So, for the zero of you who read my lj but not my twitter or facebook, yet still care about what I'm doing... I bought a car yesterday. Hadn't planned to do so quite then, but we did get a pretty damned good deal.. Black 2011 Chevy Volt, with a payment bigger than I was hoping but smaller than I expected. loree brought them down about $18k from their original proposal, bringing the before-fees price to less than their (official) invoice price. It isn't /exactly/ what I wanted, but exactly what I wanted would have cost at least $15k more, so I'm happy with it.
It hasn't told me its name, or even its gender. I'm calling it Morpheus for now, having realized Giskard did /not/ fit. Nothing I've thought of really seems to fit. "Geirrod"? "Hœnir"? "Yaluk"? "Huraqan"? "Rai" or "雷"? "Vigg"? Suggestions welcome.
Meanwhile, we need to figure out the parking situation. The Volt can't make it into the right side of the garage. The Prius /just/ barely can, but scrapes VERY badly coming out. We /think/ we can get away with grinding down the corner of the concrete... anybody have tools appropriate for doing that?