You know how sometimes things happen for a reason...well, that is how I feel today. Let me start with yesterday evening...
Now most of you know that I enjoy a very simple life, I HATE stress and being in debt!!! Richard and I have worked very hard since we have been married to pay off our debts. We bought and paid for our land, our current home, and so far our new home that we are building and all of our autos. So here is the story...Richard has been on to me for sometime to trade my car in and buy a new one. I really didn't want to because I like my car even though it is OLD!! Yes, my car is a 1994 Buick Regal!!! 14 years old but only has 88,000 miles on it, which is great for one that old. It has plenty of room, leather, all power and I just like how it drives and rides. But I guess, I do need a newer auto, Richard says that it is getting old and things are going to start tearing up on it. After getting stressed and crying last night I decided he was right we did need a new car. I honestly don't think I want a NEW car, maybe one that is a year or two old, but Richard said we needed a new car.
I called Hurricane Chevy and talked to the salesman he took my info and said..."Bring $500 down payment, my old car, and come pick out something!!!" Richard had to work this morning and I was going to meet him in town and make the 2 hour drive to the car lot. I started the morning by getting all the paperwork that I needed, like the car title. We keep the titles and things in a safe. Now the keys have been in the same place for 8 years!!!! I go to get the keys and they are gone!!!! I look everywhere and can't find them, I call Richard and he says we would just have to bust the lock! Andrew and I drag the safe outside and he picks up a cinderblock and busts the lock, get the title and head to town. Stop at the bank to withdraw the down payment and on to the car wash clean the car. Still had a few minutes to kill before Richard got off work, so we headed to Walmart to look around. Mom called the cell, and asked if I wanted her to pick up the boys so they wouldn't get so tired waiting around at the car lot. As she was pulling out of the parking lot, I was going to run down to the dollar store.....my car would not start!!!!! As many years as I've had this car, nothing has ever gone wrong with it!!! So I didn't call Mom to come back because I figured Richard would be calling soon and he could get it started. So I walked back in Walmart to walk around and wait! Finally, Richard called and said he was held up at one of the mines which was a few hours away!!! Now when I arrived at Walmart it was 11:15am, Richard arrived 2pm! He and one of his friends came and he ended up calling another friend of his that owns a garage and they decided it sounded like the starter. Took the started off and took it to buy another one and in the end it wasn't the starter!!! Anyway, my car was towed out of the Walmart parking lot at about 7:30pm!!!! Yes, I was there the whole time!!!! Jerry from the garage just called and said he hooked the car up to the computer and it said "Theft deterent" (sp?) He said it was my key! My key has a sensor on it and I guess somehow it messed up!!!
So why did this happen with the keys to the safe and my car???? I'm thinking for some reason we were not supposed to make the trip today!!! What do you think? As I sat there today, I kept thinking...All things happen for a reason, maybe we would have had an accident or something.
Oh and the worse part of my 7 hour visit at Walmart!!!! This Walmart doesn't even have FABRIC!!!!!!!
Hopefully, if all goes well, we will be going down next weekend to buy a car! Right now all I want to do is get a shower and sew!!!!!