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The 36ers

Well, there are enough of us to make a football team. . .I think.?
I dont know anything about the sport. Nor do I want to,lol.

Regardless, for the most part I think we are patiently waiting. At least it would seem that way. Either that or they grow weary of someone telling them to be patient. Funny, we tell children that all the time.

I get my cast off Thursday and I am ever so ready to embark upon the journey. While I wait, I peruse dubizzle for cars, apartments, and sometimes household items. I imagine, plan, calculate, leave it in God's hands. . .There's really no need to plan too far ahead because there are too many unknowns to do so.

There IS one thing I know-38 people die monthly from car accidents (two vehicles, one vehicle and a person). Thats a lot AND the country is but so big. I passed a Yaris today on the road and Im in an Aura but that car is LITTLE.

I read about a man who caused an accident. Speeding, he ran up on cars waiting at a red light. Car pile up ensued, fire rang out, most people were extricated by bystanders. One woman lost her life. Yes, the Yaris is inexpensive but not looking so good otherwise.

We are astonished at the price to rent cars, talk about how we could lease luxury here in the states BUT we also have to take into account those prices include maintanence and full (no deductible) collision, which probably will happen at LEAST once while you are there.

I went back and forth in my mind on what I would look for. The wise part of my brain says that my life is worth more than the difference I would pay on a much better car. That all of this would be for naught should I end up dead or paralyzed or burnt beyound recognition to which point I would just stay there and don a burka and abaya for the rest of my days.

From that standpoint, I have decided that I will rent for about 6 months and then look to buy when it becomes a buyers market again. In the meantime, I will be watching for a deal from someone who just HAS to leave the country. So when people think that Im living richly because Im in a BMW or a mercedes that will hardly be the case because (1) It will be for MUCH less than it would have been in the states and (2) Ive seen many different cars post accident and I feel much better in something with a hard body-something that is known to protect and not crumble like paper upon impact.

And I can live with this because I will have what I need to do what I am setting out to do and I will be ever vigilant to not allow that little monster named greed to rear his ugly head.


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