer last week as we still keep in touch. My last route was a 55 and older condo route and they treated me like their kin. Spent 19 years on the same route so I knew them, their families and they treated me very nicely. But I gave them over the top service when necessary and think most appreciated that fact.
    So glad I'm retired from there now as have heard things have changed for the worse. But today, mail already came before I got home but found the lady so I could sign for my package as it was "signature confirmation" and she couldn't leave it without someone signing for it. Glad I left work a bit early as the phone is in perfect condition and just needs the sim card put into it later this week after the case comes from Amazon.com. So glad I won the auction!!

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

    Just tracked phone on USPS.com and started in NC yesterday, in Columbia, SC last night and left about 12 hours ago. Just got into Opa Locka, FL right near the small airport that we bring a lot of vehicles to. Says it will be in my hands tomorrow afternoon at this point. Man, that was quick! Glad to see my old employer can still do things right when needed! Good job post office!

    The Sandman :) B)

    P.S. Will have to get used to a new operating system on my smartphone I guess. Have always had android since my first HTC unit back in 2015. Hope I am happy with the iPhone!!
  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    In the end, it'll come down to what the wife wants as it is her vehicle. Learned the hard way here also so all I can say is, "happy wife...happy life"! Both are great choices but think later on, you'll be happier having the extra room. We had three little ones within 3.5 years and there was sooooo much stuff to cart around, but the wife wouldn't drive anything bigger than a sedan. It was a tight squeeze but things fit in the Olds Cutlass we had during that period. Great vehicle for our needs but best of all, it was a gift from her folks who also covered the insurance. Lucky to have married and only child who had the best folks in the world, treated me better than my own but that's another story...lol!
    Better to have more space than needed than not having quite enough.

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

    Heard from our son tonight, wedding will be October 15th in Chicago. Will be renting a vehicle and driving up since the wife will not fly. Thinking a minivan would work since the others will be flying up and we'll need the extra seating. Our oldest also announced her marriage plans at Thanksgiving so we'll need room for three more, think a minivan would work best for us. Hopefully my Hertz discount plus Gold Membership will net me a good deal. And since we'll be taking a couple weeks off, driving will work nicely.

    The Sandman :) B)
  • Re: VW TDI Settlement - buying a TDI now

    Funny how kids are...my 3rd tried to come 6 weeks early but they stopped it at the hospital. A week later, he came and that was that! Our second was on time but our first, two weeks late. These major life events seem to happen whenever they want, science can only predict a reasonable date based on previous data. Luckily, they all turned out great and have turned into awesome adults, and all working! Oldest and youngest are now engaged to wonderful folks, so 2017 is looking to be a very exciting year for the Sandman family!

    The Sandman :) B)