Saturday, June 06, 2009

What's new in the Valley???

Well, *this* for one thing *VBS* And now you are wondering what is "this"...right? And here's the answer *VBS* I had some CD's that matured in late May. Normally I either roll them into another term, or move them to a bank paying more percentage. Not much point in doing that this year. And then there is the reality of the unending need for "assistance" from my youngest DS. Several CDs have been cashed out on his behalf over the past couple of years. So I did a reality check on ME!!
 The conclusion I came to was if I didn't use some of my "house"(sold in 2002)money", it would all be gone, and not for me. I've been driving a perfectly(???)good 1995 Pontiac Grand Am. You've seen it in pictures of my house. I bought when my divorce was final in Oct/1996. It's been a super good little car. Good gas mileage, and has only needed minor repair over the years. But recently it has begun to show its age, and in the past few months that has speeded up. So I decide to see what was out there for a car that would bring me into the 21st century...LOL.
 I didn't really expect to come home with this one, a 2003 Pontiac Bonneville. It is, however, a one owner car and a non smoker. Driven locally, low mileage and has all the bells and whistles that cost soooo much when new. It drives and rides like a dream and finally...a working AC!!! The price was right, plus they gave me a $1,000. for my Grand Am. Now I don't have to figure out how to get rid of it *VBS*
Probably the best news in the Valley, to me at least, is that I was able to buy it outright and can honestly said "I own this car". I can also continue to claim that I am debt free *VBS*, and that sure feels good!
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28 comments:

Amelia said...

Congrats on getting a new car...well new to you anyway. Don't blame you at all in getting something for yourself. Sometimes Mama has to take care of Mama - and this was one of the times.

Love the color too.

Amelia

Sweet P said...

Nice car! I've owned two Grand Ams and loved both of them. How awesome to say you are debt-free!

Libby said...

What a great ride *s* Are you going to take it cruisin'?

Chris said...

YEAH for Finn.
You made the right choice.

*karendianne. said...

Now that's supersonic! Right on.

Dolores said...

Good for you.

Melzie said...

WOOHOO for you Finn :D I am so happy for you, enjoy!
xoxo melzie

jovaliquilts said...

Alright! So glad you got a car that is newer and very nice -- you won't have to worry about it at all. Enjoy driving around in it, and give the horn a little happy toot every now and then.

scrappy quilter said...

Congrats friend on your new car. I'm so happy for you. Enjoy!!

Judy S. said...

Nice! And you didn't mention that it's a pretty color! Good work!

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Fabulous in all ways! You can't see me but I'm already belted in and ready to roll! Ahhhh...nice ride!

paula, the quilter said...

There is nothing like a new set of wheels, is there? I drive a pontiac too -- a grand prix. I love my car.

Greenmare said...

yeah you!!!
how much fabric do you think it will hold?

Clare said...

Ohh. Something for Finn at long last. Your post made me smile. If we don't get to spend money on ourselves from time to time, what is the point of hanging on to it.

A friend a mine had a lovely bumper sticker for his car which read "Spending the kid's inheritance". VBS

Barbara C said...

Good for you for spending some money on yourself--not an easy thing for lots of moms.

Cher said...

I am thrilled you bought yourself a "new" car Finn- nice reality check. I hope you have as many happy years and miles driving it as you did your previous ride.

Magpie Sue said...

Awesome, Finn! Congratulations on the new wheels and staying debt free in the bargain.

Norma said...

My first new car was a red Grand Am and I loved "her". She was followed by a green one who got to be very persnickity in her old age.

I am SO glad that Finn looked back and saw that Finn needed to do for herself for a change!

I will be emailing soon.....promise!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooo hoooo, good for you! Lovely car.

AnnieO said...

I always liked the look of those Bonnevilles. Very sharp choice! Glad you are taking care of yourself with your own money, LOL.

Sunna Reyr said...

Congratulation on the new beautiful car. We don't have this brand here in Iceland but it look s very nice in the photos.

One of my biggest wishes is to be debt free, I'm so happy for you.

Gina said...

Congrats on new set of wheels.
Very nice
Enjoy it.

ROZ said...

OK, I'll be right over and we can go for a ride. Really nice car.

Jean said...

Good for you! Nice when we can buy something we need and pay cash for it! My honey is trying to have me trade in my Jeep Grand Cherokee... it's a 2000 and has a few problems... but I don't like the newer ones and the payments it would have! I say again, good for you!

Chookyblue...... said...

enjoy your new car.......

meggie said...

Huge Hugs!! How lovely you got a new car, & are so happy with it!

Myra said...

Good for you Finn! Congrats! Looking good! 8-)

We so need a newer car ourselves... One day soon. Hopefully before we "have to"! 8-)

julieQ said...

What a gorgeous car! I am so happy for you...enjoy!