Friday, April 24, 2009

It's Official - I Am No Longer Cool

I know, you hadn't even realized I was cool before. Well, I was. For my eight years as the owner of a Ford Mustang. As of Tuesday, that time is over. We sold the Mustang for about Blue Book value.

I lowered the price on Monday, and that seemed to do the trick. I had three people contact me (two through Craigslist and one through Carsoup), and one of the Craigslist guys drove up from southern Wisconsin on Tuesday night and bought it!

About half of the money went back into our emergency fund, which is how we paid for the Mazda. The other half went into our New Car Fund for our next vehicle(s)!

To put salt in the wound, the wonderful state of Wisconsin sent me new license plates for the Mazda, which showed up yesterday. I was really fond of my old plates, which had been on my Mustang and we transferred to the Mazda. You see, Wisconsin license plates used to be three letters, a dash, and then three numbers. The three letters on my old plates were "RBL", which I took to mean "Rebel"!

A couple of years ago, they changed the plates to read three numbers, a dash, and then three letters. They are slowly moving all of the old plates over to the new system.

The letters on my new plates? "PUY"

Not cool.


ladybugblue said...

Dang - I liked so much basking in your reflected coolness... whatever shall I do now?

Leah said...

Beck, you are still cool. You have Julie and I as friends. That is the ultimate coolness!

Becky said...

Ang- I don't think there's anything you can do... you might as well move to Liberia or something ;)

Leah- So true!!! Although, I'm hoping you and Julie don't ditch me now that I no longer have Eleanor! :)

Becky R said...

it is really cool to have an emergency fund!!! maybe not now, but when you need it, it will be!

Kacie said...

Hooray for selling your car! And good for you for putting the money in your efund and savings for your next car.