Thursday, January 20, 2011


Things on the car front are moving right along.  Here's where we are so far:

--Got rental car yesterday
--Looked at a few used cars at Carmax yesterday
--Got pre-approval for car loan from my bank
--Getting lots of suggestions from family, friends and coworkers
--Looked for title, couldn't find it
--Picked up replacement title today
--Scheduled car shopping outing for Saturday

The forward momentum is certainly helping my mood.  I still don't like the idea of having car payments again.  Car shopping, while I like looking at and test-driving cars, is not on my top ten list of fun things to do.  Especially when it's "under the gun" so to speak.  Only once in my life have I been able to look for a new car at my own pace.  It was such a luxury. 

But there's no getting around it.  I need a car.  An inexpensive car--both to buy and to own.  But I will get by, always with a little help from my friends--and a knowledgeable nephew.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Watch This Space

I was in a car accident on the way home last Monday night.  Since then, I've been concentrating on feeling better and dealing with the insurance companies--with the latter definitely hampering the former.  I have some pain and stiffness in my neck and upper back and my blood pressure is up.  Go figure. 

Anyway, I'm a bit preoccupied right now.  As soon as I know what's going to happen with the insurance companies, I'll be back to my regular blogging schedule.  For now, I recommend you check out the fabulous bloggers listed on the right hand side of the page.