Josh is on vacation this week. Lucky bastard and all that 😀 Today, I was finally off. I like my job, but damn, I was ready for a day to sleep in.
Not that THAT happened! We had to drop the truck off at the dealer because my battery gauge kept jumping around. It’s something we should watch but the part to fix alone is almost $600, and since it isn’t HURTING the truck while it’s in use, we don’t have to fix it. Same with the MAF sensor and the ABS brain 😆 Truck will be getting upgraded in a couple years, and according to Kelly Blue Book, is only worth a little over $4k, with a trade-in value barely over $2k 😆
This was the day that Adrienne Karahalios always dreaded. Bill paying day, checkbook balancing day, invoice-checking day. Who’s brilliant idea was it to make that day always fall on the first day of the month? Seriously? There had to be a better way of spending the first day of every month when you own a business, other than this. Well, at least she only really had to do it once a month. It might be boring as hell, but at least it was usually a good excuse for locking out the world. It gave her less time to think about Osias Kallas and what the heck he was doing back in New Orleans after swearing never to return. Continue reading Panther Dreams – Chapter One→
That sounds dirty, but I mean it in a good way!!
I’m trying to convince him that if we spend a bit more than what he’d like on the next car now, we’ll save in the long run. He’s thinking of going to a 98/99 something or other, to stay under 10K in the amount we’d be spending O.o Um, NO! We’ve got a 93 truck and a 94 car. Neither are running that great. The suspension on the truck is so fucked up we’re buying tires once a year … always for the damn front! *grumble* The car is just running like crap and is TINY!! to have something newer than a 2000 for his 10K budget, we’d have to get another freaking CAR. I don’t want a car! I want my freaking SUV back. Yeah, I’m fucking spoiled in that aspect. I miss the Jimmy! I miss the Blazer. hell, the Blazer wasn’t that bad, even though it only had two doors. Shit, at least we had some cargo space. I hate having to pile groceries in the back with the kids. They get into them.
First off, Josh said something hilarious a few days ago:
“You need to make a decision between the laptop and a new car”
I kind of just stared at him dumbfounded, XD
Then he suggested that he wanted a newish SUV with lowish miles for less than $10K O.o
Yeah, he got anonther funny look at that one. He compromised on that one: $10-15K. Now that I can find something. In fact, checking Kelly Blue Book, I found that even a 2005 Blazer (which is what we’d really like to have, since Josh knows those inside and out, courtesy of the Jimmy, Blazer and Sonoma’s being nearly identical, XD) for less than $15K. Hell, a 2005 Blazer Sport Utility 2D (4WD, V6, 4.3) with around 38K in miles, in EXCELLENT condition runs around $13,810. Considering less than 5% of the vehicles available (used) are in Excellent condition, we should be able to find something a bit cheaper. SWEET
Hee hee, now I can have my cake and eat it too, aka laptop and bigger vehicle 🙂