Saturday, July 28, 2012

7/28 Expressions - New Car Edition

Frugal deeds for the day:  Earlier today, we went to the Farmer's Market with our adopted Grandmother and enjoyed the "tomato festival" and free tomato sandwiches.  I had not been to this Farmer's Market in years.  It was great to rediscover it.  We ended up with a whole bunch of eggplants, tomatoes, green tomatoes, basil (so fragrant), and fig preserve.  Then to a local Chamber of Commerce shindig and I pretty much ate lunch there.  My daughter, the vegetarian skipped out.  But she was able to find places to volunteer, so it was not - "all for naught".  We tried some excellent flavored waters - and voted it the best booth :)  Now, it was a hot day.  Probably not the best day to look for a car - but we did.  We ended up buying a FIAT 500 - it will be delivered this week.  We negotiated a bit - had I not been so hot and tired, we probably could have negotiated a bit more.  But, it was within the "budgeted" amount.  Hopefully this is a life lesson for her - uh, the asterick in the ad means something - like more money.  And just because they print it out on an official looking piece of paper, it is not official.  And finally, there's a lot more to transportation that trying to look cool for a lot of money.

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