Like everyone or most everyone, I have areas of weaknesses. In light of the numerous posts about global poverty and our plans on starting the new NGO to fight global poverty in the upcoming year, I am a little embarrassed to say that one of my weaknesses is Car Porn. I’m 38 but every time I go to Barnes & Nobles, I still pick up car magazines and start drooling. Every time. That translates to Car Porn. And specifically, I have a thing for convertibles. I stare every time I see, walk, or drive by a convertible. My first car was a 1976 Volkswagen Bug Convertible. I loved that car and still regret selling it when Minhee got pregnant but I had to choose: baby or bug convertible. It was tough.
Six years ago, I traded in our family’s unreliable station wagon and brought home a first year 1990 Mazda Miata. Maybe I was going through my early midlife crisis but I drove it home and you should have seen the look on Minhee’s face. It was priceless.
Anyway, we’ve decided to sell off some assets this year to help fund the poverty organization. But we had no idea of the impending and current financial crisis. It has definitely affected our family and we’re doing all that we can to both get by and fund the organization so selling this car along with other stuff is important. Six months ago, after agreeing on a sale, the buyer never showed up and to be honest, I was ecstatic since I wanted to hang on to the car. After putting it back on Craiglist this past month, Read the rest of this entry »