Hey John, Yep, very true ... I am going! "This is not where you belong" __ Restless Heart __ 'Why Does It Have To Be (Wrong or Right)?' I appreciate the Emails/interest in my cars. Early Tuesday morning (1a my time), I sent a new set of questions to ~35 people. Once I have ALL responses, I'll evaluate & decide who gets which car. This is tougher than I imagined on many levels & for many reasons. Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort * roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum * = http://rdwhl-capriceclassic.proboards.com/ "Happiness ain't never how you think it should be so" __ Duncan Sheik __ 'She Runs Away' -----Original Message----- From: John Christensen <johncgg@xxxxxxxxx> To: elky <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Mon, Jun 25, 2012 5:05 am Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...! Live it up if you are able. Your message should be that you are still involved. You may find someone there that will buy your whole lot. JC On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 11:14 PM, <faithcubsmc2691@xxxxxxx> wrote: "Something inside has died" __ Carole King __ 'It's Too Late' In the last week or so, I've fluctuated TOO many times between believing the best course of action is to sell & "move on"/say goodbye to my MCs ...versus... to find a way to keep for what I've worked so hard. It's difficult to fathom saying goodbye, particularly to my MCs... ...72 (mine for ~10 years) ...76 (mine for ~14 years) ...79 (mine for ~20 years, 1st car) ...81 (mine for ~13 years, ~17 years w/parents; will go back to them or to my sis/bro-in-law) ...87 (mine for ~9 years) ...BUT, maybe it's for the best. Reading through the Emails I've received of plans & ability (skills/money) to follow through, it seems my MCs would be better with new owners. That helps...somewhat. It will be difficult (especially for the '72 & '76) to determine who benefits with the $1 price. The '79 & '87 have less interest, so if you are thinking about either, EMAIL me ASAP. I'll send an Email to all who've Emailed me (BCC'd) sometime this week. Yes, I'd prefer to sell for $1 (no amount of money would replace them). On a side note, I'm considering an offer to attend the MC Nationals this coming week/weekend in TN. I'm on the proverbial fence right now, going back'n'forth on whether to accept or not.... It'd be good to get out of the house, do a road trip (of sorts), see friends (family), & MAYBE network. On the other hand, I know others a lot worse off than I am...& I don't want to send the wrong message.... Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic *** 3rd GEN MC (1978,1979,1980) FORUM > http://thirdgenmontes.proboards.com/ *** ** 6th GEN (2000-07) GROUP > http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/y2kmontecarloclub/ ** "There must be a reason for this pain I'm going through" __ Merle Haggard __ 'A Better Love Next Time' -----Original Message----- From: faithcubsmc2691 <faithcubsmc2691@xxxxxxx> To: elky <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 1:04 am Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...! "The only thing changing is my way of thinking" __ Dottie West __ 'A Lesson in Leaving' I've "disappeared" from the boards/groups & Facebook a while, but it has been for the best...I think. I've been able to do some projects & focus on the job hunt & related volunteer opportunities (customer service, DJ, social media, web content editing, marketing/sales). I will soon re-activate my FB account to connect & interact with people again. Whatever "fighting/positive" attitude/outlook I have is certainly being tested. Out-of-whack perhaps, but for me, selling my MCs is more devastating than having a 4th OHS, 11/11/2011. The time of year ... cruise nights, shows, gatherings, road trips ... makes this even more unbearable & frustrating. At times, I just want them all sold NOW ... with a quick end so I'm not thinking about it. Yet, the thought of no longer being a member of some boards & no longer owning cars that have, at the very least, defined part of my life ... is rather sobering (I don't drink). As appealing to me as it is to only have a rear-wheel-drive-only nameplate car, it's tough to keep the tears away at the thought of selling what I've worked so hard to own & keep, especially when I look at all of the models, brochures & other memorabilia I've also collected. Anyway, I'm sorry I forgot to include the questions for the requirements. So, if you have not received an Email from me (11 people have, with over half qualifying for the $1 price), EMAIL answers to ALL of the below questions (for $1, you can put in the effort) & we'll go from there. The $1 price is NOT a gimmick; if I asked what they are worth TO ME, nobody would be able to afford or want to buy them. EM, again, is: faithcubsmc2691 @ aol.com 1a ... In which car(s) are you interested? 1b ... On which board did you see the ad? 2 ... Where do you plan to store the car(s)? [For the $1 price, a garage/storage space (preferably heated if you're in the northern states) needs to be ready.] 3 ... Are you able to finalize the purchase & pick the car(s) up before the end of July 2012? [For the $1 price, I will NOT ship vehicles. Buyers MUST pick up the car(s) in person. Since none of them have or will be started since early November 2011, I suggest trailering the car(s) home.] 4 ... What GM vehicles have you owned or leased? [For the $1 price, be honest with what all you've owned.] 5 ... What are your plans for the car(s)? Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort * roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum = http://rdwhl-capriceclassic.proboards.com/ * "I'm still alive inside" __ Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown __ 'No Air' -----Original Message----- From: CTSVMONGO <ctsvmongo@xxxxxxxxx> To: elky <elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 9:11 am Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...! Yes, Cort sorry to hear that- Its got to be tough- but remember they are cars- No matter the sentimental value- you will have the pics and memories like John said. You can always find another car and make more memories- From: elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:elky-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of John Christensen Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:41 AM To: elky@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [elky] Re: Officially for sale...! Well, I am sure you are sorry to see them go. You have the pictures, and the memories, just not the expense. It doesn't make you less of an enthusiast. So no worries. JC On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:32 AM, <faithcubsmc2691@xxxxxxx> wrote: "Goodbye, easier said than done" __ Clint Black & Wynonna (Black'n'Wy Tour, 1993) __ 'A Bad Goodbye' A difficult decision, my Monte Carlos (all of which have special significances for me), including my 1st car (1979) & the one my nephew "claimed" (1987), are FOR SALE. I've been unemployed for nearly 4 months with no current viable prospects, I still owe open heart surgery medical bills, & I'll lose my storage. I can't believe this is happening (especially since illegal immigrants get benefits), but such is life. Someone noted that this situation IS my fault since, for me, medical procedures/expenses are expected; of course, that person is correct. Still, it's ironic that selling is partly because, less than 3 weeks after returning to full time work following my 11/11/2011 open heart surgery, I found myself out of employment from the company that had a campaign to promote "grill decency".... The job hunt is not going well, but I've done some personal projects. While I continue to try to get hired, I'm researching volunteer opportunities. I've been applying to customer service, social media, web content editing, & marketing/sales careers. Selling isn't ALL bad; POSITIVES in EVERY situation, right? In this case, once my MCs are sold ... I won't own a front-wheel-drive nameplate vehicle (until Ch#$r%*et introduces the all-new front-wheel drive Caprice!) ...&... I'll have fewer boards/groups to visit, translating into more time for the remaining boards, driving, writing, etc.! OK, so maybe those aren't complete positives.... GENERAL INFO * My '81 MC SC is not listed; it will go to Dad & Mom or Sis & Bro-In-Law: http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1981/81monte.html * None of my MCs have been thoroughly cleaned in a few years. * My MCs have not been started since 11/05/2011, before my 11/11/2011 OHS. * I have some boxes w/car parts; some cars MAY include extra parts. * The record-setting 2008 MidSummer Chitown Gathering that I set up (65 attendees) remains the only time all of my MCs were at the same show/gathering/event: http://pics.projectmonte.com/album/12498 Attendance at the 2009 & 2010 MidSummer events dropped considerably; different areas were tried in 2011: https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/3rdAnnualMidSummerChitownGathering https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/2011MeetNGreets02 ...and of course cruise nights: https://picasaweb.google.com/knightfan26917/RoadsNWheelsJumpStartCruiseNightOHSParty05122012 * INTERESTED? EMAIL ONLY: faithcubsmc2691 @ aol.com 1972 MC * PICS & PRICING: http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1972/72monte.html $1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements) $1,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met) * DETAILS & ISSUES: purchased 2002 350 V8 147,800+ miles manual windows rust / rust holes (around / under vinyl top) bondo scratches / dents brakes transmission fluid leak oil leak start-up difficulties at times may be best used as a parts car 1976 MC L * PICS & PRICING: http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1976/76monte.html $1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements) $4,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met) * DETAILS & ISSUES: purchased 1998 305 V8 063,000+ miles power windows cracking paint lots of smoke on start-up (goes away after driven for a while) start-up difficulties at times rust under vinyl top scratches / dents missing landau turbine wheel center caps 1979 MC L * PICS & PRICING: http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1979/79monte.html $1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements) $3,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met) * DETAILS & ISSUES: purchased 1992 350 V8 (originally w/267 V8) 146,100+ miles power windows rust under vinyl top rust on bottoms of doors scratches / dents 1987 MC LS * PICS & PRICING: http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort/mc1987/87monte.html $1 (IF buyer meets ALL requirements) $4,000 or more (depending which requirements NOT met) * DETAILS & ISSUES: purchased 2003 305 V8 174,700+ miles manual windows some rust (doors / trunk lid) scratches / dents faded/unsightly paint (hood / roof / trunk) recently-developed "tick" in the engine; undiagnosed some occasional hesitation Cort | 38.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 5 MCs + 1 Caprice Classic CHD.MCs.CC + RoadTrips.hobbies.RadioShows.us66 = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort * roadsNwheels + CapriceClassicForum = http://rdwhl-capriceclassic.proboards.com/ * "I'm dying inside" __ The Tony Rich Project __ 'Nobody Knows'