News @ 11! (I’ll Be Asleep Though.)

So, basically, I’m in the position that some wives find themselves in. Married forever. Spouse dies. Can’t get a loan for anything because they have no credit. While I don’t blame the “banks” for wanting their money, it still sucks. (Luckily, my spouse hasn’t died and will outlive me by a long time!) Turns out the “bank” was worried about my debt to income ratio. Never mind that I know what I’m doing and will commit to making the payments cause I know that I can. Let’s figure out a lot of other shit and make our own rules. Unfortunately you have to do it or do without. Bastards. I hate not being treated as an adult.

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Not much else going on. Raining. Fog just at the tree-top level. It’s like Nature is trying to dump a summer’s worth of rain on us in a couple of weeks before getting to the Winter rain. Burned the rest of the trash while it was raining and finally got that out of the way.

Feeling short of breath today. I smoked way too long.

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And that’s pretty much it. Spent the rest of the day just chillin’ and not doing much at all. Watched “Jack The Giant Slayer” and am doing “Ender’s Game” now. Don’t think I’ll finish it tonight.

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Thursday Morning Contemplations

So, sitting here at my desk @ 0730 this drizzly Thursday morning, I have to say that there is really only one thing that pisses me off about this Truck. I originally set out to buy a truck on my own; to build up my credit and do something without asking my lovely young bride for money. Too long I’ve had to ask her for the bucks to do anything. (I needed a new truck with better towing too, so it wasn’t just to do something on my own.)

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Somehow, and I’m really not too sure how, SWMBO got involved in the financing part and it’s too late to keep her off the paperwork. I know she had to sign off on the old truck to trade it in, but where did it turn to the financial part? I don’t know to blame Haselwood for being Haselwood, or myself for being stupid. But I don’t think I’ll ever be able to change it with this truck. Not even if I refinance at our Credit Union.

So I’m really not a happy camper about that. Otherwise I really like the truck. And other than that Haselwood has been great to deal with; everyone has been nice and they really did give me (what I think was) a great price on a nice truck. I don’t know how I’m going to be able to answer that survey when I get it. If it’s only about Marcus (my Salesman) then no problem. He was pretty good. But, if they ask about “overall experience,,,” (Naw. Who am I trying to kid? Overall it was pretty good. I’m just upset right now about the financing. But, no one held me down and forced me to sign the paperwork either. Maybe I really wanted a new truck and didn’t realize it. Or maybe I am just stupid.)

I have been lusting after a full-sized, “King” cab, 4×4 truck for years.

Time to get off my ass and get my day started!

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Busy Day. Traveling Day.

Just getting things done around the house. All the usual.

Picked up a friend and we went over to another friend’s whose giving me an above-ground pool that he’s not using. Almost brand new and in great condition but he wants it gone cause his grandkids aren’t using it. I’ll take it. Will come in handy if we have another summer like the last one.

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Then I had to go on into Shelton to renew my driver’s license. Damned thing expired last June and I didn’t notice it. They charge me an extra $1 for renewing late. And now that’s done for the next 6 years.

Took my friend back to his house and came on home. Playing in the truck trying to learn how things work. Programmed the built-in garage door opener to open both our garage doors. (Separate buttons for separate doors, of course. Wouldn’t do for both doors to open/close all the time.)

Trying to track down paperwork the Navy Federal Credit Union wants before they’ll release the funds for the truck. SWMBO will help me find all that when she gets home tonight and I’ll turn it in tomorrow. Along with a copy of my new license.

I really like this truck. Rides smoooooootttthhhh. My friend has offered to sell me his Tent-Trailer for $2k; which seems like a good deal. It’s a 1998 Coleman Casa Grande that is in really good shape. I know; we’ve used it on a trip. Yep, just looking around  online and found the same unit for $9200. Most of these I can find “for sale-used” go from $2600 up. Hmmm.

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And, hey, I did get the new truck in the garage and the garage door closed. Very, very tight fit. But it fits. I won’t have to park outside this winter!

MCARC 2-meter Wednesday Chat Net went well.

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