While I was there, I ended up picking up a group of worthless computers that someone (who shall remain nameless) sold for waaay too much money to a friend of mine (who also shall remain nameless). My CCG (cute computer guy) had indicated that, although the things might have been worth all of five dollars, it was possible that a school could use them as trade-ins on some new units or that he might be able to extract some parts for later use. Well, my friend ended up just giving the computers to me and I ended up dropping them off to my CCG on the way home.
However, as we were unloading the computers, I got a call from the bank saying that it was possible to close a house today that my stepson has been trying to buy. Well, long story short, I spent a good part of the afternoon running him around, tying up final loose ends that seem to go along with closing a mortgage. Especially a mortgage that involved two special grants that equal $36,000.It was several months ago that I shared with you the fact that this particular stepson has some severe mental disabilities. Here is proof that the American dream of owning a home can come true with perseverance and okay, a LOT of luck. If you know someone who is disabled but has the ability to live alone and wants to purchase a home, refer them to the CRA officer at their bank. You never know what assistance there is out there. I admit having reservations of my SS being a homeowner, but won't go into that. The fact is, he was able to buy a solidly built, affordable property with no money down. The grants serve as both a downpayment and source for closing costs. Here's a picture of him in front of the house. I fuzzied his face for his protection. See how I get off on tangents? Anyway, after doing what I needed to get done to assure he could close today and help him with utility transfers, etc., the next thing was to go to where my husband works, trade my van for his truck, pick up our riding mower from the shop, take my SS back to his place so he could continue packing and get myself home to start dinner. Well, by the time I got back here, I decided there was no way that I was going to cook. When hubby got home, I told him we were going to our favorite Mexican restaurant to eat. Actually, it wasn't for the food. I needed a margarita.
You've been recruited to help me make a decision. Yep, you. If you're reading this blog, you're the one I'm talking to! If you had an opportunity to buy a vehicle that can go 100 miles on a gallon of gas would you? Okay, and if this was the vehicle, would you still buy it?(My gosh, are my thighs really that big?)
It comes with a storage thing that fits on the back of the seat, plus the seat raises up to reveal more storage and it even has a small glove compartment. Top speed is probably around 65MPH. I might not be able to load furniture in it, as I do my van, but I could strap a sizeable box full of glassware, doilies, and other small collectibles on the back and use it to go back and forth to the shops. Same thing with groceries - I couldn't fit a vanload of groceries on the back but could use a strapped-on crate to hold quite a bit.
What do you think? It doesn't come in pink, by the way. I checked. But there's an awesome red one that looks just like this blue one. Well, except that it's red, of course. Let's have a vote. What do you think??? THE POLL IS IN THE RIGHT MARGIN! PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE!Finally, here's a new trash to treasure idea: I stripped the wiring from this old floor lamp a looong time ago and then put it aside until I decided what to do with it. Today, I decided it should be combined with a kitchen pot to become a flower pot. Old cooking pots can be picked up at yard sales for less than a dime. Sometimes you can find them in a box marked "free". All I did was poke a hole in the center of the bottom, position it over this little stem thing that was originally meant to screw onto something, add some rocks to help hold it in place, load it up with soil and add plants. Now it sits just outside my garden, in front of the screen door that is positioned next to the entrance. NOW, don't forget to vote for the motorcycle (it's 150cc, by the way) idea and LEAVE A COMMENT to qualify for the June Giftaway!