Monday, January 26, 2009

we bought it...

We did it. We bought the car that we have been driving for 5 weeks from the Rental company.

Did you know Enterprise sold cars? and if you buy from enterprise- let them know we told you to go there. (we get $200 for every referral!)

shameless plug aside- its a great way to do it. They offer a 7 day trial of the car, one year roadside assistance from AAA and other things. Oh and they sell under Kelley Blue Book Value so you dont have to deal with haggling.

We got our car almost $3000 under what similar cars were selling at car lots and dealers.
WE cannot complain about that!

So what did we buy?

its a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser. It has just over 25000 miles on it. Its Vanilla white. So its not pure white- it has a bit of colour in it.

we are very happy with it and look forward to much driving with it!

My dad asked for a car that traveled to Dunnville more often- Im not sure how that would work- but we are talking it over :P

Sunday, January 18, 2009

cars, cars, cars, everywhere cars

Well we went looking for cars yesterday.

We saw so many that I almost cant remember where each one was at.

We came across only one sleazy car salesman and have decided to NOT buy from them. We didnt like the pushiness- so they lost a sale!

most of the car dealers just let us take the cars and most didnt take our licenses at all! We had two salesmen drive with us.

It was a good day overall and I think I could have gone a bit longer but Dave was done with it!

We were looking for used cars so we went to different lots and saw all kinds! So here is a list of cars that we looked at.

- Chrysler PT Cruiser
- Jeep Liberty
- Honda Element
- Honda 5
- Kia Rondo
- Jeep Compas
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Chevrolet HHR

We ruled most of them out for a variety of reasons. I liked the bigger ones but Dave didnt. Some just felt weird to drive or uncomfortable.

I think we came up with the PT Cruiser in the end. We now have to wait for our insurance check as well as deciding where to get the one we want. Almost every dealer has a PT on the lot. We also will be calling Enterprise to see what they have available and the prices.

Dave kinda wants to buy the on we have been renting since we are familiar with it and so far so good.

wish us luck!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

well our car is a write off

I had posted about our car accident a month ago and the insurance company just wrote off our car this past week.

It turns out that Canadian airbags are much more expensive then American ones.

The insurance adjuster that came at the beginning was apparently new and did not leave enough room for error when he said go ahead and get it fixed.

The shop had gotten the car ALL fixed except for the airbags. Because the airbags are on a Canadian car they are different then American. They are also twice as much!

The difference pushed us over our cars wreckage limit.

So Dave and I on a mission to find a car.

We have had a rental for a month now and are at the end of the insurance coverage period.

Dave and I continued the rental. We have been driving a PT Cruiser. I think they are kind of an ugly car but the interior is really nice. I like the space in it.

So we are starting today to find one or something similar to it. We also found out that we could buy the car from Enterprise. Even the exact one we are driving.

We are going to search today to find different models we like etc today and buying sometime next week.

So thats our mission for today.

wish us luck!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

first of 2009

well this is my first post of 2009.

so far it has been a good year.

Dave and I went on vacation to the coast of NC. It was just as cool as at home, but much warmer then my friends in Canada.

Mom and dad just stopped by on their way home from Florida. I gave mom a hat that i knitted to match the scarf I made her for Christmas.

The friends I have hang out with love to do crafts and we get together weekly to knit, crochet etc and chat. WE recently found a store that is changing inventory so we got A LOT of yarn for 50cents a skein. MC is getting me addicted to it i think.
Im working on 2 blankets right now. One is a baby blanket that i stated when i first started working at Shalom (7 years ago!) I haven't worked on it consistently. The other is a blanket that im making out of squares. If I get them done i will post the pics.

here is mom in her hat and scarf. The hat was made as a flat hat and sown together. This was my first time making a hat and i think it turned out well. I'm going to have to try making a hat in the round sometime too :)

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