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Thursday, October 22, 2009

The car search

I swear, you'd think car dealers were sitting pretty in this economy, the way they acted.
No one seemed to want to sell me a car.

I mean isn't a "sales person" supposed to encourage a purchase?

I went to many dealers. Exhausted myself searching and researching for the perfect vehicle for me. I mean, come on, I don't expect to be buying another car anytime in the near future (or ever again).

If someone comes to a lot to see a particular vehicle and is not quite impressed with said vehicle, don't you think a good sales person would offer to show other vehicles? Maybe something a step up and another a step down. Of course NOT.

Or if someone visits your lot and says they are interested in a particular vehicle and goes so far as to get a quote, does it make sense to move that vehicle to another lot the very next morning?
And when the buyer returns, tell them the quote they got will not be honored? Unbelievable.

And don't get me started on the car makers. Why is it that during the "gas crisis" of the 70's one could purchase a car that got 40-50 mpg. Now in order to get that kind of mileage, you need to buy a hybrid. If I had unlimited funds I would have bought a totally electric car. But unfortunately my budget was a bit below $100,000.

That is only the tip of the iceberg. I really am not a particularly fussy person. I mean, I've been a mom x4. No matter how particular a person is, once they are a mom several times over, they are forced to relax their standards. Being peed, pooped, vomited and sneezed on has a way of humbling a person.

I ended up getting a 2010 Subaru Outback and I could not be happier.I

Thursday, August 27, 2009

purchasing a new car

I think I would have been better off living about a hundred years ago when there were so many less choices to be made.

I mean really, how many brands and types and models and trims and optional accessories do we really need to keep consumers happy?

I am hoping to buy a new car soon. I've actually been hoping this for quite some time now, but some other expense always seems to push my hopes further down the road.

The last time I bought a new car was about 25 years ago. I was in my mid twenties. My Dad had been a loyal Ford client since his first car, a Model T.
So, I went to a Ford dealer and picked out a car on the lot and drove home with it.

Now things are different. Quite a lot different.
(to be cont.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Good Morning!
I am a Jersey girl and sometimes we get a bad rap.

I mean New Jersey is not the Cesspool of America people.
Do you know the nickname for NJ? It is the Garden State.
Now how would it have gotten that name if it wasn't beautiful in at least some of it?

I remember going for walks in the woods with my parents, brother, cousins and friends, I learned a lot about nature during those walks. Things that I now teach my children while we home school.
I guess everyone home schools who teaches their children.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Welcome to my first blog post!
I have so many things to write about, I'm not sure where to start.

I guess a brief bio is a good place to begin.
My name is Beth and I am a Christian, wife, and mother.

As all Christians, I am a work in progress. 
Looking forward to the day when I will be reuinited with my Father in heaven.
Meantimme, I do my best. Which is not always as good as I would like it to be.

I am wife to Bob. My dearest friend and confident of 21 years.
I can't imagine life without him by my side. We've been through a lot together. Good and bad. I look forward to spending many many more years together, loving and supporting each other.

We have 4 children~ whom we have home schooled since 2000.
What a journey that has been. 
Two have graduated from high school now and are prayerfully considering what to do with the rest of their lives. 

We have four dogs and two cats.Pepper has been with us since 2000~ he is a German Shepherd mix from a shelter.Sophia came home with me from Atlanta on April 16, 2008. She is my sweet baby girl.Ourson flew to us from Idaho on November 11, 2008. He is a cuddle bear.Sophia and Ourson are Coton de Tulear which I hope to raise in the near future."V"~(Virginia) is Cameron's (our unofficially adopted son) dog. She is sweet flower with a Mack truck appearance. She is an American Bulldog.
Whiskers is 12 years old and is a black and white American shorthair from a shelter.Scooter is a 1 year old TomCat from our dear friends the Matthews.
Considering my husband is NOT an animal person perse, I think we should stop there. (At least for now.)