Carless in San Diego
27 February 2011 | San Diego, California
After several weeks of unsuccessfully trying to sell my Chevy Tahoe, (asking $9900) on Craigslist and Auto Trader I took it by Car Max last week, I was expecting to be lowballed to death and on the way there decided I would be VERY happy if they gave me $8000...and I would be OK down to $7000. I didn't really have much choice in the whole thing (probably would have taken down to $5000), because what am I going to do with a car in California when I'm in some foreign country? I had plenty of friends and my kids that offered to let me park it in front of their house and they would start/drive it every once in a while...but you know how that goes....it would get old fast, besides I could use the cash. I almost fell out of the chair when they came back with an offer of $9000, and I had 7 days to think about it. Yesterday I took it over to Car Max, got my check and I am now, for the first time since I was 16..... carless.
At first it felt kinda weird, but as the day progressed I started feeling this overwhelming freedom come over me, the car was the last anchor to shore living and quite frankly it had become somewhat of a pain in the ass, even just doing local cruising and moving the boat between mooring, anchorages and marinas, I always was trying to figure out what to do with my car.
Crew is now all on Si Bon, today we start organizing our final shopping list and will go to the store later today or tomorrow to do final provisioning...our target date of March 1 is looking pretty good right now.....subject to change.