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After this weekend, yard sales, garage sales and barn sales will begin here. I’ve been checking out other states at a site were they cover all the big sales, all over the states. There are mega sales, that sometimes the whole town participates in. My daughters and sons are sale pros. I taught them. Actually, until they got into the high teens, they weren’t into these sales at all and would sit in the truck or just stay home if I went anywhere, since they knew I would stop at yard and garage sales if there were any, on the way to were I was going.
It is really cool now that the kids are grown. They jump at the chance to even drive me, since I can’t drive because of a back injury. Or at least I don’t like to, since it is painful. So, I have drivers! The great part is that when we go out of state, we plan on renting a hotel room and stay there while we garage sale. It’s a way to spend time with my kids and have fun at the sales. We actually check out online sites that tell what the certain sales have to offer and try to get there before they are even open, unless stated otherwise. That way we can most all the time, what we are looking for, from checking on the internet sites.
What I love are the actions that we go to. I wish I had a bigger truck on those occasions. Of course we check it out what they have in the ones that are in various states. I’ve gotten some butt kicking antiques that way. Sometimes we find whole bedroom suits that we need to store and get a few trucks together to make the trip back to get what we bought.
I always get really excited when warmer weather comes and then when the kids get out of school, or can get a break, we spend lots of fun and also get all kinds of treasures. I’m glad that they now like sales. Who doesn’t with the economy as it is and money matters being what they are. It really helps out a great deal going to these sales and auctions. It’s like a hobby for the family to do together.
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Waking up in the middle of the night to a terrible noise of metal and wood being demolished, is not good at all. At first I thought someone had hit a telephone pole by the side of the road, and was worried that someone had gotten hurt.
I turned on the porch light and saw that it had started to snow sometime while I as asleep. Then, I saw my mail box. Someone had just hit it, and totally demolished the poor thing. They never stopped either.
From the looks of the way they took down my mail box, I’m pretty sure their car is in pretty bad shape. The mail box was mounted on a solid post, that was about two and a half feet into the ground. I could see the skid marks in the snow, and I give them credit for at least trying to stop, but they could have at least come to the door to tell me that they had hit the darn thing. I did have lights on, as I fell asleep reading and it was only about 10:00 pm. Now I need to get a new mail box.
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With my daughter getting her drivers license and us putting another truck on the road, this time for her, we are going to have to update our Auto Insurance. It really scares me that my kids all will be driving. My youngest daughter is a good driver, but I have to keep remembering she has not driven much in the city. Since we live in a rural area and basically out in the country, surrounded by corn and wheat fields…most of our roads are country roads. Some of said roads are perfectly normal paved roads and while traveling along, they will suddenly turn into total dirt roads. Okay, we also have our roads that are gravel and stone, or some that are mixture of mud and gravel when it rains. Of course I taught my daughter how to drive on these roads, but she has been doing more in town and small city driving lately. Yep, time to update insurance.
My husband’s auto insurance is due soon as well as my son’s and I have talked to him about looking into various other insurance companies other than what we have right now and have had for some time. I have heard of Prime Insurance Agency, which is worth checking out and since we are updating, I would like to also like to hear other rates for our Homeowners Insurance.
I personally don’t think a person can have enough insurance. I mean, I worry a lot now about the kids being out on the road and also about my husband’s long drive to work and back. One never knows what could happen. It’s the same with the house. The way the weather has been so crazy, and tornadoes, fires and other natural disasters, it just doesn’t hurt to be covered.
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My dear friend Cheryl lives in South Chicago. Her husband is an over the road truck driver and is gone for quite a few months out of the year unfortunately, because of the economy and the need for him to take on more of a work load. This couple are the greatest, most loving of one another couple I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Cheryl’s car is on it’s last leg and she called to tell me that for her anniversary, her husband Dave came home on a weekend layover with the news of an anniversary present. Since he is gone so much, he worries about her and the kids and the transportation situation, he told her to get the vehicle she has wanted for eons. It’s a Honda Accord. And believe me, I have heard her wish list so many times that when she said, “Guess what?”, I knew right away what Dave had planned!
Cheryl told me all about finding “her car” at, http://www.ednapletonhonda.com which is one of the largest dealers of new and used Honda’s in her area. She was totally beside herself with excitement and it takes a great deal for my dear friend to show this kind of major enthusiasm about a car, believe me. She is usually a really laid back and mellow person that sort of just drifts along in “sedate peaceful mode.” Not with getting the car she has always wanted though, apparently. She even offered to pay for me to come to visit…no scratch that… to come and help her, to pick out just the right Honda. A useless visit, since she already knew exactly what she wanted and had had her eye on for months.
Chery gave me a blog link so I could look for myself exactly what she was going to get and to look at other cars that they had. It was totally impressive, to tell the truth. It actually made me want to look into visiting and got ME thinking about a new vehicle. Very well put together blog, that was informative and impressed me to the max. So…in the future, I just might think about going to check this place out in person. I wish we had such a dealership here where I live. I must say, even looking on line at the blog they have, made me feel secure in purchasing from them. Now to have Cheryl take a road cruise in the near future!!
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We have decided to get my son a new to him anyway, car. He indeed needs one. It’s really hard in these times for young adults just starting out. If one considers the price of gas, and the fact that in order to get a job, they need a car. In order to go to collage or trade school, they need a car to get to the job to pay for it all, plus moving out of the home and living one their own is so costly too. It seems that these kids now in this era can’t win for loosing, so the least his dad and I can do it try to help in a manner that we are able. While choosing a vehicle we are also checking into and extended warranty, to be on the safe side and know at least it can cut the price down with fixing, if anything happens to happen and he needs to take the car in to be fixed.
With all of our cars or trucks, I have always insisted on getting a car warranty for just this purpose. I don’t want a big bill that ends up so high I can’t pay, especially with a used car. My son’s car that his older sister gave to him when he turned 16, had a warranty, but it expired as he didn’t have to money at the time to renew it. Shopping around it the best bet, to find out about rates and what the warranty will cover, and the price of how much it’s going to cost to have one.
As far as I am concerned, when buying an auto from a auto dealer, one must always ask about the auto warranty. I can’t stress it enough. Find out what it covers, for how long, the rates. It’s well worth it in the end if you need a mechanic to fix things.
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