My one other personal wish for the new year is that I'll have a new car by the end of it. That's because I'm pretty sure the old one isn't going to make it through another twelve months.
There have been more and more instances of the engine not wanting to turn over lately. Yesterday I was stuck at the post office for twenty minutes, waiting for it to decide to start for me. If it hadn't been raining I would have got out and taken a walk, but it just happened to be pouring at that moment.
That's the main reason I'm not going out today, even to get a paper. I can't have this kind of thing keeping me home on days when I have a chance to get out. Even if I do stay home, not trusting my car shouldn't be the reason.
I hate (literally, hate) the thought of looking for a car and working out a deal and wondering if I'm doing it wrong. I don't even mind making monthly payments; it's just all the stuff leading up to that. I hate it. That's why I haven't done it yet, the one and only reason. (Well, that and the fact that I'm a lazy bum who never leaves the house unless he has to.)
So that's my primary resolution for 2003, but don't be surprised if I break it. I looked at last year's January 1 entry and I have to laugh. Three simple resolutions and I haven't kept one of them.