Saturday, October 8, 2011

Busy, busy, busy week!

For a quite some time I was looking for a new car. I wanted something small and economical. The options were endless:

 a smart car (unknown men on the picture)

 Smaudi A3 AWD

Smorvette

 Smamborghini

 Smerrari

 Smorsche

and finally - the Smustang!

Before I decided to buy one I drove a few. None of the above were available in the Yukon so I limited my options to Toyota Corolla, Mazda 2 and Chrysler 200. I liked Corolla a lot and I really liked the 200,  couldn't decided between these two. Corolla has an excellent consumer report ratings as the most reliable vehicle but 200 is an awesome looking car... Well, couple days ago again I took the little Toyota for a ride - this time wasn't just a test drive but actually I drove the way I would drive my own car. And I decided that Corolla it is! Yesterday I took a day off work, grabbed Freddy with me and we went to a dealership, did the paperwork, got sold on a few extras and went to insure the vehicle and get new plates. In the mean time we celebrate our new purchase in Japanese style - lunch at Tokyo Sushi, our local Japanese restaurant. By 5 PM I was driving on Alaska Highway in my new babe. Here she is:


She came with a lovely panda (well, to tell you the truth - I asked for it):



Next week we are going back to the dealership and the car will have a little makeover (added bodyside mouldings, rear bridge spoiler and a rear bumper protector)

By the end of the day Freddy and I were exhausted, just flopped on the couch and watch three shows in the row, the CSI New York, Nikita and Fringe. 

HALLOWEEN MUST BE NEAR!

I noticed lately that a lot of ravens are gathering around...

So, in the mood of the season I worked on the Halloween Rules


WHAT I'VE LEARNED THIS WEEK?

The glue on the postal stamps doesn't hold very well to the fabric! I sent  mail art  to my stitching buddy and the poor thing, after being stuck somewhere for almost six weeks, came back to me with a note of not sufficient postage. I am so embarrassed, now I know to use super glue!

LONG WEEKEND 

This weekend is a Thanksgiving in Canada. Tomorrow I'm having a few guests for a turkey dinner. It looks like I'll be busy cooking!

 

15 comments:

  1. Still smiling over the smustang! Those are too cute. Congrats on the new car! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  2. Congratulations on getting a new car. I've been meaning to get a new car almost every weekend, but I'm too cheap or delusional about my current car to get another one, lol. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Way to go girl, the Toyota was a good choice.
    Cheers to a Happy Thanksgiving.
    Be always in stitches.

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  4. Congrats on your new car! Best of luck with it.

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  5. Too cute...love the pics! Congrats on a new car....happy stitching!!

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  6. I like your new car. Enjoy driving it!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. We had our turkey dinner yesterday. My brother & his wife came up from Medicine Hat and we invited another couple who live nearby. It was such fun. Wanda in Edmonton

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  7. I like your new car. Enjoy driving it!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. We had our turkey dinner yesterday. My brother & his wife came up from Medicine Hat and we invited another couple who live nearby. It was such fun. Wanda in Edmonton

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  8. love the pics - they made me chuckle! enjoy your shiny new car..

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  9. LOL, loved the car "choices". We have a lady here in town that's had a smart car for years. It's cute, but I wouldn't feel safe in one.

    Your new ride looks awesome. Enjoy.

    Yes, superglue is a must for mailart. I'm glad it was returned safely.

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  10. Gerald and I laughed at your automobile options ... too funny!!!
    Quadra Island hugs coming your way (although they're a wee bit damp today)

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  11. Congrats on the new car and thank you for signing up for the WIPocalypse. I look forward to enjoying your stitching progress next year!

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  12. lol, quite a selection of cars :) Congrats on the new car.
    Your stitching looks great, and thanks for the advice on the superglue; I've never send mail-art through the post, so I might have made a simular mistake.

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  13. I like the Smustang! Too cute - love the new ride - enjoy! Lovely stitching, too.

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  14. Make sure you come by my blog today to enter my birthday giveaway and see your princess costume! hehe Will be back later to catch up on your posts:-) xoxo

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  15. Thanks for sharing pics of all the cars you didn't get! Congrats on your wonderful new car (and panda). Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! I will be cooking turkey NEXT month!

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