Friday, June 14, 2013

Cars, Colleges and Ice Cream

I really don't know what is going on, I sit down to post and then I'm called away.  Posting is becoming a bit difficult.  So let's see if I can finish today.

Well, as you know my darling little daughter graduated.

We signed her up for college.  After much thought she is going to a local college.  I'm so happy about that.  She's my baby and really such a good girl that I'm not anxious for her to leave the nest.  This way I can spoil her a bit more.

And a few days later, she was rear ended and her car was totaled.  Oh Dear!  Sorry no picture of that.  She did a lot of research and found another car.  I was quite impressed when we went to the car dealership, as I listen to her tell the salesman all about the cars. (That's a switch Eh?  And from a girl!) She knew all the specs on the car, including all the engine specs.  So after some every tough negotiating both with the salesman to come down on the price and her Dad to allow her to purchase a stick shift, here's Serena with her brand spanking new car!
Does this girl look happy?  LOL  Well, I'm proud of her as she is buying this car herself.

I will tell you a little funny that happened while we were getting the car.  At one point in the negotiating we actually walked out and left the dealership building.  Serena convinced her dad this was the car for her and we went back in.  Then during the finance portion, as we were signing the papers, she mentioned that the horsepower is 201 - I quickly threw up my hands and said "No way!  You can's have that car! That's just too much!"  (Well, I was just teasing Serena because her "totaled" car was 200 horsepower") She knew instantly I was teasing.  But the finance guy about wet his pants!  You should have seen the look of shock and horror on his face.  (Horror of not closing the deal!)  It was so funny!  We just laughed - eventually he realized I was just teasing and tried to laugh too.

And in other news - news other than Serena.  (One would think this blog is about her! )  We took the grandkids out for ice cream.  Yep, it's official.  Mark's name is now Gampa - ice cream.
Troy is little enough that when he sees his Grandpa, that instead of saying Hi, he starts saying "Ice Cream, Gampa! Ice Cream!"   Obviously, Troy knows the important things in life.

No sewing this week.  And I'm loving it!

Now what's going on with you?


  1. Best wishes to your beautiful college bound daughter and her new ride! Ice cream ...always a good way to celebrate everyday of life ... :) Pat

  2. Congrats to your daughter and I love her new car (we have a Honda LOL)and if I shout Ice Cream Gampa will I get one too! ;-) Hugs Linda xx

  3. Congratulations Serena on your graduation and double congrats. for knowing what you want and purchasing your own. I like a girl who knows what she wants.

  4. What a bright, intelligent and independent young lady you have raised! Good for her!

  5. Serena is such a pretty girl and a tough bargainer too - love it :). Our son is going to a local college, and like you, I'm so happy to get to have him here a bit longer. Yup - ice cream is VERY important :). Love all of your pretty stitching - Linda! That mail box is too cute!!

  6. What a wonderful feeling to have a child graduate! Serena sounds like a fantastic girl; probably takes after her mom. My three kids are in their 30's (argghh!) and I have been living the life of bliss and contentment since then. (What is that strange feeling? Is it my nose growing???)