Shivering on the 49th Parallel
Friday, 26 September 2008
I've held off on writing anything about the whole ordeal until the settlement was done, just in case. I'm still not going to write too much about it until the money is deposited in my bank account, but some of the details are familiar enough to warrant a little write-up here.
Friday, 26 September 2008 12:51:26 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [2] | Rants | Vehicle#
Monday, 22 September 2008
Ten days ago, I wrote about some of the things that I had got done, and some of the things yet to do. In ten days, I've managed to scratch one of those things off the list: I picked up a car.
Monday, 22 September 2008 14:36:09 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [0] | Vehicle#
Monday, 15 September 2008
The expatriate community in Cayman is rather unique and I don't think it's matched anywhere else in the world. The cross-section of industries who employ them and the union of where those generally distinct groups intersect can lead to some pretty outrageous situations, but at the end of the day everyone looked out for everyone else. There was always an extra seat available to pull up to the table or the bar and help the FNGs learn the ins, the outs, the what-have-yous of island life. That's part of what made Cayman special and probably why I stuck around so long. If I had to go back and do it all over again, I would do everything over exactly the same... except maybe that bit in Texas!
Monday, 15 September 2008 08:53:50 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [2] | Cayman#
Friday, 12 September 2008
So, to recap: $5000 car comes out to 5600, and then 2500 annual insurance premium is an up-front cost of potentially 8100. Add on fuel (at $1.30/liter) and maintenance (and of course tax on both of those) and it's easily going to be a $10,000 "investment" in transportation. The only problem with that of course is calling it an investment. An investment is something that provides a return.
Friday, 12 September 2008 10:11:58 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00) | Comments [1] | Misc#
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