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Tuesday, October 31, 2006
To everyone else, happy Halloween, and have fun!
Friday, October 27, 2006
Also, we bought a new grille emblem, a "Flaming Pony," and installed that, too.
Minor modifications, but they are also the newest modifications, so I thought I should share. :)
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Happy birthday, baby!
(He says I didn't have to get him anything for his birthday, because his present is in the garage. Hee!)
Monday, October 23, 2006
Now, do you like dark chocolate the way *I* like dark chocolate?
Me? I could eat dark chocolate so dark and bitter that others can't eat it.
I am one of those people who is anxiously searching for the Lindt 85% dark chocolate.
I found this at the BX the other day: Hershey's Cacao Reserve. It's dark chocolate. From Hershey. But it's organic or something. And it's high-percent dark, I think about 66%.
Delicious, crunchity, roasty little bits of cocoa nibs in the chocolate.
You know, nibs. What chocolate comes from.
I LOVE IT.
That's all I had to say about that, really. :)
Saturday, October 21, 2006
There were only 512 of these made (in this color), making it the rarest of the Mach 1 colors.
It is "bone stock," as the gearheads say. This means it has no modifications to it. The only thing that isn't factory on it is the antenna, and the window tint.
And we love her, and we need a name for her.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesdays are usually my hardest days.
My two biggest clients both have Wednesday deadlines. Even though I tell myself that I am going to, at least in my head, adjust their deadlines so one of them is on Tuesday or something, I never do and end up having to go balls-out on Wednesdays.
Just how I am, I suppose.
It almost has taken its toll this week. But, hopefully I came through it okay.
And now? Today? Car day! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs CAR DAY. Today at about 10:30, we are going to go downtown to the credit union and see a man about a car.
This photo is not our exact car, but looks exactly like our car, with the exception of the window tint. Our windows are tinted pretty dark.
It is a 40th anniversary 2004 Mach 1.
My father, apparently, had a conversation with my sister about how I do not appear to be "financially mature" enough, regarding things like uh, well, money.
Why did he think that?
Because when I told him we were going to buy a car, and that the blue book value on the car was around $24,000, he didn't understand why that was such a big deal. Of course, he carried on with me as if I had struck a gold mine... but then he told my sister, "You would have thought she was buying a Lamborghini."
This from the man who can walk onto a car lot and drop $60k cash on a new tricked out whatever-the-fuck, just because he feels like having a new car today.
I don't know. Let's see. Saving up enough money to put half the value down on a used car (that will hold its value, since it's a limited edition car, better than other cars of the same year)... is financially immature?
I think he just doesn't understand that S. and I live a relatively simple life, and we are happy with the little things we can do and have, and that's all we really need.
Meanwhile, he's off trying to find how many things he can do or buy that are going to enrich his life.
I think I'm better off. How about you?
PS: ZOMG WE ARE GOING TO BUY THE CAR TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
(do you believe me?)
Things have just been kind of crazy insane here. Between more work than I can do, house guests, and the topsy turvy turmoil that comes from trying to purchase a car, I've been less than conversational. I have in fact been communicating mostly through a variety and manner of grunts, hems, haws, and occasionally screeches. It hasn't been pretty.
Not. At. All.
The definite highlight of my week was when my 16-year-old "niece," the daughter of my brotherfromanothermother, came to stay with us for a few days while her dad was on a scouting/recon mission in the OKC area. You see, they are moving here! Next week! And! Then they will live close. Close enough to have coffee with. Close enough to have them over for dinner. Close enough to do "family" things with them. We are all very excited, and I hope you'll extend your mojo to them so that they have a safe journey this coming weekend, pulling their belongings from TN to OK in a U-haul truck and a vehicle dolly for their car.
So, I have THAT to look forward to.
On the vehicle front... I've been fielding questions on and off from those of you who IM with me periodically, and let me try to sum this up.
The guy with the car we wanted to buy is a fuckwit.
Now that I've gotten the compulsory cursing and lumping-in-with-other-dumbasses out of the way, let's see if I can go into any more detail.
9/15/06: Told guy we want to buy his car.
9/15/06: Told guy we were putting our car up for sale so we could buy his car.
10/2/06: got final offer on our car.
10/3/06: met Gpa Elmer at the credit union and sold him our car. (This is important, keep this in mind)
10/3/06: Called Mach 1 guy and said, "We sold our car and we're ready to go."
10/4/06: Called Mach 1 guy, no response.
10/5/06: Called Mach 1 guy, no response.
10/6/06: Called Mach 1 guy, no response.
10/7/06: Called Mach 1 guy, no response. Went to look at other cars.
10/8/06: Mutual friend calls Mach 1 guy and tells him to pull his head out of his ass.
10/9/06: Mach 1 guy calls us and says, "Oh, did you sell your car? Oh, do you still want to buy my car?" We make clear our intentions, but by now we also have lots of feelers out on other Mach 1s.
10/10/06: Apparently, Mach 1 guy has to request another title from the state of OK.
10/13/06: Mach 1 guy calls our mutual friend (not us) and tells him he has the title.
10/14/06: We go see another perfect Mach 1. Kid's ready to sell it. He's ready to deal. It's a better car for us. It's white. It's in great shape. Low miles. I fall in love with the white one.
10/16/06: We call Mach 1 guy (first guy) and tell him to call us back before EOB Monday 10/16 to tell us when he can meet to sign paperwork.
10/16/06: Mach 1 white car guy calls us and tells us he'll knock $200 off the price, deliver it to OKC (he's in rural OK) and can we sign paperwork Thursday.
First guy never called us back.
We are buying the white one.
Can you see now why I have been a bundle of nerves, piss and vinegar for two weeks? I've been stuck at home (down to one car), S. has been insufferable, and we've been chasing this guy around waving thousands of dollars at him trying to get him to just take our goddamned money and give us his car.
BUT I'M BACK.
How have all of YOU been?
Friday, October 06, 2006
Our wires seem to keep getting crossed.
Since we are currently mustang-less, any help anyone could give us in the way of positive energy would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
We've figured out how much we're going to finance/put down on the car and have put in our application. I should hear back from the credit union today, but I don't imagine that it's going to be any issue at all. AT ALL.
But that's not the only big things going on in our life.
My dear friend Daryl is going to be moving here from Tennessee, so he can live closer to his girlfriend and also for a change of pace. His daughter is going to be staying with us in the evenings for a little while until he gets some things settled, probably a week or so. It'll be nice to have someone new in the house for a little while. And, it will be the funnest ever, to have one of my closest friends (we've known each other over 20 years) living here in town. I tell myself that it'll help me get out of the house more regularly, since I've turned into quite the homebody. But at the very least, perhaps we can get together for coffee and stuff.
Goodness knows I haven't been very social OR sociable in the last few months. I have to get to changing that. I have friends who live locally that I hardly ever see, and because of my aversion to talking on the phone, I hardly ever actually voice-talk with. My closest friend here in town and I are relegated to a few IM sessions a week, and short ones at that. I need to remedy all of these things. AURGH.
S. has already asked me if we have any "plans" for this weekend, as he wants to take the new car (provided we get all the paperwork finalized) on a cruise. I think that will end up being totally, awesomely fun.
And then? And then? AND THEN? We will be meeting Shanna and her honey just outside of Houston for a few days at the Texas Renaissance Festival, come the first weekend in November.
LOTS GOING ON. The planner in me is in overdrive, I tell you.
What do you guys have planned for this weekend?
Monday, October 02, 2006
Since I am once again not pregnant, I am shifting my attention to my mechanical gasoline-and-steel baby.
Supposedly, someone will be contacting us today from the credit union to write a cashier's check to buy our car.
PLEASE THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS and help us get this to happen today.
If this happens, it will be huge. HUGE.
Because of all your wonderful wonderness, Grandpa Elmer has driven off in our V6, and his granddaughter is one happy girl. We are a few thousand bucks richer until later this week when we put that money down on THIS piece of amazing hotness:
So I am scared shitless, but thrilled, but happy but sad. Bye bye, little V6, our little Babydoll, our wonderful little car. We hope your new owners love you as much as we loved you.
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to make it as easy as possible
for my beloved husband to do his job.
Where he leads, I will follow.
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