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Trying to make any sense out of how hotels price their rooms is a lot like trying to predict gasoline prices. Make a call, get a quote. Call again and ask slightly different questions and you may get a different quote. My wife was … [Read more...] about What Would You Do For a Cheap Hotel Room?
After my adventure with my broken down car, I had a dead car battery sitting in my garage that was still under warranty, but the Sears automotive center that I purchased it from in my city had recently closed. I could, however, return it … [Read more...] about The Car Breakdown Saga Part 3: Returning the Battery