Truck got a new set of shoes

My truck got some new tires today.  Since I won’t be able to afford a newer truck for at least a year, this one has to keep me going, at least for now.  The rear passenger-side tire was loosing pressure at 5psi/day.  I pretty much had it fill it up every time I wanted to drive the truck.  Plus, with the AZ trip coming up, I really didn’t want to be dealing with tire problems. Continue reading Truck got a new set of shoes

2014 Lexus ES 300h For Sale

BETTER THAN A DEALERSHIP!

I planned on owning this car for 10 years. I took care of it because I wanted to drive a really nice car for a long time. Life changed on me though, and I have to let this car go. I take great care of my cars, and it shows here.

Why is buying from me better than buying through a dealership? Continue reading 2014 Lexus ES 300h For Sale

10% Back on Amazon Purchases

I’ve had on my todo list for a while a chore I wasn’t looking forward to: Switch my American Express Delta Rewards card to a “regular” American Express card that didn’t have an annual fee.  The Delta Amex card had a $99/year annual fee, but it was worth it if you fly at least twice a year for the benefits it provided.  However, I haven’t been flying, and I’m not planning on it, so that’s a waste.

While looking for other Amex options, I found they had a promotion running on a “Blue” Amex card with no annual fee, and 10% back on Amazon purchases made in the first 6 months, up to a $200 value.  Yep, I’m gong to max that out!  So instead of paying an annual fee, I’m going to be saving $200 on purchases.  Sounds good to me!

Time for cooking

When I’m out on the road, and life has settled down a bit, I’m really going to enjoy having time to cook.  After all, one of the primary goals to living in the RV is to live a healthier life, and cooking real food seems like a novel idea towards that end.

Right now I don’t spend much time cooking because it seems like it takes a long time and it always feels like there’s something else, something “better” I should be doing. I can’t wait to have the free time so it doesn’t feel like I’m under that burden anymore.

Healthcare Premiums in 2017

I just received an informational packet from my healthcare provider, HealthPartners.  If I do not change anything about my plan, the premium will increase from $192.15 to $296.01 / month.  That’s a a 54% increase!  Just to really sweeten the deal, there is no national coverage, at all.  So unless I stay in the metro area, I’ll be paying the ‘out-of-network’ expenses on anything I need to have done.  Not like I wouldn’t be paying for all of it anyways, this is a plan with a $6,000-or-so deductible, which essentially means it doesn’t pay for anything unless you’re ridiculously sick. Continue reading Healthcare Premiums in 2017