17,000 points is worth THAT much??

Over the past four years, I’ve taken care of my beloved 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” with a vehicle service contract through DePaula Chevrolet, the dealership where I purchased it in 2016. And because I purchased the car as a “certified pre-owned vehicle,” apparently any repairs or maintenance that I undertake through DePaula Chevrolet, earn me…

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Well, look who’s back in my life.

Last Wednesday, I treated myself – well, I treated my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze “Dracourage” – to an 18-karat deep detailing at DePaula Chevrolet. And when I picked up the car that evening, it looked stunning. The interiors were clean, the trunk was shampooed, I almost thought that if I left it on the lot for…

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Officially using a senior discount today. Don’t judge me.

Approximately six years ago, I had a meal at a local Denny’s. But in selecting off the menu, I unintentionally ordered from the senior discount menu, and technically, I wasn’t a senior just yet. Today, I’m taking advantage of a senior discount. And actually, I am now age-qualified to claim a senior discount. My local…

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Lots of 8’s without being crazy.

So I ran a few errands yesterday. Dropped off a big bag of empties to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society (they’re finally taking bottles and cans again, so every 5c deposit bottle and can garners them 8c in donations). Zipped over to Walmart to purchase a few kitchen items. And on the way home, I…

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Winterize, winterize, let no little leak evade your eyes…

There are several things that I love about my car. It’s a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze, it’s nicknamed “Dracourage” as a portmanteau of “dragon” and “courage,” it gets great gas mileage, it’s dependable, and it does exactly what I need it to do. But there’s one thing about Dracourage that always concerns me. Wintertime. In the…

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Do you think I’m stupid, DePaula Chevrolet?

You know the drill by now.  As much as I appreciate the staff and repair shop at DePaula Chevrolet, and as much as I appreciate their diligence in taking care of my 2013 Chevrolet Cobalt “Dracourage”, there are moments when I wonder if they actually value me as a human being or if they just…

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