Some people have garage sales and others go the online route, include me in the latter group. Part of my plan during the month of August without cable TV is to use craigslist.com to sell things from the garage I no longer use. Last week I put two items up for sale, the first being the bike trainer I originally bought in Colorado, but got no use out of since I moved to California. Earlier today I sold the trainer for $50, the amount I put it up for on Criagslist. The best part is there was no haggling involved. The second item for sale is the roof rack with bike and ski racks included, which is no longer needed as it doesn’t fit the Wrangler. I put the rack online at $200 and had a few contacts, even had one person come by today to check it out, but the rack was not fit for his car so no sale. Since craigslist only advertises sale items for a week I might have to put it back online towards the end of day tomorrow.
This car was sitting outside my place yesterday morning. I couldn’t help but take a picture.
The last time I went without cable I lived on Netflix for about $15/month. This time, with the purchase of a DVI – HDMI converter for my computer, I’m able to watch a boat load of shows on the TV through my internet connection. Most major stations have their shows available on their websites and hulu.com, it’s pretty impressive. In the end, I still watch TV shows one way or another, the big difference is I don’t waste a lot of time channel surfing, which can suck up so many hours in a day… especially when there’s an NCIS marathon on Sunday afternoons. Even better, I don’t wind up watching a show I don’t like just because I’m too lazy to do anything else.
After talking about it at the start of the summer we finally made the decision to get rid of it until September 3rd. What is it?
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After all the analysis and stress of looking into buying a new car during the past week I’ve decided to wimp out and bring my current Jeep to a mechanic, specifically a mechanic not associated to a Jeep dealership because they don’t seem to know what they’re doing. Although this doesn’t totally rid myself of the idea of buying a new car, it at least puts me in the position of not HAVING to buy a new car, which sort of limits my options for negotiating the best possible deal.
Well, it happened again. The heat gauge in the Jeep made it to 3/4 today while driving back from San Diego. Turning off the A/C and dropping the gear down to 4th seemed to do the trick getting the heat down to just under 50% (normal) the rest of the trip. Each and every day I’m thinking more about trading in for a new car. To get things started I researched a few different SUV’s tonight:
> Practical – Ford Escape
> Impractical – Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
> Out of Nowhere – Subaru Forester
> Spoiler Alert – BMW X3
Without a doubt I’ll stick to an SUV as I prefer stepping into my ride rather than slouching down into it. Any other SUV’s I should take a look at?
It’s nice to have the sun back after June Gloom lasted well into July. Today was highlighted by a lunch time bike ride to Temescal Canyon, then grilling some burgers and dogs for dinner.
A plastic piece of the sunroof on my Jeep broke yesterday. As a result I’m unable to fully close the sunroof. Not a big deal in the whole scheme of things as it doesn’t rain much in California, but I am starting to get that feeling it’s time to purchase a new car, problems are started to pop up left and right. The Liberty is almost 7 years old, I really wanted get to 100,000 miles, but am only at (just under) 80,000 miles right now. I’ve really had my eyes set on the Wrangler Unliminited for a few years now. And this would be a good opportunity to get an automatic, allowing my parents to have transportation when they come to visit. Hmmmmmm. Thoughts?
Just landed in Kansas City for training, which will last until Friday. Not a bad way to come off of a vacation, which I have to admit, has me more tired then when it started. I’ll use next weekend to recuperate, I think.
Riddle me this. I managed to drive over 250 miles to Las Vegas yesterday, yet somehow my Jeep is still in Victorville, CA. You may need to go back to a post in December 2009 to figure out why.