I don't know what to do about the vehicles.
Land lady said we could have scooter & car or 2 cars, but not all 3. There isn't room in the driveway for that (isn't really room for our 2 cars anyway) and we can't use the garage. Hulky's parents are only two streets away, so we could leave a vehicle there, probably, and walk over when we need it. I feel pissed off. We got the Mustang last fall (free from Hulky's dad) because I thought I could use it for work and Hulky could take the Civic to his, but he's been carpooling almost exclusively so I've taken the Civic. Work on the Mustang was put on hold because of Hulky's broken foot and then a cold winter. It's getting towards scooter riding weather again.
Cost to insure Mustang - $52/month (currently pissed about the money I'm wasting while it isn't being driven)
Cost to insure scooter - ~$100/yr
WTF do we do? The scooter is cheaper all around. It badly needs a tune-up and maybe new brakes, but I don't have $200+ to drop on it. The Mustang needs a radiator ($90) and we need to identify where the exhaust leak is coming from and fix that. The speedometer doesn't work and it's an issue in the transmission, not as simple as the speedo cable (that's been replaced already). But what's the point of having it at all with our current ride situation? When Hulky goes back to school this fall, we won't need two cars, though it'd be nice to have a back-up ready. If we get the Mustang fixed up enough and I get the scooter fixed up enough to ride it one more summer, we could sell the Mustang (wouldn't get much, body is nearly shot, but the engine is good), but what if we end up needing a second vehicle? We're not going to be able to afford one anytime soon!
I could sell the scooter and bike to work. That saves money (gas money) while leaving us with a spare car for when one of us is out. Phewww... I should drag the bike up from the basement and go for a cruise after work today. It's a little cool when the wind blows, but warm enough. I wonder if I'll freeze in leggings. I think this is a good solution, but I'm scared to start biking on the roads =\
And I REALLY NEED NEW SHOES. Working on my leg, I can tell that the way my shoes are worn in is going to be a hinderance. I want to make Xero sandals, but I need something that covers my foot for biking (needs to cover toes at least) and office-wear.