I’ve been crunching some numbers, getting inputs, and otherwise trying to do as much due diligence as I can. Thanks to the defective offspring of unwed parents that is the Indiana GOP, those high-tax big-government loving statists, there are a bit more fees and such than just the sale tax. So, I’ve tried to plot for all those wonders, include money to have my mechanic check out whatever I end up buying (and more than one vehicle if necessary), and have some to get new emergency gear and other items at need.
So, I’m altering the fund raiser to include an additional $8,000.00 as that should get a solid vehicle, cover taxes, tags, fees, and all the other fun and joys of operating said vehicle. Since my jump pack, which includes an air pump, apparently didn’t survive all the recent electrical issues, I’m looking at a new jump pack, stand-alone air compressor, and related gear. I’m going to do what I can to reach that amount, and maybe even a bit more.
That said, if I can get something that will get me to PT, the gym, church, and groceries for less, guess what I’m going to do. My only requirements are that it be reliable and last for at least five years; have a working heater; and, have working wiper/washers. Anything beyond that is gravy. Would love it to have a heated steering wheel, working AC, decent radio, and sit high rather than low. Again, will take what I can get for now.
The rebuild dealer from whom I plan to buy has several vehicles to choose from right now, and several more in process. The latter should be ready by the time I raise the money.
Getting hit by lightning is not fun! If you would like to help me in my recovery efforts, which include moving once we have medical issues cleared up, feel free to hit the fundraiser at A New Life on GiveSendGo, use the options in the Tip Jar in the upper right, or drop me a line to discuss other methods. It is thanks to your gifts and prayers that I am still going. Thank you.