mo, tammy and i went to have a peek at amos's new prospective home. i could have cried..it is so beautiful, so perfect in every way...a sad little pain in the ass donkey who has come from an unhappy life...just won the key to donkey heaven..amos is a very lucky little guy.
i just got an email from the family of west, a dog adopted from me about 10 years ago..he is getting pretty old now...has to be 13 or 14 at least and he was a huge 90 pounder husky/mastiff mixed breed. anyway...west is coming sometime in the next month to visit me...i remember him as a giant goofus...i called him a gentle ben. the family had to work out some aggression issues but that dog's real heart was a good as they come. i will trylater to add and attach the picture they sent of west (now ben) asleep on the couch.
i wonder if he will remember me, we'll see...blind little chicklet did and she was from 8 years ago.
and finally... yesterday i probably did a not so bright thing. in order to quit worrying about the van seriously breaking down on me and me having no money to fix it...i went to one of those no money down, no interest for 60 months, we will finance just about anybody, dealer event things. and i bought myself a new car with no money..funny how that can work.
anyway it is a compact, but also a hatch back with seats that fold down. the great gas mileage alone should save me quite a lot. i am semi retiring the van to only hauling stuff up and down the hill for saints so hopefully it will keep running without any money for a bit longer..except for safety, i will still fix the brakes.
my new car was delivered this morning..it is a bit intimidating because it is so clean and not wrecked. and i do actually really like it to drive which is good because 4 trips a day back and forth between mission and maple ridge, means i spend a lot of time driving.
if you are curious about the car that i thought would work ok for me..it is the hyundai elantra touring wagon...it ranked very high in the best and most economical new compact cars. (my son did the research for me on what to buy!)
i will tell you tho, that at 3 am... i was freaking out about just going into great bigger debt to have a reliable car to drive. the thought of the extra payments and insurence cost is scaring the crap out of me...i am having to give up my daily breakfast trips to mcdonalds i think.