Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Not The Usual Monday

Yesterday, Sondra and I had some free time during the day to do anything we wanted.  A day to just relax or go somewhere different or whatever.  We went to breakfast rather late in the morning, enjoying the time and not rushing to do something necessary.

Last Christmas our Chevy Malibu died on us on our way to Oklahoma, and we have not had the money or the inclination or the necessary deal to get another car.

We have been considering buying a car lately, as you may have read in an earlier blog with our Cash for Clunkers fiasco.  Well, a long time ago we lived in 29 Palms, and Sondra made a deal over the phone for a Toyota van from Longo Toyota in El Monte (which is in Los Angeles county).  So, we mulled it over and thought we might make the same kind of deal for another car right now.

No such luck.  We didn't have the money and didn't want to dig ourselves a deep hole financially with a big car payment.  We pulled out of the Longo dealership.

Around the block was a Nissan dealership.  We had looked at Nissans earlier and had tried to make a deal.  To make a long story short, we ended up driving away with a 2007 Nissan Sentra that only had 23,000 miles.  The salesman named Javier and the finance manager named Hank put it all together.  To be honest, we saw God's intervention in the process at so many points.  It was amazing and hilarious and emotional, all at the same time.

So, there you see the car.  No, let me rephrase that.  There is Sondra's car.  I get to keep driving the Sebring convertible......ha ha.

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