What I was going to blog about last night. It has to do with starting FPU. We want to van. Well, ok, I want a van and Michael has agreed to it. I REALLY want a NEW fully loaded with all the extras van. Well, thanks to starting FPU, that probably isn't going to happen. Now I am really bummed. I KNOW that to be practical, we should find a good used one, but finding a good used Toyota is HARD. We got lucky big time when we ran across the 4-Runner. Unfortunately, we are not the best at bargaining and we have really high payments. So maybe, just maybe, if we can sell the 4-Runner outright (we owe more than the trade-in value), then we get a new, un-loaded van for the same or less than what we are paying now. Just maybe. Our credit is pretty good, much better than what it was when we bought the 4-Runner. (Ok, MY credit has improved, Michael's has never been bad.) I cannot help thinking though, that if I had pushed a little more, then maybe I could have gotten that really nice fully-loaded van before we started FPU and then had said "maybe we should have held off." Shame on me, I know.
Other news, we had a good night of sleep last night! WooHoo! The only time I really woke up was to hear a cat loosing their dinner on our bedroom carpet. Thanks to which ever one did that. I was nice enough to wake up when Michael got up to warn him about it so he wouldn't step in it. Part of it was me being selfish and not wanting him to scream out in shock and disgust and to accidentally wake Allisyn. Part of it was my utter disgust for stepping in cold cat ick when I first wake up in the morning. Sometimes I wonder why we have so many fur babies, but I know we wouldn't really give any of them up. Though if you know anyone who could really use one.....
So today I went to lunch with some friends from church after our young mom's bible study. I decided, unwisely, to pay on the way out with Allisyn. Partially because there was a huge line ahead of me. So I get up there, and get my thing signed and am just walking away, and what does Allisyn do? She grabs the toothpick holder and dumps it on the floor. I wanted to die. Luckily the guy was really sweet and was not concerned by it at all. Of course I told her "no" we don't do that. So I got to hear "no" all the way home. She was doing the sign too. Cute, but a little annoying.
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