Remember how good my car looked in the advertisement pictures on Craig's list back in November of 2007? if not, you can go back and check out this post. (yes, the pic on the left is from that post) I was so excited to get this baby. It was my dream come true. A red car of my very own :) Truly, I think this car and I were made for each other. We are very comfortable and at ease with one another. You might wonder, what has sparked this sudden flash-back?
I took Scarlett with me to Manny's Family Hand Carwash (formerly Danny's according to the label on my oil change sticker). I got my car "VIP Service" washed, and the oil changed for "High Mileage Vehicles" my poor baby is up to 141k miles now. When I walked out and saw it all clean, I thought, MAN, it looks as good as the day I bought it, at least on the exterior.
We picked up lunch on the way to the place which helped Scarlett to not be ill at ease while we waited for them to finish with our car. She still didn't keep her shoes on for long, but did at least walk in to the Cashier station herself. I am always glad for any reprieve from back breaking-ly carrying my 35 lb daughter who does NOT hold on to me or help in the carrying process! She won't even hold her own DRINK!
I did also pay the majority of our bills today, and am really excited that our friends Paul and Lizette are coming to visit us tomorrow. When I wake up I am going to try to tidy up a bit more for them to come, and take some trash out. I love them so much they are like family to us. I'll let you know what we do and tell you about the fun time we have hanging out, tomorrow.
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