...since I wrote in this blog. It's been a bit of a hectic time at mi casa (a little Mex lingo here) lately.
My sister down in Modesto needed a car and there was no one there to help her find a new used car so, naturally, she called on me.(I'm, also, the 'computer person' in times of need)((but, that's another story))
Anyhoo, I have been scurrying to and fro (mostly fro) here and there, (mostly there) scanning the horizon for a bargain used vehicle. I found one at a car lot here in Red bluff, a Suzuki SideKick, I think the moniker was, a smallish suv I opined she'd like so I took some photos of it and sent them to her via e-mail. I was right; she really liked the looks of it,-but,(and this is the kicker) the price was too high for her! Oh, well.
So I broadened my horizons and pulled up on the pc and perused a few days of Craigslist used cars and trucks and,-'voila!'-I found just the car; not too old and reasonably priced! It was living over the other side of Redding, some distance away, but I was not deterred and I phoned the fellow who was the owner and arranged for a time to inspect the vehicle, loaded up mi espousa (a bit more Mex lingo there) and went to that place and did, indeed, inspect the aforementioned vehicle!
*Just to clarify things, whilst I was unwittingly awaiting the advent of this, the last and chosen vehicle, to make it's appearance, I pursued many other leads, both in Red Bluff and in Redding, so, of course, some time and travel had passed and occurred; it was not just, "check Craigslist and drive over there and buy the car," by any means; hence, the passage of a considerable amount of time.(a couple of weeks)*
We did go there and thoroughly inspect and drive the vehicle and found it to be quasi (on the 'up' side) exactly what we needed! Yay!
The car had been adopted as a newborn by an elderly couple who only drove it to church and back and to the grocery store on rare occassions. (they were very slender and ate very little) During one of these trips to church, divine providence dictated they had owned this car long enough and sent another car hurtling into the right side of the newly (by us) discovered vehicle, dinging the side slightly but to the degree to render it unseemly and no longer wanted by that elderly couple.
That is how the present owner came to acquire the vehicle. He and his fiance' brought the injured vehicle home and nursed it back to health and intended to keep it forever as a permanent member of their family, and would have done just that except the lady fiance' acquired an illness and went to Heaven without her loved ones, the man and the vehicle.
The man mourned the loss of his soul mate and was reminded of her unfortunate expiration with each glance at the adopted vehicle and was compelled to find it a new home and family. -That, of course, would be my sister and, in fact, it is.
I bought the car and my sisters' daughter came up from Modesto on the Greyhound Bus and drove the car back to Modesto without incident and they all (sister, her two daughters and her grand daughter) went to Taco Bell for a taco or two each! My sisters' oldest daughter, Gail drove the brand new used car (an Oldsmobile 88) to Taco Bell and my sisters' grand daughter, Shelby, drove the Olds 88 back home and a good time was had by all! 'whew'
So now, it's jam session time once again and I and mi espousa, La Donna de'l Nebraska (a little more Mex lingo here) will go to the jam session place today and do one of our things,-sing; -our other 'thing' is eating and staying cool.
And so I go now but, in the words of our esteemed Governor, "I'll be Back!"