Well, that didn't work. Not two weeks after I bought the car, I discovered that it actually needs $3500 worth of work.
I'm hoping I'll be able to sell it for more than I paid for it, then fix up my Escort with the money. So, no nice big lump sum for me.
I also just had $480 worth of medical bills added to my plate for August and September. We're also buying plane tickets every 1-2 months right now.
I'm going crazy.