I'm just an animal looking for a home



My last couple of posts have talked about depression.  My blog photo is of Rasputin, my beloved cat who died a year ago.  Are these things related?  I don’t think so.  At this point, looking at his photo is more apt to make me smile in memory, than to depress me.  I still miss him very much, but photos of him don’t bring that to the fore usually.  I miss him the most when I am doing something that he and I used to do together.  Or when I wake up after dreaming about him.

My Amazon wishlist is growing out of control!

The lease on my 2009 Camry Hybrid is up in April.  I’m trying to decide if I want to buy a Prius or a Volt.  I’m leaning toward the Volt, since I’d end up using much less gas that way, but they’re also in shorter supply.  And since they are a first generation, there’s always the concerns about whether or not the technology has been perfected, or has long-term reliability.

Aimless ramblings are now cut mercifully short.


Author: mitcharf

vegan, curmudgeon, animal lover, feminist, agnostic, cat whisperer, bookworm, hermit, Red Sox fan, Cthulhu enthusiast, softball player, man-about-town


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    how’s the warranty on the Volt?

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      According to their web site:
      – 100,000 mile/5-year transferable Engine Limited Warranty (for Range Extender)
      – 100,000 mile/8-year for the battery

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        That’s a pretty good warranty. I think in the end, the best thing to do (if it were me) is just test drive both and pick the one you like better.. since it’s something you have to live with every day for years, you might as well get the one that will make you happier, assuming they aren’t incredibly disparate in price or anything.. but I say that with the disclaimer that ‘this is what works for me..’.

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