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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Plans and Provisions

I'm working sixteen hours a day on the house and not answering my phone or e-mails. It's therapeutic in some ways, and maddening in others. Spending so much time and energy on the house is going a long way but also making me long to get away, so I have been making plans - or daydreaming, depending on which way you look at it.

Once I finish my degree, and before I go to grad school, Matt and I are going to do that cross-country driving holiday we've been dreaming of since we first met. We'll sell the house. Hopefully, with all the work we're putting in, we'll make a decent profit. We'll then take some of that money and trade in Matt's car for a Honda Element.

See, it looks like an SUV, but its fuel efficiency is 21/27 mpg. My two-door Hyundai Accent hatchback is only three miles per gallon better. And it's big enough inside that we can sleep in it when necessary. And it's relatively cheap - new ones are $18,900, but there are many available secondhand. Yeah, it's ugly as shit, but I am liking it more and more as the Matt & Mel American Odyssey Mobile (except it's an Element, not an Odyssey).

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