Wednesday, July 29, 2009

24 plus 2 and so much more

It is a hazy hot humid day and I am thankful once again for the inventor of A/C and Jim insisting that we have it installed in our home.

There has been a lot going on in my life. Jim is in my thoughts all day and through out the day and popping up in unusual ways. I was talking to a friend about tattoos and showed him the one I had done in Jim's honor. Mentioning of course, my having some of Jim's ashes mixed in the ink and now in my tattoo. My friend thought that was a very sweet thing to do and then he complained about the dust in the air and wiped his eyes.

The big news for this week is that I am now the proud owner of a brand new 2009 Nissan Versa. I used the 'cash for clunkers' deal and traded in my Dad's Caprice (sorry dad) and got a spankin' new car. Yes, there is a car payment, but I can handle that. I couldn't have done it without the clunkers program or my Dad's car. I had someone say that he would have wanted it and I know this to be true. Last year in May and June I was looking for a used car to put a couple grand into. I talked to Dad and he said to look at a couple that I knew were out of my price range. I told him that and he said "Don't worry, we will take care of that" and I knew he meant he would pay for it. I remember walking down the street talking on my cellphone to him and starting to get teary. See, I was trying to be independent and strong and there was Dad still helping and watching over me. I think he would be happy for me. I can only hope that both Jim and Dad are applauding me for the good business sense and choice and how I ran all the new car dealers around here ragged for a couple weeks. I got good at saying "no, I can't commit now but I will call you back". Boy did I get good at that.


So the Nissan Versa is a great little car - 4cyl and a lot more space on the inside then the outside. It's my Tardis car. I like it!

I had Jim in my dreams on Saturday night. I was exhausted from the car deal in the morning, driving home and then my niece and her fiance visited to help me do some things around the house, then there was my cinema club meeting. It was a busy, busy day. But I woke up on Sunday morning around 4ish and I had been seeing Jim's face and hearing his laughter. I don't remember why, but I know it was a good feeling and that he was with me. His support is important and it helps me get thru each day.

5 comments:

Bismo said...

Congrats on the new car... "TARDIS car", I love it and the color sure does suit it! (I still think of the first season of "Heroes" when I hear Nissan Versa mentioned... overboard product placement there but guess it was effective!)

Beauty tattoo, eh, and very appropriate tribute.

TigereyeSal said...

Nice post, as usual. Congrats on the car and tattoo!

Betts4 said...

Thanks. The car really is cool. The more I drive it the more I think it.

I had the tattoo done Oct 2007 on what would have been his 54th birthday. I just was talking about it to my friend. If you check my posts around that date you will read a great story about the tattoo guy.

Sharon said...

LOVE the photo of you with your new car, Betsy -- was that taken at the dealership? I will be taking a similar photo when I return to the Honda dealer this week with the final paperwork...

I was also tired following the car purchase...probably because it was after a long day of work -- it ended sometime after 8:30 pm....

So glad you're enjoying your ride...;)

Rach said...

Hey Betts! Congrats on the new "baby". It's gorgeous and your father and Jim would both be proud of you. There is nothing more exhausting than haggling and making a HUGE monetary investment. You deserve a nice rest. :o)

I don't think I realized you had the Jim tat. A prefect tribute to a wonderful man and how cool they mixed some of him in with the ink. :o)