Friday, March 2, 2012

I bought a car!

I'll show you pictures at the end of this post. First, though, I'll share a few other pictures that were on my camera card.

Our guard dogs, keeping watch: :)
Dad, Andrew and I went to Selby to buy my car this morning/afternoon.

On the way, we stopped by one of our hayfields and Dad ran through the snow to some of our few remaining hay bales to get a sample. A gentleman in Oklahoma wants to buy whatever we have left for sale (which is all of about 2 loads), but would like to know the quality of it... Hay sales have been such a tremendous blessing from God this Winter!!!!!

I paid for my car with cash, so if you can figure out how much money I'm holding, you'll know how much my car cost! :)

We dropped the hay sample off at the post office in Linton. This house was right by the post office... It used to be a church and I thought it looked really neat now! I wonder how they'll use the bell tower?

The wind was really blowing when we headed South and by the time we were on our return journey, the roads were getting very slushy and slippery. The last 30 miles of our trip were especially icy and Andrew had to drive very slow and, even then, we slid a little bit a few times....

We stopped in Strausburg for a few minutes so the guys could look at some other vehicles at Kens' Auto Sales (cars and pickups that need repairing). There was quite a bit of snow there!

And FINALLY, here is my car!

It's an '04 Stratus; it needs new tires; and will need quite a bit of work under the hood----replacing the water pump and a couple other things.... It was very reasonably priced though and Andrew says he will not charge me what it would cost if I took it into a shop to be repaired, so I hope this was a good choice! :)

The ad had said the car was silver, but the more we look at it, the more we say it's a bit on the blue side of things. What do you think? I'm excited to have a car!!!

This morning, I found a nice surprise in my aquarium! When my parents and Jacob were in Bismarck yesterday, they'd bought me a few new fish as an early birthday present. :)

Andrew arrived home this morning around 10:30. He had spent the night over in Fargo (with Jared and Trevor at a hotel) and had lots to tell us tonight at the supper table. I guess there were 9 district conventions going on all at the same time, so they all had their hands full! Andrew said he's known there (to the Ron Paul team) as "The milkman", as Andrew (or my mom) takes milk to the Bismarck Ron Paul headquarter/office whenever possible and I guess some of the other guys on the team have been there to taste it as well. :) Funny!

Well, I think that is all the news I have to update you with for now. We're looking forward to a day of rest!



Kimberly said...

I loved the pictures, Cora. You do a good job keeping your blog interesting. Hearing about what is going on there is nice. Have a blessed Sabbath.

Cora Beth said...

Thank you for the encouragment, Kimberly!!! I, no, we love reading your blog as well! :)