They become a part of the family after so many years, and it
was a sad note for Pam as her old wounded
'94' Taurus was finally towed away February 4th for donation.
The "Tortoise" was how we referred to the old car
as a play on words, but it was by no means slow, that award
goes to Shannon's Festiva!
Since the demise of Pam's Tortoise, we began the car search
thinking that the 05 Corolla automatic shouldn't be that much
more than last years 04. WRONG! The best time to buy a new car
is the last week of December, which we did for my 04 Corolla!
But Oh, what a difference a year makes when you need to make
an unplanned purchase, and on top of that in mid January with
no incentives, or that's what were lead to believe? The 05 model
had gone up another two grand! Twice, we walked away from the
same dealership that we bought our 04 Corolla from, and surmised
that the quarterback ran auto conglomerate, was in need of acquisition
funds for yet another dealership, eatery or two, but not with
Maybe we did get such a fantastic price thirteen months ago
(yeah sure), but with our daughter's wedding expense, we needed
to keep the finances in check and look for a less expensive
A Wedding and
What can I say, I'm referring to my Dad's upcoming wedding.
Gina, my sister introduced Delia to Dad last June, and both
of them are lonely no more! The lovebirds will tie the knot
February 12th as the son, daughters. family and friends all
attend this ceremony!
So, where does the Buick fit into the scheme of things your
wondering? Hmm, good question, but it comes down to the math,
when you combine two families you can only fit so many cars
into the same garage. So, Dad and Delia realized the dilemma,
and knowing our need offered the grandma car.
Pam and I look forward to our flight out on the 10th to spend
a few days before the wedding with Dad and Delia. The wedding
gives us the opportunity to meet all of the family and friends
on this grand occasion!