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Comment by Bob Stuart on February 22, 2012 at 8:03pm

Gary: I thought you said that you were going to rent a car if you needed it and you were not going to buy a car!!! What kind of car did you buy? Bob Stuart

Comment by Linda on February 21, 2012 at 11:16pm

HI Gary

I lease my car now and the lease is up in May of 2013. I am toying whether or not to look at leasing again or buying. I would like a SUV as those big heavy half tons and vans block the view at stop signs. I like the idea of not having to worry about anything going wrong with the vehicle. Before this I had a second hand car even though it was a good car, I still had payments on it and repairs. It seems it doesn't matter what you do we need a car and you can't win. Thats what I think. Linda

Comment by Jeannie on February 21, 2012 at 5:48pm

Gary, that isn't many miles on a car for it io be acting up, I just sold my 2001 Highlander with over 250,000 km. The engine was so quiet you had to listen to make sure it was still running. Car payments take a big chunk out of your budget. Sometimes I think it is cheaper to lease and when the lease is up bye, bye or you can buy it out.

Comment by Pat Connaughan on February 21, 2012 at 1:31pm

I'm in the same boat as you, Gary.  I hate the thought of car payments again.  Mine is running good and only has 88,000km but I have had to have some major work done on it lately.  I'm thinking about trying to find something nearly new and gently used for running around town and keeping the other one for longer trips.  I can't get anything for it so I might as well keep driving it.


The weather here today doesn't know what it wants to do.  It was beautiful this morning and then it turned cloudy.  Now the sun is trying to peek through.  We're supposed to get some nasty weather tonight.  More snow and then turning to rain.


Guess I'll go out now before it gets bad.  I hope it doesn't get bad until later.  I want to go out for a pancake supper tonight at one of the local churches.

Comment by evelyn O Mahoney on February 19, 2012 at 2:47pm
Sorry, it was Gary that asked that, not Barbara.
Comment by evelyn O Mahoney on February 19, 2012 at 2:46pm
NO, Barbara, I don't want my newspaper on line, or movies or a book reader. I prefer tranditional ways .
Comment by Linda on February 18, 2012 at 7:55pm

Well CreekEnd_UK didyou make that variety your self and set that table. Desserts look yummy and the table set lovely.

Comment by evelyn O Mahoney on February 18, 2012 at 10:26am

I just signed up for subscribtion to the New York Times; I read plenty before, I'll read even more now.

Comment by barbara craven on February 18, 2012 at 7:17am

Hi gang

Luck was with me yesterday thanks I think to all your well wishes.  I'm now home in my own home.  Yesterday I had the luck to have my old doctor who is now working in the hospital, be the one I saw.  He is wonderful in explaining all that has gone on.  My blood is where it should be and he told me exacty what to expect and how much I can do.  I feel much easier now. I was met at home with a bevy of friends who saw the blinds up at home.  A lot of them didn't know I was at my daughters and were worried that I was still in the house lying on the floor somewhere.  Some of them had called the hospital I was in and other hospitals trying to find me.  I guess the next few days are going to be taken up with visitors. 

Sull and dreary out, but I dont care

Comment by Linda on February 17, 2012 at 2:30pm

Well Barb, I hope all goes well with you at the hospital and you're on the road of recovery. It will be great to get home, nothing like it.


Its a mild winter and I sure appreciate it.

Linda, Sudbury


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