Archive for October, 2004

New Car Smell

Friday, October 29th, 2004

I went last night with the intention of only test driving a car and ended up coming home with one. I was going to buy it no matter what, but I blame Dad for coming home with it last night. We were sitting discussing the car with the salesman and he had to call the buyer to make sure that the price we wanted for the 4Runner was ok. He agreed that it was. Dad hung up, then turns to me and asks, “I wonder if Bob wants it now then we can take the car tonight.” He immediately calls up the buyer who says he will come get it and bring the tags back to us. So they show up a few minutes later and take the truck. Then I realize I forgot my check book, so Dad calls their house just missing them to see if they could bring my check book back. The wife of the buyer, and the new owner of “Joe” the 4Runner, catches him on his cell phone and he heads back to pick up my check book. So in the end I drove home in my new 2005 Honda Accord EX.

I ended up going with the 4-cylinder because he was really peppy. I kept feeling like the V-6 was getting away from me. It is going to give me much better gas mileage, so I am certainly not going to complain.

While at the dealership I got a frantic call from my grandmother that my great aunt was bleeding and she couldn’t make it stop. I had to call my mother who ran over to my grandmother’s with gauze to see if she could help. They couldn’t get it to stop, so my Mom called an ambulance. Aunt Josie is now at the hospital because she eventually lost enough blood that she passed out. She had oral surgery yesterday, and the dentist just told my grandmother to apply pressure to stop the bleeding. My great aunt is on blood thinners because of heart stints that I believe I mentioned in a blog a few years ago. Hopefully she is going to be ok. All my love to the Aunt Josie.

New Wheels

Thursday, October 28th, 2004

I have made arrangements to sell the 4Runner. Now I just need to find a new car. I am leaning towards the 2005 Honda Accord EX V-6. It has lots of standard features, including XM Radio, which make it really attractive. Also I just love the new body style. Dad and I are going to test drive it tonight. I think I am going to miss the 4Runner, but I am really looking forward to starting out with a new car. Also, the 4Runner will be sold to the neighbors that live across the street from my parents, so I know it will be loved. :blush:

Alarm Annoyance

Monday, October 25th, 2004

“Attention Please. An Emergency has been reported in this building. While this report is being verified, stand by for further instructions. Do not enter the fire exit. Do not use the elevators.”

I have heard that alarm over and over for the last 15 minutes. It is like a cruel joke. While we determine whether or not the building is on fire please stay still so that you can burn alive!

UPDATE: Ok, the little voice alarm stopped and someone came online telling everyone to evacuate the building. We all pile into the elevator and make it downstairs. No sooner did we step off the elevator then a rush of people came back into the building saying the fire trucks just left and we should all go back to work. It took several tries to get back upstairs because the elevator weighed too much and we had to keep forcing people off. Apparently one of the pop-corn machines in the movie theater caught fire.

Happy B-Day Bro!

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Happy birthday to my big Bro’! :hehe: 29? Jeez we are getting old. 😥

Dear Sleep. I miss you.

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

No matter how much fun you are having or how much you desire to stay awake when you say to yourself “sleep is highly overrated” you are in fact lying to yourself. It may not seem valuable at the time, but when you awake the next morning you will feel the impact of the missing sleep, so you better get it while the getting is good.