Friday, November 6, 2009
She won't actually get her license until the middle of next summer - by Illinois law drivers under 18 have to have a learner's permit for 9 months before they can get a license. We happened upon a really good deal on this little car. "It's such a girly car." Harry complained. "Dad, I'm a GIRL!" was Hannah's reply. It's my little car for the time being. I'll turn it over in a year or so when she has a reason to need to drive full time.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Original cost: $17,000.00 give or take a few. (used-26000 miles- summer 2001)
Maintenance: $8000.00 an educated guess – includes three sets of tires, numerous tune-ups, scheduled maintenance, and a couple of Big Fixes.
Gas: $15,500.00 a ballpark figure based on some back calculations from miles driven, gas mileage, and price of gas.
License fees: $675.00
Insurance: $3600.00 approximately.
Days owned: 3010
Cost per day: $14.87 per day.
Miles driven: 177,000 or .26 cents a mile
The moral of this story is that even normal, boring, frugal vehicles are expensive. Either walk and save a lot of money, or buy an awesome vehicle so you can really enjoy blowing all your money on transportation.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Here's a closer pix of the sort-of finished rosette. I'm changing around the colors on the other ones. These beads are different than any I have used before. These are 11o tri-cuts. They are very sparkly, but a pain to work with since they are a little inconsistent in shape. Lots of beadwork and satin applique on this outfit - but not as much as a competition outfit.
It took all of my free time for a week to make this one piece. It's going to be a long winter.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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P.S. Yes, I realize that Blogger is Google. I've been pondering a move.