Little deuce coupe


I am pleased and thrilled to announce the arrival of:
Our tax refund!!
Vehicular ownership is just around the corner. We will be shopping around town tomorrow and going up to the city later in the week.
(For those just tuning in I have been without an automobile since June of last year, due to a fiendish convergence of financial difficulties.)
As much as I’d like to be able to say we are going new-car shopping, alas, this is not the case. The credit, she is bad. So much so that it will probably be a couple years before anyone will finance a new car for us. We will be browsing in the pre-owned section and probably our choices will be fairly limited as there are likely not too many places who will be willing to deal with us at this point. We remain optimistic, however, that we will come away with a car that is not too many years old and in the moderate- to low-mileage department. Something that is going to fall apart on us in a month would not be terribly beneficial.
My dream vehicle, oddly enough, is a conversion van (go ahead, mock me. I know you’re thinking it.) I have been fascinated by the idea of them ever since I rode in one on a class trip to Magic Mountain when I was in the eighth grade. Since I’ve been car-less I have been thinking a lot about what I’d really want and a conversion van is it. What I would truly love is one of the brand-new, macked out models with a flat-screen LCD t.v., backup cameras, and every other bell and whistle you can imagine. Unfortunately we are several years away from one of those at this time. Very nice used conversion vans are available but, as mentioned previously, with our ugly credit situation we will be limited to the stock on hand at the very few places who will even consider speaking to us. So it looks as though we will have to work up to the conversion van. I am willing, in the interim, to drive a mini-van as long as it’s a relatively nice mini-van. Not my favorite type of car but I can deal for a year or two. Hell, at this point, I could deal with my old, two-door, 1976 Oldsmobile Cutlass. So long as it runs reliably and doesn’t have vermin infestation in the upholstery, I can deal. Just let me be able to get out of the house when I want!!!


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

5 responses »

  1. Tax season is nice. I suspect I’m not the only one who’ll say that, but I also suspect there’s not an accountant among the group that will.
    Car shopping sucks, but for you, I suspect it will be nothing short of bliss! Good luck

  2. Congrats on the tax return! I hate car shopping but when I find what I want and get the bickering with the dealership over with, then I’m usually happy. Have fun!

  3. Ooooh car shopping!! I hope its going well and you can find something for you very soon! I know how hard it is having 1 car. We did it for so long and it STINKS!! I am not so sure about the conversion van but I would ride in one for sure! LOL

  4. Any wheels are better than no wheels, but you would be surprised at who can finance a car. Your credit will improve before you know it, ours did just when I thought it would never happen.

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