I had some solid change finds early this week, as I was traveling to Minneapolis for business. I found a quarter and some pennies at the security line in the Minneapolis Airport. The hotel I stayed at in Minneapolis had a good number of fast food places near it, and since I was done with work early, and bored, I did a change run and found the rest of my change. All told, I found 2 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 nickel and 12 pennies this week.
(On Saturday, I am leaving for a conference in South Missouri, so Marti decided to go home for the weekend. This ment that I was home alone on Friday night. So I decided to do a change run for old times sake, and to kill some time. At Starbucks, I found 2 dimes and 4 pennies. At the Scrubby Duck I found 12 pennies and a 10 cent piece from Hong Kong! At McDonald's I hit the jackpot with 3 quarters, 4 dimes, 2 nickel and 14 pennies!)
My big story of the week is that I finally bought a new car! Thanks to Chris, I feel that I did very good in the negotiations. I even left the dealership and drove home, before they called me up, and dropped the price another $400 bucks. Much better than I did 4 years ago when I bought my Durango. I took the second offer, and then bought the extended warrenty at the dealership. I only mention it, because I am amoung friends. I have known for the last 4 years that I got screwed with that Durango, and I feel good knowing that while I might have not gotten the BEST deal possible, I still did pretty good.
I love my new car. It's a 2002 Honda Accord SE. The amazing thing is that is only has 19,000 miles on it! It has power everything and a sunroof. I feel good because it has such low miles, and I have yet to hear a bad thing about Honda's. Everyone I have talked to who has owned one, has loved it. Enough babble, here are some pictures!
Total for the Week - $2.59
Total for the Race - $199.24