Getting rid of the old Volvo is proving more cumbersome than originally anticipated, because it's in the parking garage and the wrecking company can't seem to organize their way out of a wet crepe paper bag to get a suitable tow truck.
Thus, next Saturday, I would like the help of a few people to push it out of the garage. Fortunately, it's downhill, so this will not require the Largest Army Bonus; I think that with 5 or so people plus myself, it should be relatively painless.
3 people to push;
1 person to open the garage door;
1 person to guard a parking space in the visitors' lot; and optionally,
1 or 2 people to relay information.
(Since I know the car and the garage best, I'll steer; once we hit the first ramp down, the rest should mostly be coasting!)
Only the people doing the actual pushing need to worry about exertion, of course.
I'm thinking to gather people at 1:00, and be done by 1:30 or 2:00 (depending on when people arrive), then following this with gaming etc. I'll try to get the tow truck people to come and pick it up from outside the garage that afternoon. (General gaming announcement to follow once this is figured out!)
Volunteers, please form one orderly queue and reply here or by email! Those of you who are constitutionally unable to be orderly, but still wish to volunteer, mill about and reply here or by e-mail. Thanks in advance!
In other news, I'm getting close to buying the new car, and will likely close tomorrow. Does anyone have last-minute input on how good a price $20,000 CDN for a 2009 Mazda3 GX with Auto, Air and Comfort package, including taxes, freight, PDI etc. really is?