Archive for August, 2003

Lotuses or Loti

Posted: August 30, 2003 in Automotive, General, Lotus

Well it’s official… I am now the owner of a Yellow 1983 Lotus Turbo Esprit. I don’t think Cara’s 100% on board since she’s been gone on an externship this whole time and really had no say in the decision making process.

At first I wasn’t too sure about the whole thing. I mean my financial matters certainly aren’t the most secure in the world right now. Then there is the impending marriage (in two years.)

Then again I’ve been lusting after this for so long… and really it’s not like I broke the bank. Of course in the end, it’s not like it’s going to lose thousands of dollars in value if I’m forced to sell it in a couple of years.

So damnit, I’m going to have fun.

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Insurance, etc.

Posted: August 24, 2003 in General

Well here I am… still on the phone with Allstate for freaking 45 minutes. I decided to switch from Nationwide to Allstate (so I can save some $$ and buy more toys.) I just didn’t think it would take forever.

(a little while later) Well crap. Freaking CT DMV fucked me over. Because of a computer mishap I have a license suspension on my record (that shouldn’t be there.) That shoots my premium from about $450 for 6 months to well over $2000. So much for saving money. Looks like I get to make a trip to talk to the fine (laugh) folks at the DMV.

Remiss

Posted: August 21, 2003 in General

Okay, I’ve been a tad remiss in my duties keeping this blog/journal thing. A chain of events (that started with my bidding on an ’83 Lotus due to lack of sleep) lead me to rediscover my older version of my website. It’s still decent work (and still mostly usable.) So I’ve decided to upload it (making a couple minor changes first.)

Cara left this morning (at 4AM) to drive to Illinois for an externship. She’ll be gone for two weeks. I’m not exactly sure what to feel about this. Don’t get me wrong I already miss her (which is ironic because she’s only been gone for 11 hours now.) My worst fear is just that something will happen leaving her stranded or hurt.

So I had been up for a number of hours (like 20 or so,) and I was doing my semi-weekly Lotus search on eBay (I’ve been tracking the prices of all Lotuses sold on eBay for the last two years,) when I come upon an ’83 Turbo with lowish miles and it’s Yellow. I’m sure I’ll be kicking my own ass later for this, but I placed a bid for it.

Of course according to the spreadsheet it should go for about $12,500 or so which is more than I bid, however the reserve was a mere $8500. Still seven days left in the auction, so we’ll see what happens. God knows I’d rather have an 87, or even better a 95, but I don’t have the $$ for either of those right now.