Friday, April 30, 2010

mom knows best!

So sure enough the Volvo didn’t work out. Ashley and I went to the dealership all happy as could be ready to sign some papers. Well after getting there we received news that there where many things wrong and that they would no longer offer me a warranty with the car. Nor would they pay to have it fixed. They expected me to buy it as is. Well I knew that was just the sign I was looking for so I walked away. {Just a suggestion don't buy a car from the Kompact Kar Korner (Aka The KKK) }

So Ashley and I then headed out to Auburn to look at two cars I had found on Craigslist. Well after maquested and drove and sat forever we arrived in a crazy small town named Algona. If you don’t know where this is, don’t worry ... you will NEVER need to know where it is. Lets say there’s just not much to miss. Its a very small town by Auburn that is home to about 20 people and 2480 animals (they count animals in there pop total in the sign.) :) So we get the first "dealership" which happens to look like a shop attached to the house, and the guy has the car I want to look at in the shop with machines hooked up to it. So I do believe they where running back the mileage, so not long after we ditched that place.
After trying to find the second place, Ashley and I pulled into the gas station. We both had to pee so we went inside. Behind the counter was a backwoods boy who just stared at us. You could tell he was impressed by us city girls :). So eventually after finding the second car that was owned by "interesting" people. The car was perfect but the check engine light came on so I asked if I could take it to a mechanic and they said no. So after realizing there must be more wrong with the car if they wont let me take it to a mechanic, we ditched that place too! On the ride home I gave my mom a hopeless phone call and she could hear my frustration, so she went online and began looking at cars.
A day later my mom texted me and told me to go online and look at this car she found. So I went online and wasn’t too crazy about it from the pictures. So I kept looking for other choices. So I went and looked at the other and still nothing popped out at me so I thought I would give the one my mom found a try. SO I called and made an appointment to view it.
After meeting the very nice man who was selling the car for his daughter, I found out he was an old friend of mines dad! Small World. I test drove it and knew, it was MY car!
So a day later :) I had officially sold my car and am now the owner of an Eclipse, the car my mom found! I love it! It’s such a fun car! Thanks Mom! :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Administrative {Me} Assistant Day

As some of you know last week was Administrative Assistants Day. Well I work with all boys and usually have to remind them of every holiday so regardless I didn’t expect them to do anything or even acknowledge the day. However I was wrong on Friday, Sjule {One of my favorite guys in the office} came into my office and told me how much all of the boys appreciate all that I do and how thankful they where that I was there. Then he handed me a very sweet card {they all had signed} and a gift card to Starbucks! I thought it was so sweet and it had totally made my day!

So after lunch I returned to my desk with a large vase of flowers! I was so impressed, the card and gift card where completely unexpected then the flowers?! It was so sweet and pretty. They totally made my day I couldn’t stop smiling! I work with such a great group of people and am so lucky to have the job I do!

Volvo S60 T5 New Car! {Maybe}

So I really don't want to jinks myself but I know {and believe} that if it’s meant to be, god will make it happen!
 So my poor Jeeps transmission has begun to slip. When driving and accelerating to about 40mph my car won’t kick into gear until about 5 RPM’s! So Instead of putting the money {$3000} into a new transmission I thought I would put my car on Craigslist and see what happened.
Well about 4 days later with Craigslists as the last thing on my mind I got a phone call. It was a single mom who really wanted a Jeep! So I met with her and she did a test drive and loved it! So I made a deal with her because she was very sweet and really needed it {I hope she comes through on the 15th}

So with my car {practically} sold, it was time to find a new one. So a co-worker of mine told me about a Dodge Durango he had for sale for almost the same price I was selling mine for! So I was super excited I have loved those cars forever. Then I found out someone offered him more money that I couldn’t compete with. So I was a bit bummed but held my head high and began the serious search.
The way almost all adventures in my life begin, I went and picked up the BFF {Ash} We than started hitting every car lot in town. However at the very first lot I REALLY {REALLY} liked a Volvo S60 T5. I have never really looked at Volvo’s before so we continued to go lot to lot. After spending our whole Sunday looking, we hadn’t found any others that I was really crazy about. For some reason I just kept going back to the Volvo. So we went back to Ashley’s and got on Craigslist {gotta love it} And couldn’t find anything good, we then continued to the Everett Herald, Seattle Times and Auto Trader {it was then I began to really think about even selling my Jeep in the first place} But I found the website of the first dealership and got more information about the Volvo but realized it had a lot of miles and didn’t know if I could even afford it. So I went home for the night to get some rest!

So Monday I printed out many ads from Craigslist and Ash and I headed back out {god bless her heart, looking for cars in the rain} then after the craigslist ads we hit a few dealerships but I knew which car I really wanted. So after dropping Ash off at an appt. I went back to test drive the S60 and fell in love. So they are fixing a part today and hopefully I can get the car tonight or tomorrow! I can’t wait! New cars are always exciting and I’m going to miss my Jeep because it’s been a trooper but I really can’t wait for this car! Wish {and Pray} that it works out for me!! And Here are a few pictures.. However they dont even come close to how pretty it is in real life =)