Saturday, August 16, 2008

Out with the white, in with the blue ...

Car number 120 is a blue Ford Focus. We decided it would be a good idea to have one of our cars be a little better on gas consumption because Doug will be traveling more again soon. We decided to replace the Freestyle, which was a hard decision for me, because I have really enjoyed that car.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Purse Tag

My daughter tagged me to reveal the contents of my purse. As you can see, my purse is a very plain, brown, quite boring purse. Nothing like my daughters have. I have probably owned it for ten or more years.

Here is a view of the purse "fully loaded". It has three pockets to store things.

The front pocket holds my sunglasses and three keyrings - one for the keys to my car, the house and the mailbox, a second with the keys to my husband's car, the third is the key to my parent's home. I keep them all in my purse because I will then know where they are, and because I never know when Doug may want to trade cars in the middle of the day while I'm at work.

The next pocket holds my planner (a glorified address book since I really don't have much to put on a calendar), a notebook, a list of my co-workers, my work nametag and a lotion and Tide stain stick (in a baggie from the last time I went on a plane), and a band-aid.

The back pocket usually holds my wallet (with driver's license, various cards, and sometimes even money. The checkbook is there too. Various beauty aides - lipstick, lipgloss, toothpicks (cool plastic ones-the green and white item on the right) and medicines.

As I said before, pretty boring. Usually pretty organized, sometimes a spare receipt or two floating around, but she caught me on a good day.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Let's go exploring

After a few days of looking for a different car (or truck) Doug has made a new purchase (again). I suppose because I gave him a bad time about number 118 (the surprising me part) he showed me the vehicles he was considering this time. He settled on a sort of candy apple red 2007 Ford Explorer. I have waited for a week or so to make this announcement so as not to have to retract my entry as soon as it is made. ;) Doug has already made a trip to Salt Lake in it. The funniest thing about this is that our neighbor across the street came over and told Doug that she had dreamed the night before we bought the Explorer that we bought a red car. I need to keep in closer touch with her!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

What to do ...

So.... Doug left for Salt Lake this morning driving the Escape. He stopped at a couple of places along the way, then stopped for gas. To his dismay he only got 14 mpg in the 4 cylinder vehicle that is rated much higher. He called the place of purchase and was told that they had had that problem with a couple of Escapes and he could return it. There was a small problem though. They may have his car sold. He headed back to Mesquite and was able to get his car back.
Now, do I count it on our list or remove it? We did have a contract of sale and it was in our possession for about 24 hours. What to do, what to do??

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Number 118

Doug has purchased vehicle numbr 118. He replaced his Ford 500 (purchased in February) with a 2007 Ford Escape. The excuse is that he really wanted an Escape when he bought the 500 but the dealership didn't have one he wanted then.
There was no discussion, no "I think I want to get something different", just an "I'm going to Mesquite" when he dropped me off after taking me to lunch today. Silly me, I thought it was for work. He has gone there to talk to the people at the Ford dealership about a program for the credit union a couple of times..... or has he?????
I came home and saw a different vehicle in the driveway. Sometimes, at least lately, that means he is showing a vehicle to someone else or driving a vehicle from one dealership to another. But for most of our lives (as our children can tell you) it means dad has found a reason to buy a new vehicle..... such as, "You don't need to have a van, you are alone in it most of the time", or, "We need to get a van so the kids can use it when they visit this summer", or the most used excuse, "They traded me straight across and it's more comfortable, it get better gas mileage, it has less miles, etc, etc, etc".

Monday, April 7, 2008

Special Moments

We had a special opportunity this weekend to participate in the sustaining of the prophet of God and other leaders of our church. Thomas S. Monson was sustained by the members of the church all over the world.
We were also able to listen to the messages and testimonies of our church leaders. There were many inspiring talks, which, as usual, make me want to be a better person and treat others in a more Christ-like way. It is wonderful to feel the spirit testify to me of the truth of what is said at General Conference.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Our Cars

So, finally I have started our blog by listing all of the cars we have had over the last 36 years (plus a few that Doug owned before his mission). The ones with an asterisk (*) are cars we drove that were demos when Doug was selling cars. We just bought number 117. We will tell a little about each in the future.