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Car Shopping

It’s time to go car shopping. I’ve been checking out popular automobile websites online, reading my newspaper’s classified ads, and I even picked up a few car sales magazines. It’s a little overwhelming, to tell you the truth.

I need something that I can pay for with the money we’ll get from the insurance company. I might be able to swing something that’s a little more if I can make payments. I’m not looking forward to talking to car dealers, but I’m not ruling it out.

I saw a cute little 4 door sedan for sale for only $7,500. I’m going to check it out this afternoon. It will be nice if my search ends there and I don’t have to head out to the car lots this weekend.

A little bit of bling never hurt anyone

One of the things I enjoy doing, when I have a few extra minutes, and a few extra dollars, is going shopping for fashion jewelry. To be honest, I don’t have as much jewelry as most of my friends and relatives, because I always make sure that the household needs are taken care of before splurging on something like that, but every now and then I like to treat myself to something nice. I try to buy something that will be timeless, and classic, because I don’t want to spend my money on something that will go out of style in only a few months. I don’t have money to waste on short-term trends, you know what I mean?

I found it!

I was so surprised to be able to find the boss fender reverb pedal that Dave put on his Christmas gift wish list when I was shopping today! I was at the mall, and just happened to be walking past a store that sells musical instruments. I didn’t think I’d have any luck finding it, but I went straight to the employee standing behind the counter and asked him if he could help me. When I showed him the list, he told me that he only had one left in stock, and he took me right to it! Within just a couple of minutes the item was paid for, bagged, and I was on my way out the door to finish the rest of my shopping! I am so glad that gift is out of the way – I thought that was going to be the hardest one to find!

More Tablet Shopping

On my way home from work I today I went back out to test drive a few more tablets.  I really liked that one of  Androids had the capability to watch Flash videos.  This would make streaming video from some of my favorite sites a breeze.  The IPad doesn’t have this feature but it seems so very easy to use that I might just get it anyway.

I’ve been wanting an IPad from the start and think I’m sold on getting the model with 16GB, WiFi only, and black casing.  I don’t really think I’ll need storage space and if I do I can just tether it to my pc and move stuff over, so 16 GB should be more than enough.  The model with 3G  seems like it would be a bit much for my needs.  Most every where I go has WiFi so why should I pay an additional monthly fee for the 3G service? Finally, I want the black one simply because it won’t show dirt and grime  as bad if I get it scratched at all.

I think I’ll bring Lady Bug to the Apple Store with me tomorrow to purchase the one I like the most and then go out for an ice cream treat.