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.