Well, thanks for asking
We went camping with friends and that was beyond loads of fun. We went swimming in freezing cold water and laughed our butts off, and sent the kids to bed early and sat around having fun adult time until the wee hours. See marlo's laughing it's so cold face. We had a created the 1 minute club and you had to stay in up to your shoulders for one minute. That is one long minute.
Then we came home and Hyrum got a migraine so severe that he had to go the ER (this was his first trip for a migraine), so we spent all sunday night until 3:30 a.m. there. The doc was talking to him about it and then she asked what he did for a living, and when he replied nurse she said, "well why didn't you say so? Here I am talking to you like a baby." And then gave him the low down. She was great. And then the nurse that was taking care of him said that he should have mentioned that he worked for one of their hospitals and we could have been hooked up with a room faster---isn't that random? It's like getting a good table at a restaurant. The only thing good about Osborne hospital is they have a cool hot chocolate machine--why did I know this?
OH-because one week prior I was in the same Emergency room with Beck and his head that was split open. Not clean split--big chunk missing split. ceiling fan. Luckily he slept through the whole stitches thing.
OH, so anyway, on the way back from best camping trip ever, the ol' '94 Suburban starting making rattling noises. But not at high speeds--so when we got home I took it to the mechanic, and it is something to do with the air conditioner. Which was fully replaced two years ago. Lame. So now we have to spend more money to fix the same thing. And it needs new tires. So that is over a grand, so we thought maybe we should buy a new car. So we looked into how much our suburban would be for trade in. $216. BAAHHHHAHHHAA Isn't that crazy?
So we decided just to keep the burb for life because it doesn't cost that much to register or insure. But then we need to buy a new car, because that thing is almost 20 years old and the other car isn't going to last forever either--so we need to stagger them.
Yeee--ikes!! Cars are so flipping expensive. Well, if you need to have 6 passengers. And minivans--if you want a good reliable one, like Toyota or Honda--those puppies hold on to their value. So a used one is only a few thousand less than a new and it has tons of miles on it. And there aren't very many for sale. UGH. I looked for a used one and I would have to pay $13,000 for a car that has almost 100,000 miles on it. Ridiculous! And we haven't had a car payment since 2004. And it makes me want to vomit having one. So we may get a new car, like brand new. And I think that is bratty and weird and I don't like the idea of it. Because then I will care where I park and what the kids eat etc. etc.
I called my friend who is a Dave Ramsey follower as well, and talked to her about it. And she tried to go used too, but it ended up being a better deal to get a new one. I told her I thought it was bratty to have a brand new car and asked her if I was old enough to own a brand new car. And she said, "Newflash. You're old." So apparently I am old enough. It still seems weird though. I blame this weird feeling on my father--damned penny pincher. I inherited that which is mostly a blessing, but sometime a curse because I don't like to spend money much.
Hyrum asked what I wanted for mothers day and I said I'd rather have money in the bank than a present. Pretty lame of me eh?