Tuesday, October 4, 2011

You just never know what is in store once you get out of bed

Post # 177     Remember the other day I got the butterfly bushes for 99 cents on the clearance table at one of my local home improvement stores?  I stopped by that same store again one day this week.  Look what I found! and look what I was able to get in my little Ford Escort all in one trip!  LOL! That car has hauled more shrubs, trees, dirt, landscaping materials than most pickups in town! Large lilac bushes-- $7 instead of $24, $2 trumpet vines, $2 honeysuckle and $2 crape myrtles plus the tall thing is a globe willow tree.  They are considered trash trees around here but I like them and it was $15.  You just never know what the day will bring.
My sweet grandsons cleaned all the potting soil & mulch out of the car for me....
We took the car to that new Toot n Totum....their vacuums are awesome! Here is a photo just in case you think I made up that name! My son calls it Fart n Fetch'm.  As it turns out it was really nice that my car was cleaned up so well because as things around my house took a bumpy turn I realized for my sanity I need a car that isn't 13 years old, doesn't scare me to death by dying constantly at street lights and in the McDonald's drive up, doesn't need alot of mechanical work that I can not do, that does have some luxuries like A/C and a dome light, and that since I can afford a car payment my old Escort would be a blessing to someone who could not afford any other car at the moment, so, long story short, I bought a car.  It is used, a 2009 Kia Rondo. This is the second car I have purchased from Pete's CarSmart Kia.  That car dealer has been very good to me.  The first time I bought a car from them a decade or so ago I was a single mom, low paying job, in debt, not a very good credit score, no down payment money, in desperate need of a cheap car to get me to work and alot of help to get someone to finance it.  They  were good to me.  This time if I could have bought any car I wanted I would have purchased an American made car but.....I am single grandma, living on retirement and SS disability, in debt, better credit score, no down payment money, in desperate need of a car that starts when I turn the key and doesn't die at every streetlight and will get me to my son's house on time every morning so I can babysit and they can get to work.  I tried another dealer first.  Dang, I really, really hate the car buying game at some dealers.  After a couple of hours, that seemed like days, at the other dealer, I left there and went to Pete's.  I really wanted an American made car but this is the real world and I needed a good but cheap car and I needed a relatively stressfree buying experience.  My depression and anxiety has been absolutely awful this past couple of weeks and I can not handle any hassles.  Considering I am doing without medication right now I need to be at a place where I am as comfortable as possible, I trust them, I don't feel taken hostage, I known I can tell them how the cow ate the cabbage (lay out the facts) and they will do the same and we can strike a deal in a really short amount of time and get me out of there.  I did, they did, I was out of there in a very reasonable amount of time and I am super happy with what I got.  The bank requested I get an extended warranty for the vehicle, so the dealer requested they give me a lower interest rate to keep my payment down.  I appreciated that.  If you need to buy a car, want a good deal, to be treated respectfully, and want a pleasant purchasing experience then let me suggest you give Dustin Tebo a call ... Petes Car Smart Kia, 4701 S. Soncy Road Amarillo, Texas 79119   806.351.1122 Office         210.268.3479 Cell    mailto:dtebo@petescarsmartkia.car-crm.net    Not a paid endorsement, I am not his mother or anything, just a satisfied customer.  If you do call him tell him I sent you, maybe he will give me something out of the gift shop! :) my idea, not anything he mentioned.  Love my new-to-me car.  And one of the coolest things??? They have a gift shop inside the car dealership, with lots of cute things, not overpriced (such as a pretty, flower shaped spiral pad with a little pen and a clip so you can put it on your visor for under $2) They also had sock monkeys.....

2 comments:

~It's Just Me~ said...

I don't know whether you are getting my messages Carol, as the ones for the Lime post never showed up. Just wanted to tell you how proud of you I am! You are doing just amazing lately and I hope it keeps up! So happy for you on the car and plants deals! You found some real bargains there! Have a wonderful weekend!

~It's Just Me~ said...

I don't know whether you are getting my messages Carol, as the ones for the Lime post never showed up. Just wanted to tell you how proud of you I am! You are doing just amazing lately and I hope it keeps up! So happy for you on the car and plants deals! You found some real bargains there! Have a wonderful weekend!