Friday, June 10, 2011

The Carousel of Life

Have you ever felt like you’re on a carousel?  It’s enjoyable, a little exciting, and slightly predictable, yet you occasionally wonder when the ride’s going to be over.  That’s what my life has been like over the past couple of weeks.  Little did I know that it was going to take me away from bloggy land for so long.  My apologies!  In the meantime, I have had a weekend away with DH,  and one sunny weekday for a car-selling photoshoot.

The car.  My beloved ex-car.  I’m happy it all happened so quickly, as it was less painful than drawing it all out.  Monday, I did the photoshoot and made some phone calls.  Tuesday, I listed the car on the interwebz.  Within three hours, there were three responses!  There were more by the next morning.  The first person worked an odd shift, so she couldn’t look at the car right away.  The second person wanted to see it Wednesday.  So, Wednesday I showed the car and made a verbal agreement to sell it.  Then, we came home and sold a set of wheels and a set of shocks to a friend.  Thursday, the car-lookers handed me cash, and I handed them the keys, car, title, records, etc.

So now everyone is saying, “You should have asked for more money!”  Yes, I suppose I could have.  However, it wouldn’t have felt right asking much for a car with almost 200k miles on it and an oil leak.  As it is, I am happy with the way things happened.  My beloved ex-car went to a good home.  That works for me.  Yes, I know it’s an inanimate object, but it meant a lot to me.  Anything you spend a lot of time on or with, be it a house, garden, car, etc. is bound to have some sort of emotion wrapped up in it.  When it’s a labor of love, you have a sense of pride and accomplishment.

So, what’s next for me?  Tomorrow, I’m headed to the countryside to visit an elderly friend.  Sunday, if everything works out, I will be going horseback riding.  Poor DH – he is on a plane.  Might as well have some fun while he is gone!  Hopefully the weather will hold out.  With only a couple of sunny days since I got my new car, there hasn’t been time for a photoshoot.  It’s overcast right now.  I want some sun, dangit!

At any rate, thanks for hanging in there and being patient.  I appreciate it!  And **WELCOME** to the new followers!  You just never know what’s going to happen around here.


  1. Isn't it funny how much emotion gets tied up in our 'things'? When we moved across the country we had a series of garage sales. Who knew I could feel so forcefully about a pot?

  2. aww, things like cars can be pretty hard to part with! make sure to do sumn real cool with the money u made from the car :)

  3. Sounds like a fun adventure! I wish my car-selling experiences were as smooth and seamless as yours.

  4. Have a sister in law who cried when the family sold the car. Funny the things we get attached to.

  5. Most of the car owning folks I know tend to name their cars and they get very attached. Have you thought of naming your new car?

  6. SGS - Yes, I have definitely thought of naming it. It hasn't yet told me, though, if it's male or female!


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