Weekend of 5/29 and other random thoughts
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Had a sort of crazy weekend. I didn't post this, but our car had gotten stolen about 2 weeks back and had to find another means of transportation that would accomodate the entire fam since our only other car was a eeny meenie single cab pickup truck that you could BARELY squeeze 3 people in that had a shifter right down the center (yeah, so sorta scary if a guy was in the middle with a shifter right between his legs lol). We traveled EVERYWHERE looking for Craigslist postings and CANNOT BELIEVE THERE ARE SO MANY SCAMS OUT THERE!! BEWARE WHEN USING and WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT REPLY TO ANY POSTS THAT ONLY HAVE EMAIL AS CONTACT. We almost got scammed!!! And we found at least 10 that were like that and they seemed to have the asking price in common ($2900) and all of them had some weird story about the car being located somewhere other than California and it would need to be shipped within 3 days of recieveing the $, they claimed to be in the military stationed as far as Alaska, and one person even claimed the car (an '03 beautiful Lincoln Navigator fully loaded) belonged to their deceased son and it was entirely too painful for them to keep. WHO IN THE HELL would LIE about some stuff like that???? So eye-opening, can't believe so many crooked a$$ individuals out there that just live to scam innocent people. Anyways, thankfully a good friend of ours works for eBay and she told us the only approved method of payment over eBay Motors is through PayPal. These other ppl were trying to get us to use Western Union or MoneyGram and stuff because supposedly they "didn't have a PayPal account". Their emails even looked real, with eBay logos all over and stuff. JEESH!!!!!!!! Anyways, we found some that were legit (FINA-freaking-LY) with PHONE NUMBERS lol - but had to travel FAR. Only to ask all the questions over the phone and be told everything is immaculate and the stupid piece of shi* car would literally be crashed or falling apart of salvaged title!!!! AAARRRGGGHHHH!!! Hubby and I were fed up. Saturday we travelled from Hayward all the way almost to Monterey for nothing. Sunday we decided to try Stockton and Sacramento area and we finally LUCKED OUT! Got us a nice '98 Ford Expedition that needed a few little things (center console, etc) that hubby knew he could get from the wrecking yard. NOW...finally the hunt is over and we have the biggest car we've ever owned! With 2 teens and an almost 7 year old you really need room, now we have tons of it. Can sit up to 8 too! Low miles and all for a really good deal. Excellent 5.4L strong motor...rambling, sorry! Anyhoot, here's a pic:
It's great! Never thought we'd be able to ever have an SUV. Now hubby and I are already talking about not being able to wait to plan a family trip camping and to the snow next snow season with the kiddos.
With regards to excercise - not much happened in that department since Sat and Sunday we spent literally the ENTIRE day truck hunting, but made up for it yesterday when I popped in 30 Day Shred and moved on to level #2!! OH MY GOSH - more challenging is an understatement! Plank after plank after plank! And walking push-ups....no joke whatsoever! I kept up though! I wanted to go for a swim but the indoor pool I go to was closed over the weekend - I have no clue why especially with a holiday. So today's plan is to eat decent, guzzle the H2O and jam on to level#2 tonight after I feed the fam. I swear I feel my flab is transforming! Especially my sides - if I could just get those obliques! lol. I know, with time, with time! I am such an eager beaver!!
Here's to a great, productive and healthy month moving ever closer to my goals. I hope to lose 10lbs this month, but don't know if it's realistic. One can dream, though!! With focus, determination, and fearlessness, I CAN do it!