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Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? #4620400
01/01/18 10:36 AM
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If my wife qualifies for disability it will be better. If not it will be worse... frown


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620405
01/01/18 10:43 AM
01/01/18 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
If my wife qualifies for disability it will be better. If not it will be worse... frown


Thoughts and prayers for you. I always believe in upwards and better. Learn from challenges, keep your head up. Here's to a better 2018!!

Wed Dec 13 2017 daughter home from college, parks her car out in front of house, next AM neighbor backs his huge 4x4 violently into driver's door, pillar, hood, left front fender. Car still in shop, dropped off on the 22nd. 2013 Honda Accord pristine condition, under 40K miles. His sons ratted him out - on his cell phone!!

Tues Dec 19 Microsoft H1-B worker side swipes 2017 Honda CRV Touring with 5K miles. Indian fellow gets all old world India misogynistic on my wife saying it's her fault, blah, blah.........when cops arrive he cannot produce, DL, POI, or even registration. I guess he had this stuff, but not in the car. Police report was spot on, and cameras showed, no wife did NOT run and red light and swerve into him. It could have been much worse, only smacked the left rear quarter panel. Easy to fix in a couple days. I picked car up from shop Thursday Dec 28

Friday Dec 29, sitting at a light, same 2017 Honda CRV Touring, wife driving back from dinner, me tired, not feeling great. BAM shook from behind......young teen girl. Thank God no detectable damage. Got all her DL, POI, and registration info. Come on - the very day after I get the car from the shop? But not even a scratch, I climbed under the car the next AM, nothing. Young driver had a 2016 Mazda CX5 so the 5 MPH bumpers saved the bacon. Girl checking cell phone.

No one hurt. Lesson: Drive a demolition derby beater.

We will have obstacles in 2018. Always will be. grin2


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Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620412
01/01/18 10:49 AM
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No change expected here. Two salaried incomes, kids in middle school, hoping for a boring year. Next year I'm excited to check out new tax law and oldest starting high school. Two years from now I'll be getting a new car.


1994 Ford Crown Vic 207k-Frankenbrew 0w20,30,40!
2005 Chevy 1500 Crewcab 4X4 180k-BC 0w30 $2/qt
2016 Outback 2.5 Limited 60k-shop brand?
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620413
01/01/18 10:49 AM
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Better. I'll be getting married in September and hopefully starting my dream job if all goes well in the next couple weeks. Looking forward greatly to both.

Not to say 2017 was bad by any means. It was a good year for me and us as well.

Last edited by TinyVoices; 01/01/18 10:51 AM.

1993 Toyota MR2 Hardtop N/A - 160k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
2006 Toyota Matrix XR AWD (Fiancee) - 130k miles - Valvoline Max Life 5w30
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620414
01/01/18 10:52 AM
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Well then, I hope that your wife is granted disability so that things improve for you and her.
I expect 2018 to be about the same for us, as we spend our last years in the workforce.
If there is a two year buyout this year, I'll retire at once but this seems less likely now than it did a year ago when first rumored by usually reliable sources.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620434
01/01/18 11:08 AM
01/01/18 11:08 AM
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Same, which is very good.

Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620440
01/01/18 11:15 AM
01/01/18 11:15 AM
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I really hope for a better year than 2017. I have 45 days left out of a 180-day contract with a slight hope to be extended. It is the best job I have had since 2013. The company is bringing more people in after the first so I hope this means I can stay or get hired.


2001 Subaru Forester S
Replaced with a 2006 Forester

2004 Subaru Forester XT
Death by deer. Replaced with 2003 Impreza Outback Sport (beater)
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620467
01/01/18 11:31 AM
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I truly hope it's better. I have many doubts.


2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
2016 Toyota Rav4
2012 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Arima Sea Ranger HT 21'
2017 Vespa Sprint S 150

Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: andrewg] #4620476
01/01/18 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted By: andrewg
I truly hope it's better. I have many doubts.


Similar here - at best it stays the same, but that's not exactly a good thing for me. I have a feeling it's going to be much worse.


Current Fleet:

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan (yes,the turbo)
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT Club Cab
1994 Ford Ranger XLT (RIP, Dad)
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620487
01/01/18 11:48 AM
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I'm expecting 2018 to be a great year. When you look at our economy, our leadership, tax reform, unemployment, etc. everything is indicating 2018 will be better. I just became a Grandpa, God loves me and I love Him, I have all I need, my health is much better, etc. I've pretty much quit watching the news and that has really affected my attitude in a positive way. Nowadays, you just can't believe a lot of things you hear and see.

I can't remember being so optimistic in my lifetime. 6 decades... LOL


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
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Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620489
01/01/18 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
If my wife qualifies for disability it will be better. If not it will be worse... frown


In love and with all respect not knowing anything about your situation, wouldn't it be better if she got well? Please don't give up hope. I've seen amazing things.


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620533
01/01/18 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
If my wife qualifies for disability it will be better. If not it will be worse... frown


I truly hope things improve for you. It's emotionally draining when somebody we love isn't 100%. It also doesn't help matters when the system works for some while it hoses others.

Hang in.


2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
2016 Toyota Rav4
2012 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Arima Sea Ranger HT 21'
2017 Vespa Sprint S 150

Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: Pablo] #4620554
01/01/18 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pablo
No one hurt. Lesson: Drive a demolition derby beater.


And the day you do that, is the first day of no more accidents.
After driving beaters for years I realized that everyone pays attention to you, which is neither good nor bad.


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620571
01/01/18 01:19 PM
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Bout the same ...


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Do you expect a better, same or worse 2018 for u? [Re: ZZman] #4620572
01/01/18 01:21 PM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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I expect better after my hip gets replaced on Jan 17th. Four weeks of rehabbing than then back to living without pain. Ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
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