Saturday, September 16, 2006

From the frying pan...

of not being sure I'll get to work or home again, to the fire of paying more than I had planned on...lol!

But then I am kind of contributing to my own retirement this way, so i'm not going to "feel guilty" about it.

This morning I got up, opened the kitchen curtain and peeked outside every now and then just to make sure it was really sitting in my driveway! A black 2007 Silverado, 1/2 ton, V-6, regular (or single) cab, 8 foot bed, automatic, air, AM-FM. Nothing extra except a cruise control. Next week it goes back for a sprayed in bed liner and a receiver hitch. For the first time in 6 or 7 years I'll be able to get Dad's bass boat out next spring (if I can come up with money for some batteries for it, a license, etc.).

I went over my walk away price, but mostly because I couldn't get a 0% loan through GM, like I could have a Dodge or Ford. I also sprung for the extended warranty, just in case...

It was quite a treat drving to work and not having to worry about it falling apart underneath me; at some points I got a bit misty over it; in some ways I feel like I'm betraying the old Chrysler (Dad used to try to convince me I couldn't keep them like pets).

Anyway, the deal is done, and I'm ecstatic, although I'm still not sure it's real...

alan

11 comments:

robin andrea said...

Congratulations on buying the new Silverado. You'll have to post a photo of it so we can take a peek too!

Nikki said...

You deserve it... just remember that! Enjoy!

ConnieJane said...

Big boys and their toys!

Enjoy your new ride.... sounds like a beauty.

Hawaiianmark said...

Congrats!

I too got the extended warranty for my (US auto forgive me) Toyota Tacoma Double Cab..Best extra money in my book. I have not had to use it for anything serious, but have used it extensively for minor things.

If you consider my Odometer going kaput minor! My trip odometer worked, but the milage didnt. Go figure. Did not cost a dime, and got a loaner to use as well.

She ran rough once, and I took her in, they did the computer hook up deal, and found something amiss electronically. (I think I clean the engine compartment too often was the reason) Fixed again at no charge.

Fully transferrable as well, so i guess thats a good thing too.

Snap a pix for us to drool over!

Aloha

kath said...

dan has a silverado, too..

i do not get the truck thing.. especially not with him..
his is a 2000.. he got it new.. and he wont put anything in the bed that will make it dirty...

in fact, he has a snap down thingy on it, and gets mad if he has to open it

the thing cost more than our first house! LOL

of course, i am pretty old....

have fun with your new truck.. and if you ever have a little time, maybe you can explain the truck thing to me !

lol

Jen said...

Aw, congrats on the new wheels!! Enjoy!!

Von Krankipantzen said...

Congrats on your new baby.

sjobs said...

COngrats on the new truck. I love getting a new vehicle.

You do deserve it.

Mary

cherish said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy it!

My daughter always cried when I traded a car in. Then one time my husband totalled his truck and she was devastated. I am not sure why she felt like that!

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

So excited for you!!!!
And I've done the "peek" too.

Enjoy it and happy driving!

MB said...

Nothing's like a good truck. Have fun.