Friday, August 28, 2009

Highlights, Lowlights

Wow, my blogging record has been less than desirable lately and since I can't think of any great story to tell, I'll just bore you with the highlights.

Highlight: The new car is great!
Lowlight: Last Saturday, going northbound I-15 we were traveling near a truck with large rocks...yep, one came loose and hit our windshield. Nice new crack. Thankfully it doesn't obscure our vision and we are leaving it for up to 2 years until our next state-mandated safety check before we replace it.

Highlight: Harold is rocking the house on his new diet/lifestyle change. He looks terrific and feels really good, too.
Lowlight: I'm holding steady because I have had such an affinity for ice cream lately.....

Highlight: Kids started school.
Lowlight: Soccer started as well. I love watching the kids play, but the schedule makes my brain wanna explode!

Highlight: Our summer was fantastic! Our trip to Oregon is still making me happy to think about.
Lowlight: There is none! Fall is bringing about some big birthdays and a celebratory mood pervails!

Highlight: I was released as Primary Pianist and called to serve as the Compassionate Service Leader.
Lowlight: Does this mean I have to be compassionate? Ok, I'm only slightly kidding. I love the CSL calling, I've done it before and I look forward to serving. I have been doing a lot of introspection on this subject and I'm looking foward to some spiritual fine tuning. (Not exactly a lowlight, is it?) The release from primary also puts me on the list to substitute as the RS pianist occasionally. This will also help me hone the piano skills!! Yay!

Highlight: Harold "fixed" our camera by replacing the batteries.
Lowlight: For real, I replaced the batteries right before it konked out! What the???

Highlight: Tonight is date night.
Lowlight: I have to work. Take out and a DVD!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New Car? Yes, yes, yes!

One week after turning over our little black car, we picked up our brand new (14 miles on it) charcoal gray Hyundai Elantra.

Yay, 2 working cars in the garage make me happy!

Having said that, our Sonata has to go into the dealer to get some recalls fixed. I hope after the two recall fixits that our two cars will be smooth riding for a very long time.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Car? Nope.

Because I am so terribly sad about the car I owned for a 60 hours going back to the dealership, here is the story in short:

We made the deal for the new car based on getting 4500 in rebate from the government. You can only get the full 4500 if your car had a median MPG of 18 or below, ours was 18. The new car had to get 28+ median MPG. The new car, we thought, had 28. Nope, government said it was 27.

The car went back today.

I had to remove the pic from the post below, sorry, too painful.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Breaking News

We took the '99 Mercury Villager in to a Nissan dealership yesterday, traded it in, and got this little baby!


Yay!!! It's a 2009 Nissan Versa, seats 5, is a tiny bit of a thing, but super roomy inside (for real!) and we got a smoking deal, thanks for Cash for Clunkers. Buh-bye old van. We loved you, but for the past two years you have become an albatross around our proverbial necks. C-YA later 160,000+ miles, hello 113! Yes, you read that right. Unbelievable.