Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Great Escape

Where to begin...

We have been having issues with the Ford Ranger, and after much debate we decided to get a new car. We wanted to replace the truck with a truck. As luck would have it, we could find nothing in our area that had what we wanted on it..let me rephrase that...that Ian wanted...While at work and on lunch Tammy found an internet ad for a 08 Ford Escape that sounded good. So she called Ian and had him check it out as well. The dealership was closed already so we were going to have to wait until the morning to find out specifics.

The following morning, while we were eating breakfast in the McDonalds, in the Walmart before grocery shopping, the dreary eyed Taminator got the brilliant idea that we should call because she had the phone number scribbled on her hand. While Ian was looking at Gun solvent, Tammy was able to get a hold of the internet sales man who informed her that it had a 4 cylinder/ and was MANUAL, yeah you read that right, manual on an SUV,it was a dream come true. She informed the salesman that they would be up there in about an hour to take a look at it.

After a very fast grocery run, they unpacked the goodies, and were back on the road to the dealership. When our salesman took us out to look at one of two on the lot that we could get at that price, we were impressed. The gas milage was the same that the ranger gets. He showed us some of the goodies and Ian asked if we could test drive it. He got it up to 70 with no issues, go figure right, on a back road, and it purred like a kitty. After a successful test drive we decided to go forward with seeing how much he could get us into it for. After hearing the numbers, we were sold.

While waiting on it to be detailed, we walked over to Rudys and had some yummy BBQ, and just chit chatted. So on to the pictures...

Friday, March 7, 2008


Sorry it's been a while since I have posted an update. Things have been crazy busy with us. We only get one full day off together and the last 3 weeks we have been busy doing something on our Sunday. Wether it be to get lawnstuff such as a lawn mower/edger/hose/water sprinkler - to going to the rodeo like we did last Sunday. We did not like the Austin rodeo. It is very pale in comparison when you have been to the largest - IE: Houstons.

I'm really enjoying work so far. I have been officially at it for a little over a month now and it's getting easier as time goes on. I can't wait to be made full time. There is a lot of growth in the company which I'm super excited about. I have never felt this way about a job ever. As you all know I'm not really allowed to talk about it, just know that I'm enjoying work which not a lot of people can say about their job. Most people say, it's a paycheck and thats the only thing good about it. Not me!

My parents are supposed to come visit not this coming weekend but the following. They are coming up on Sunday the 16th and will go home on Monday the 17th. We are going to treat them to Dukes BBQ which we have recently discovered. We have loved pretty much everything we have tried so far which is a few things. So, everyone be prepared, if you come visit us, you will probably be taken there one night during your stay with us. It's pretty damn good BBQ.

Mistophelee's is doing well. We recently bought her a carpeted window perch that we have in the office that she loves to sit on and look outside from, as well as take MANY cat naps through the day. She is definitely getting older because she sleeps more than she ever has before.

I think that about sums it all up. We are just enjoying life right now and the extra money we are able to put away/ as well as to have some extra to spend is definitely nice.

Hope everyone is doing ok.


tammy and ian