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I made a weird decision

Image stolen for the google.  Pretty close to what I’ve been looking at though.
Image stolen for the google. Pretty close to what I’ve been looking at though.

For about the last two years I have been saving up to buy a land/ a shop. I live in an old neighborhood near downtown and while I have a lot more space for cars than most, I feel the need to expand. Also I want a lift. Or two.

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So all that was going pretty well… until a tree fell on my garage. This both accelerated and put the brakes on the plans. On the one hand, I needed space urgently to store cars while the garage was getting sorted. On the other, there was a lot of financial uncertainty with a ruined, under-insured garage.

In the end, I came out pretty OK with only a few grand of un-covered expenses, so I thought I would proceed as planned.

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Until yesterday. Faced with three ailing cars (Saab, Disco, and Alfa) I decided to, temporarily, pull the plug on my savings plan in favor of diverting funds to clean up the lengthy to-do list with the cars. Odd that my hobby is getting in the way of itself.

I haven’t contacted the realtor yet, but right now the plan is to hold until May of next year, when I should get a tidy payout from my employer’s IPO.

Bummer, but I’d rather not have to skimp on maintenance right now…

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