First up was an eye appointment with my new Optometrist. She had asked Dr. Kilmore to send her my records... well, he sent only the last 2 visits. She has no idea how high the pressure was in my eyes prior to my laser surgery. Right now I put one drop in one eye. The pressure in that eye is around 17. The untreated eye has a pressure of 21. That's below the pressure used to diagnose Glaucoma. So, I'm stopping the drop in one eye so we can see how high that pressure goes. Makes one wonder if I really needed those expensive drops Kilmore prescribed.
And, of course, I also picked up my new car.
|You can see my old, plastic Nova checkbook in my pocket! That's an antique!|
It's metallic gray (really sparkly) with a gray leather interior. Brindle Boxers don't go well with black leather. Faulkner took $3K off of the MSRP/ Not quite down to the Kelly Blue Book price, but a lot better than the initial cost. It comes with 'remote start' for those cold mornings. There's an app which will let me start it up, and turn on the defroster. Nice. And, in case you're wondering, I'm not going to name it. It's an inanimate object. I didn't name either on of my bikes, and I love those babies.
The only hit I took was getting rid of the Rogue. Leasing was great since I never had to worry about the mileage. However, low lease payments don't decrease the $$ owed. Trade-in value was $9 less than Kelly Blue Book trade-in quote. That's not bad. Still, there was a balance due and the trade-in didn't quite cover that balance. I could have always turned in the car. They prefer you to either buy out the lease, or an other, and so make the disposition expensive. Turning in the Rogue would have been even more expensive. I knew going in this was a bullet I would have to bite.
|If you look to the right, you can see the algae growing on my neighbor's garage|
Believe me, it's much better to take this hit now rather then pay lease payments for the rest of my life. Now the payments begin. I plan on having it paid off in 3 to 3.5 years.