This weather is insane. I’m sticking to everything like a kid with a lollipop, oy!
Yesterday was spent putting together teaching proposals for TNNA – I’ll send them out later today, and it’s wonderful to have a sponsor for some of the classes I’m offering. Wahoo! I’d love to go back out to San Diego, it was just so beautiful out there, and – of course – it would be great to see LA again!
I need to get on the stick to drum up side-teaching gigs for some of my trips. I’m lagging on this (it’s the heat…) and the fact that my email is still screwey isn’t helping. When I send attachments I have to use gmail, but I’m still able to get all of my mail via modeknit.com, but that means having two different mail entities going at any time (my browser isn’t new enough for me to use the gmail setting to add modeknit as an extra mail server, and I can’t update my browswer because my operating system isn’t new enough, and I can’t updage my operating system because my computer’s being held together with gum and cyndi lauper cd boxes)
And here I languish in the heat, sticky, not really wanting to do anything. Well, except drive around in my cool car.
I’m feeling a little guilt for the car. Things have been rotton for some time, financially, and it seems such a splurge to get a new car. Gerry shopped and shopped and definitely put in the leg work (as usual) on this, and found a place in Southern NJ which would take his 1998 Huyndai as a trade in and – along with the specials that are offered now – we got a drive-it-off-the-lot price of $15,000.
It seems so high to me, but I know it’s not. I have to swallow hard. I remember that our Hyundai we bought in 2000 (back when financial times were sort of okay for us, pre-911 and all the angst that seemed to accompany the period) we paid $13,000 and felt like we’d made the deal of the century. This car is loaded (it was a dealer car) with stuff I’d never dreamed of wanting, so we did get a good deal. Can you tell I’m rationalizing?
But, most important, it will be an excellent car for driving to teaching gigs, which is mainly why we got it. And Gerry said that I should have a car that stands out – bless him. It gets pretty good mileage, is VERY roomy and will be good to drive for long distances.
Okay, enough guilt tripping on the car. There’s so much more that I can guilt about. Time to put the guilt into action and get to work!