Nichole D.
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I currently live in New Mexico with my boyfriend and beautiful daughter in The Retro Palace. I'm currently a student double-majoring in Cosmetology and Architectural Drafting. I spend what little free time I have knitting, crocheting, sewing, and almost any other project I have time for. I do occasionally eat and shower, but only if there is no knitting to be done.

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Monday, July 10, 2006

Oh, the drama...

Alrighty folks, here's an update comin' atcha! Still no news on the stolen car. Although things are starting to finally look up- both James and I were able to borrow money from family, and it looks like we should be able to get a pretty decent car this weekend. At the moment we are really enjoying the swanky rental car. All this positiveness and happy times did not come easily though, folks- here is that story.

Last week James took the commuter bus to stay in Santa Fe Monday to Thursday so he could work. Well, he really wanted to come home Thursday evening, but wasn't sure how it work out, since where the commuter bus drops him off here in town was pretty much the end of line- no way to get home from there besides hoofing it, and that is quite a walk for a tired, hard working man (well, probably for most people, but especially a tired, hard working man). Well, that morning, James' aunt Maria contacted us and said her daughter's neighbor, this sweet little old lady, was selling a decent car for only $850! It was in really good condition, she only used it to get around town, blah blah blah. The plus side was that even after getting that car, we would have enough left over to still get a decent car. Two cars would be a dream for us- I would love to have a way to get around town while James is at work. So we decide to go for it. James is really busy at work, and of course, I'm here in Albuquerque (about 50 miles away for you non- NM'ers). Well, he has to find a way to meet her at the Motor Vehicle Department to sign over the title, because she has all of her possessions in a trust and can't just sell stuff. So he works extra hard to finish all of his stuff and gets over there just in time. He likes the car, so he takes it, gets the title and insurance and everything worked out, and comes home. we picked up a carseat for Joie from his cousin, so that night we decided to go out for a bit of a celebratory dinner. Well, long story short, on the way home from dinner, the transmission slips. Next day we take to Aamco, and they tell us it needs to be rebuilt, plus the torque converter needs to be replaced- all in all over $2000 worth of repairs. Not to mention we won't have the car for days. After freaking out for a bit, we decide it isn't worth it to fix it (duh) and spent the rest of the weekend trying to figure out what the hell to do. In the end, we got our money back, and we junked the car for the sweet little old lady. It sure has been hell, though. Hopefully the next car will last us a bit longer! Thanks everyone for your well wishes and kind words, too- it really helps to know ya got friends when your down on your luck.


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