Paddling our way to dinner
Last night we braved the monsoon to try a new restaurant (to us) in Watertown: Porcini’s.
From the name, you probably guessed that it’s an Italian restaurant. It’s a quaint little place with EXCELLENT service, and pretty good food. I was looking for a place for supper, and while the prices were a bit high, the Gnocchi on the menu sounded just right for me:
Matt ordered Chicken Parm, but didn’t eat all of the accompanying fettuccine. We boxed it up, and I had it for dinner tonight, along with some falafel balls!
Buying a car?
So my “check engine” light came on this morning, along with a bit of a shudder while the engine was trying to shift. My car is a 1999 Honda Accord with 150,900 miles on it. I took my last Honda to 205,000 miles, and want this one to go as far. I’m hoping that fixing it won’t be too expensive. I was thinking about how I could afford buying a new car, but Matt and I just spent some time doing research, and I realized it wouldn’t be too bad. I thought I would have to put like $10,000 on it, which would make a serious dent in my savings (currently earmarked for the wedding!), but I could put only $5,000 down, and the payments might only be $500 per month or something . . . hmmm . . . thinking about it more seriously. I did just buy new tires in September, though! Come on Honder, you can do it!
Have you ever bought a car? Advice? What’s the most you’ve “driven a car into the ground”?