Monday, February 18, 2008


We bought a car today. YAY! A '91 Lincoln Towncar. It's in emmaculate condition. One owner, garage kept, has only 103k miles on it. Runs awesome, according to Jimmy...and he works on cars for a living. LOL Its something we can use until we find what we really want.

In the meantime, I made a drastic change in my hair. It was long enough to reach my bra strap in the back. I chopped it off and dyed it darker. See below pic. LOL It's not very flattering. I'm not photogenic. LOL

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I do it!

I just love that stage when toddlers insist on doing everything themselves. Jackson has reached that stage. It doesn't matter what it is. I hear, "I do it!" It's escalated to my favorite chore...vacuuming. LOL Yesterday morning, after cleaning up the numerous toys that accumulate all over the living room, I pulled out the vacuum. The first "I do it" was unraveling the cord. Then it was plugging it in, which he does with me standing beside him. Then it was turning the vacuum on. Finally the "I do it" was the actual vacuuming. LOL It's so cute watching a 2 year old trying to vacuum. I just had to whip out the camera for a pic. And he even grinned! LOL I love a man that cleans.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Shopping around

That's right. We're shopping around for a vehicle. This weekend is crunch time. Jimmy wants to find something that we can share to just get back and forth to work. I want to find something that seats 6 so we don't have to give up our family times on the weekends. We were lucky enough that our settlement check from the insurance company was $6700 after our deductible. That gives us more options. The check should clear tomorrow. My bank put a 5 day hold on it because it was a check over 5 grand. We really cannot afford the rental car any longer than Monday. (I didn't have rental coverage on my insurance.) Luckily, where Jimmy works has a rental company in the office so they've given us a tremendous discount on the van we've rented. We have a few things we're looking at that hopefully one will pan out for us. So wish us luck!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Lucy Blus pics

I feel so lucky. Looking at the pics Jimmy took and even seeing her in person, I wonder how I walked away without a scratch and not having my air bags deploy. For those that live nearby, this happened on I526, at the beginning of the guard rail AFTER crossing the Ashley River Bridge. The guardrail that starts until the first Ashley River Road exit. Here are some pics of my belived Lucy Blue. When we drove by the site this afternoon, Jimmy was impressed that I kept the van in a straight skid. Appparently, about three hours after my accident, another van had an accident in the same area, only that van flipped over. He could see additional skid marks. I know mine was straight across. I didn't weave in and out anywhere. My marks were much deeper and he could see where I went and where the other van went. I'm so thankful that my kids weren't with me, and also thankful I walked away only shaken.
This is Lucy Blue when we first got her.
This is Lucy Blue Thursday morning.
Lucy Blue Thursday morning.