Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rewriting A Love Story

After all but passing out before midnight last night, I found I couldn’t sleep in this morning. I just couldn’t sleep. I laid in bed for an hour before finally just getting up. Must be leftover excitement from yesterday.

I still only have a cursory understanding of how things in the car work, even after going through a “cheat sheet” pamphlet and thumbing through the 2-inch thick owner’s manual. I made a quick run to the milk store by myself last night just as the sun was going down and nearly jumped through my skin when I pulled in the driveway, turned off the car, and the interior lights came on! This car does everything but drive itself which is scary in a way because that means there are that many more things that can go wrong.

In all the excitement of the car, I nearly forgot what I had done on Friday (and confirmed yesterday during the mother’s and my decadent shopping trip).

Remember the refrigerator that the mother fell in love with that would NOT fit in our kitchen. Well, I found a Maytag that, while not the same brand as her unrequited love, LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE IT and, WILL fit! And here’s the most beautiful part of all. You’ll want to pay attention to this if you could use something from Home Depot.

Through May 4, you can get 10 percent off online purchases at HomeDepot.com! Just use the code SAVE22. (I did find that there are some things it WON'T let you buy online. Lowe's is a little more liberal in this category.

And, if you’re in the market for appliances, May is “Maytag Month.” You can get a MasterCard giftcard up to $150 when you buy certain appliances or sets of appliances. (The refrigerator is worth a $75 one.)

So, in the past 24 hours, I’ve bought a car and a refrigerator. (Trying not to panic by reminding self that these are things we have been saving for.) Perhaps I’ve changed my name to Rockefeller. This might not be a bad time to check my Powerball ticket.

11 comments:

MonkeyGirl said...

Wow, when you let lose, you really go all out!

starsimplified said...

Uh, while you're feeling so generous, I could really use a new countertop!
And carpet... But no rush!

Seriously, congratulations on your beautiful new car and that refrigerator you've both longed for! That's really cool. I'm happy for you.

Vicki said...

Ooh, ooh, ooh! Congrats! I can't wait to start reading my reader again to catch up on all that's been going on. I've got a lot I see!

Jayne said...

I'm glad you found a fridge that will fit! Maybe the mother will fall in love with this one, too.

sewwhat? said...

A Caddie? Oh my gosh! Don't park it next to my lowly Toyota. I love the pearl color, hope you enjoy the bells and whistles, you'll really like all the lights and bells that go off automatically! You deserve to be spoiled!

Mama Martha said...

Can't wait to see pics of this new purchase too.

NV said...

MG -- Yeah. You know me.

Star -- Would love to help your cause but I still need a countertop -- and a stove, microwave, and sink -- too! If I can land Powerball though your counter and carpet are yours.

V -- Thanks! Yeah, it's been nuts around here so I, too, am WAAAAY behind on my reading.

Jayne -- Thanks! That's what I'm hoping for. I hope it's what we're expecting.

sewwhat -- There's nothing lowly about a Toyota. And thanks! I have waited a VERY long time for all the bells and whistles. I think I'm ready!

MM -- Got a while yet on this one. I'm just praying that I have a lot of OTHER kitchen-related pix to share before then so that we're ready to bring in the fridge!

Liz said...

How exciting! Pearl is quite a lovely vehicle and I'm sure you'll enjoy getting to know her.

Liz said...

How exciting! Pearl is quite a lovely vehicle and I'm sure you'll enjoy getting to know her.

NV said...

Thanks, Liz! We're having fun so far.

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