SUCCESS!! We went to a local dealership yesterday and I was totally not expecting to be signing any papers without lots of talking and discussions and research. Normally we would go to a place and test drive, and I would fall in love and then Joe would see the numbers and panic and we'd have to sleep on it and there would then be disappointment and heartache.
It was going in this direction all the way up until the salesman kept asking how much you wanna pay, what's it gonna be. Then Joe checked the bank account to find out what we pay on our current Subaru and found out the exact payoff on it (cuz we were trading it in) and that brought the price down some more. What clinched it, I offered to help pay half the down payment (with jewelry money) and help out with the payments each month. It's not that much more so I agreed. Now I better start selling some jewelry!
Here is the car we picked. It's a black Subaru Impreza, 2010, gray interior, all-wheel-drive, power everything, automatic transmission, moon roof, 6 disc changer, 4 doors, and lots of airbags.
The best part is, we got rid of the old subaru because it was starting to nickle and dime us big time. And the windshield wiper fluid doesn't work, I JUST found this out, and with the weather lately, that is just sooo unsafe. Talk about worried. Geesh Joe!
We actually liked the salesman, he wasn't your typical suit and tie, pompous asshole like we normally deal with. He was really young, and was wearing a leather jacket. We thought that was pretty cool. and kind of funny. but we only laughed whenever he would leave the room. lol
well anyway, enjoy this week's Bead Bloggers Links!
The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Each representing a different spectrum of lampwork glass, Andrew shares the new additions to his bead collection from two different artists.
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
When you check out this ornament kit which is available for you to make, it will REALLY put you in the spirit!
Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei is saying Thank you and Merry Christmas by giving away a gift certificate to artbeads.com!
Katie's Beading Blog
Katie's making tons of earrings this season. Here are a few fun ideas for your own last-minute gifts!
Jean shares 3 easy tips for making holiday gift production a little less stressful.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
Melanie shows a sneak peek of a pair of earrings she made for the upcoming book Steampunk Style by Jean Campbell
Cindy Gimbrone aka Lampwork Diva
Inspired by Grandma's necklace, Cindy creates an edgey look with CZ's.
Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi wonders if anyone else is working on Spring.
Cyndi shares a new tutorial featuring one of Earthenwood Studio's fabulous new pendants!
Barbe Saint John - New Jewelry from Forgotten Artifacts
Barbe gets all steamy over the new Steampunk Style book!
Art Bead Scene
It's the first day of Art Bead Scene's annual Twelve Days of Free Projects!
About.com Jewelry Making
Thinking of making some beaded ornament covers? Then you'll need to know the size bulb to use too.
A Bead A Day
If you find yourself in need of a quick holiday gift, don't overlook memory wire! With this simple design, you can make one for all your friends.