Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Wheels!

After much consideration, we have new wheels. On Wednesday we test drove 3 VUEs fresh on the lot and went with one of them. It is Gun Metal Grey with leather interior. It is about the same size as my Aztek. I'm glad to be in a safer vehicle, especially with the weather.We did get a decent deal and did well with the Aztek trade in. Eric has to take the paper work to the DMV this week to get processed.

We are leaving for Christmas late Thursday morning. Mom is doing dinner at 2 pm. Not sure if anyone but us will be there, but that is a whole nother story. Ed is coming next week and will be here through New Years.

I hope everybody has a safe and joyous holiday season!

Monday, December 15, 2008


We had our first ice storm/freezing temps. day of the season today. It is techinically a "snow day," but since I no longer teach they don't mean what they used to :) We didn't get that much ice, but with temps in the teens and windchills below zero, nothing is melting. I made Eric stay home and he is working in the living room from his work laptop. His new computer will hopefully be here late this week or next. I am putting off getting dressed in favor of my fleece pjs I have on right now. ;) I am still going to take Alex to his appointment, unless Peggy calls and cancels. I will just leave a bit earlier.


We looked at vehicles on Saturday. Didn't really find anything other then VUEs. I think we have decided we want one, but haven't found the right one yet. I am supposed to call the lady today and make an appointment for this afternoon, but I am holding off due to the weather. There are a coupld more VUEs to look at and then we have to make a decision by the end of the week, since my car is really not safe. I haven't been too happy with the selection of vehicles we have to choose from, but I can't do anything about that.

Friday, December 12, 2008


I do apologize for being elusive lately, I have had a lot on my plate. We had IN Christmas this last weekend. Teresa got to unveil her new additions on the house. Unfortunatly, we could not stay long due to my dentist appointment that Friday and Alex's PT on Monday. Ed is supposed to come out at the end of the month and stay with us.

My 'lucky' streak with cars has struck again. (note the sarcasm). My 2001 Pontiac Aztek needs a new transmission. The suv has 150,000 + miles on it and isn't worth what a 'new' (reconditioned) transmission costs. So, I need a car now! What a time to need car!! I am looking at two Saturn VUEs; one is white and the other silver, as well as Ford Escapes. I have cobbled together enough money for a small down payment, but with the credit freeze there is no guarentee we can get a loan for the rest. Then to top it off, Eric's computer also died on Wednesday. Luckily, there is a special Boeing Sale through Dell that ends today. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but he works from home and has to have a computer. I'm not sure why we are being tested at Christmas time. Thankfully all the presents have been purchased, although there will be no tree this year. It would be nice if my family came here this year, instead of us driving up there, but they won't do that. I am just so grateful that Alex won't remember this Christmas. I think it would be a lousey Christmas memory to start with.