Since I announced my new appointment as driver to the Bishop, three of my former students have asked me what sort of car I will drive when driving the Bishop to and fro (though not in those words).
Yesterday afternoon I drove His Excellency to Carrolton, Illinois for the 150th anniversary of St. John the Evangelist Parish. Even though I spend two hours driving the car, I have no idea what it was, neither make nor model. I should maybe pay more attention to such things.
On a vaguely related note, I received a letter today from a car dealership in Springfield that is looking to a number of Toyota Matrices (the plural of Matrix), which I own. Mine is a 2005 with 106,000 miles. The letter say the Black Book Appraisal Guide (I'm not sure what that is) says my car is valued at $8,110 and they're willing to pay more for it.
For the past several months I've wondered if this was a good time to trade in my car for something different. Can someone who knows more about such things than me offer advice?