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Puppy Cuddles

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Hunter cuddling with Patchie in the cab of Josh’s old Sonoma.

Madi and Suzie

Yesterday, we went to Holton. Josh’s dad wanted Josh’s help checking out the Silverado‘s brakes. BTW: its definitely the calipers. I remember that burning metal smell from the Jimmy when its calipers locked up. Considering Josh was pretty sure the calipers haven’t ever been changed, as far as he knows (and I think his dad confirmed that, minus a brake job, several years ago), that’s a long-lasting caliper 😛 It also needs a new/replacement power steering pump. That’s not too bad 😉 The Sonoma needed one too, 😆

We actually spent most of the day outside. Yes, even me! Crazy right? Well, it didn’t really get that hot, and Holton had a pretty steady breeze blowing up until it was about time for us to leave 🙂

Last night, Mark and Julie came over. Mark brought the laptop, so Julie was between us, and we were all comparing phones, 😆 Found out that the Samsung Captivate comes out THIS summer! I get to have a Samsung Android phone. Though it looks like they might not use my current charger connector though, 🙁 Oh well, I can send those to Mom and Dad, since Dad’s Blackjack and Rugged (for work) and Mom’s Blackjack (my old one) use the same connections.

Otherwise, not much is going on in this side of the world. Fireworks for Kids have started. Started yesterday morning, continued most of the day into the night, and started at 7am, and didn’t end until about half hour ago (it’s 3:15pm right now). The parking lot looks like a bomb went off because these kids aren’t cleaning up after themselves either. The biggest kicker: none of them are past the age of 11, and are doing this with absolutely no adult supervision at all, unless you count the adults who look out their windows, or the maintenance guy they’re shooting them off in front of.

Tuesday Business

Got tags for the TrailBlazer. It is now classified as a truck. We had the choice of car or truck. For $10 more, we got it as a truck, since we’ve got towing capabilities. Jackson County wouldn’t let us transfer the tags from the Sonoma to the TB because we still had it on hand grumble, so we had to pay for a whole new tag. $96.75 pro-rated until June.

We also got Madi’s Aristocats, Ethan a Thomas movie, and then we got all 3 Pirates movies. They’re coming off of mod, so we got them while we could.

I found a pale pink Sony Erricson phone, and man, it’s loverly!! My Future Phone
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Men and Cars

… the continuation of the new used-car dealio.

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 🙂