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A great week

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by digger, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. digger

    digger New Member


    So, my car completely dies last Tuesday. Bad news right?

    Except a friend finds out, and his dad just GIVES me a 1991 Honda Civic that is in awesome condition, only 130,000 miles on a car that can probably go 500,000 if you take good care of it (and it has been). They weren't using the car.

    So this car gets way better mileage than my car, it'll probably save me $20-$30 a week on gas. Plus, I don't have to have collision on it, that'll save me about $100 a month. So I'm up $200 a month, thanks to my stupid old car (it was a 2003) giving out.

    Then, the volleyball club I coach/run goes to a big regional tournament over the weekend, (teams from all over the north east and canada), and our 18 year olds finish 5th, our 17 year olds finish 2nd, and our 16 year olds (the team I coach ) finish 3rd in their age groups - each out of about 20 teams in each age group. This is the best we've done in this tournament, it's really tough competition, and means our teams have already earned spots in the national championships for this year.

    It's really just the start of the season for club volleyball, and I'm pumped. Anybody who's ever coached knows what it's like to see your kids do well and watch their enthusiasm grow because of it.

    (edited some really crappy writing)
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Sounds awesome, digger.
  3. digger

    digger New Member

    Thanks, I couldn't resist posting, I'm in such a good mood right now.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    hell, i feel better just having read that.

    solid, digger.
  5. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Good for you, digger.

    But, if I may, what 2003 model did you have that has already given out?
  6. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Sounds like a pretty decent week, Digger. Good going.
  7. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    Congrats Digger.

    Sounds like a good guy to give you a car.
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    My first Honda dealer had a car that lasted 500,000 miles. My mom's is creeping up to 175,000, and still hasn't had a problem with it. Mine's at 50,000 and the same thing. You've got a good car in your driveway.
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    You should buy your friend's dad a case of whatever he drinks as a way of saying thanks.
  10. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

  11. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Or just return the car you stole from him.
  12. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Thanks for sharing your good fortune -- it makes a nice break from the bitching around here.

    And ditto to those who sing the praises of Hondas. Best car I ever had was an Accord I drove to almost 250K. Looking to buy a Pilot right now.
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