The weather looked to get ugly by evening so Ben and I headed out early and it was getting ugly by the time we made it to the PizzaHut meeting place in Lincoln IL. Met the seller, but not his wife, in their bigger vehicle, with the kids and parked a very safe distance from the little red car. Very safety smart family. I liked that. But the roads coming home got worse and worse long before we found our way back to Wall St. and parked both the little red car and Jake's jeep.
Now, I start spending money, title transfer fee, sales tax, current registration, renew the plates on my old truck also, 1 stop spending into the state revenue coffers. That will be Tuesday. The car only had 1 key and it is chipped security key, and 1 key fob, so that is a call to the dealership in J-vile to hopefully order a couple correct, chipped, expensive keys and another key fob. Monday's 'car is costing me money' thing. And stop by Fisher Automotive to set up appointment about those squishey brakes I do not like, an oil change and please order correct for the car tires with far more road gripping tread for my driving security.
I will be moving funds from slush funds to support this new to me car, and that will include seat covers, custom dash and back deck covers, I already picked up a steering wheel cover so that is done. And since the car has a CD player, I need to make some car CDs and get some sort of small storage bin that will fit in that between the seats storage critter. The back seat will need a cover, I will pull out fabrics and make that.
And the truck will still get repaired and come home to be the old house and other jobs truck and the back up for the Back Up, Buying this car, now, I feel, is a good decision but I know it eats into my hobby/wood/bike building funds. So, I plan to start out taking good care of this purchase, do have insurance on it, did that at PizzaHut, after paying for the car and while sharing a meal with Ben. It will impact doll spending funds but the truck has already done that.
It will not impact my on going old house project, which has ceiling paint drying with wall paint going on soon. I will cry about the cost and arrange to have 4 sheets of drywall delivered from my 'up the street' place of business, where I also have a paid in full account. They will deliver, and the fee is not that bad, the cost per sheet is higher than buying it out of town but the truck down did that in and it is either my attic job is on hold for a month or more or I get the needed drywall here in town.
A month delay is not workable if I am to remain sane and live in this house. My sleeping area in the attic is a disaster, I have no sewing area, I have stuff everywhere, dolls are packed up once again and the attic is drafty, or draftier than it will be once all the drywall and osb is installed, seams done, a bit of foam in a can used to seal up some drafts. And it will be cleaner, better organized and way past time I got that work done.
Ben is my labor while he is living here, not always the best at getting with the needed work but he does a good job, just drags things out and doesn't put in a lot of work time when he could. Progress is progress, and he lives here, I am supporting him and he is my 'free' labor for now.
So, a nice car to drive once again and not bad on gas, I will flag the antenna so I can find it, that will take some time, once I am driving it to work, to recognize my own car.