November 2009 Archives
I have two vehicles that I no longer need. One I had hoped to keep until Jerry was old enough to work on it with me, but since it is now occupying our only indoor parking spot (the condo garage) it may be costing more in opportunity cost than its worth.
That would be the 1967 MGB GT (scroll to view).
The other is a 1994 Jetta III GL - originally purchased for the price of an alternator, this vehicle has done very well for us. We outgrew it and recently purchased a 1999 Nissan Quest mini-van. The Jetta has ~160,000 miles on it. I've put several ads on craigslist but haven't received a bite yet.
I'm considering just donating both off them. Worst case, I can write-off $500 per car. Ideally, I receive more than that.
Tonight after a fabulous steak dinner at RingSide, I was given an intervention by my
You're working too much.
You need to stop working when you're on vacation.
Don't burn out.
I thought I had established a good work/life balance - but they are right; I was on vacation last week and I never quite "left" work. Technically, what I have is a work/Jerry balance - which is perhaps part of the problem - no time for "me", no time for me and Eriko.
I have vacation coming up next week, so this is a wonderful opportunity to step back from work a bit - and probably step back from the computer a bit as well. I need to figure out a plan for the Jetta (and the MG); it's not going to sell (or fix) itself.
This is going to be easier said than done...