House priorities trump all. We’re having our huge terrifying mostly-dead birch tree removed next Sunday (something I’ve been trying to schedule since we moved), and we’re doing a minor appliance remodel, including a new hot water tank, also moved to a different location in the house. That wipes out the Zoidberg’s-next-car budget.

All is well, though. With my upcoming holiday bonus and the sale of my wife’s Sable, along with us making some decent monies, I feel as though I will be fully replenished in the blink of an eye.