An Unexpected Day

Light in the sky at 4 AM, that’s not unexpected just worth mentioning, in my opinion. Not enough light to take a good picture, though.


Without further ado:



Once again, without having any a priori inkling of doing so I bought a car. This is a 2019 Buick Cascada with about 16,000 miles and I will pick it up on Tuesday.

After a little bit of negotiating I paid less than $30,000 out the door, meaning with all taxes and fees. I paid less all in than the original list price, if that means anything. The car is certified pre-owned. What does that mean? In this case, that means instead of the “bumper to bumper” warranty expiring this month, I get an extra year. Also, the car now has five years remaining on the powertrain warranty instead of the original two years. Less importantly, I receive two free oil changes/maintenance visits.

I hope I have scratched my itch for now and that the car will fill the need I perceive for a practical convertible without being yet another drain on my mental and emotional energy. I must admit the fact that this car was built in the country of my parents’ birth played a large role in the decision, as illogical and irrelevant as that might seem.

I don’t really have anything else to write today. Wish me luck.






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