These last few weeks have been nothing short of insane. On Saturday of this week, my fiancee and I will finally be tying the knot. It's been 23 months, but it's been one heck of a ride. We closed on our house on friday, September 29th, and began moving things into it and started working on getting it ready to be moved in. Unfortunately, on saturday, the 30th, my 2002 ford focus was hit by an unlicensed motorist who had a warrant out for his arrest. Unfortunately, the focus was rendered undriveable after the accident, and there has been nothing short of a nightmare dealing with the insurance companies due to the other driver. Fortunately, my fiancee and I weren't hurt in the accident.
I've been dealing with that situation as best I can, but when you have a car that isn't really any good to you and a need to get around, you need to do something, especially at a critical time such as the week before a wedding/during a move. I sold my MacBook at a loss and managed to get myself a $500 car - a 1988 Volvo 760 turbo sedan. The car has some minor mechanical issues - an exhaust leak at the manifold (common issue on the turbo cars), as well as some appearance issues (dents on the driver's side doors). Nothing too serious, but for a $500 car that's inspected and runs reliably, you really can't complain.
When push comes to shove, the ability to get to work and get things done trumps having a luxury item, which in this case was the MacBook. I can always buy another one, and anyway there's going to be another revision in another month or two anyway!