Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Well, I guess we are now officially Texans...we bought a truck. =) We decided to leave our beloved "Pimpster" in Indianapolis rather than attempt to drive it 1000 miles across the country. The Pimpster is a 1989 Buick Park Avenue that has seen better days, but was still running well enough to make us sad to leave it behind when we moved. So once we decided on a house to buy down here, we moved on to the next big purchase we had to make...a "new" car. We decided to buy something used for Steven to drive back and forth to work so as to avoid having a car payment. I will keep "The Nugget," our gold Impala, for a family car for the foreseeable future. So we started looking on the internet and drove around every car lot in town trying our best to avoid the "vultures" who swarm around the car before you even stop. We finally narrowed it down to 2: an older Infiniti J30 or a late 90's Chevy 1500. We finally decided that, being in Texas, the resale on the truck would far surpass the resale on the Infiniti, especially since the dealer selling it didn't even know that Infiniti was a Nissan product..... So we got our money together and took more cash than we've ever had in our hands in our life and plunked it down on the desk of the dealer, then drove away with a semi-shiny, slightly scratched, but very clean black pickup. Steven is enjoying having a truck again and we are still pondering a name for our new vehicle....I'll be sure to post when it's christened. We are contemplating going out and buying a gun rack just to fit in. I think it would be funny to get a gun rack and store one of Steven's guitars on it, but he thinks we might actually get shot at for the mockery....
Monday, October 24, 2005
I was bored out of my mind today (Steven had a meeting all afternoon), so I took a little drive to go see the infamous Cadillac Ranch. Boy was that a disappointment. It was totally lame and I actually drove right past it at first. I drove 1/2 hour out of the city expecting to see some sign or something pointing to it. Finally I turned around and saw it by accident on the way back. Of course, it was about 2 minutes outside of Amarillo and there was no sign and no fanfare, and just 10 cars parked standing up in the dirt. Holy cow, that's dumb. =) I'd heard so much hoopla about the stinkin things that I thought for sure it would at least have a sign pointing it out... Not so much. So whatever, I had nothing to do this afternoon anyway and I just confirmed that there's absolutely nothing on either side of Amarillo. So I'll never leave the city again. haha
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Yesterday as Kyra was lying in her bed and starting on her naptime, she looks up at me and randomly says, "i'm just thinking about what I want to be when I grow up." Rather surprised at this declaration from a barely 3 year old, I say, "You were? What do you think you want to be?" Kyra responds, "I don't know. Probably just like you." Wow. That's a lot to live up to...for me not her!