Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hot Summer Meltdown HNT

Well, that's probably a little misleading.

As mentioned not too long ago, I've been having car problems. They have somewhat come to a head as of Tuesday night. I was lucky that I could even get the car home. And now that it's there, I'm not so certain I'll be able to get it out under its own power (realistically, all I need to do is get it to the top of the hill and let it coast down to its final resting place...)

So I've started looking at used cars. I have no money to spare to deal with this. For a variety of reasons (for those who think that canceling the trip to BTE's pool party--that was all paid for many months ago). I think I've stumbled across something I'd like. It's a '96, but with low mileage. It's relatively inexpensive, and if it runs well, I'd like to be over with it as soon as possible. I don't want to haggle. Just give me the bottom line! I really don't care if it's not a chick magnet, and I don't really care about a lot of options. Doesn't have power windows? I grew up with a rotary dial telephone--I don't need no stinkin' power windows!

As I was out trolling the car lots last night, I ended up in one where there was a salesman still around (at 9 PM!). He chased me down to hand me his card. Then he mentioned the deals and sales they were having. He was throwing out things like "only $16,000" and "the price is slashed down to $17,500!" I smiled and said I was looking for something substantially less expensive (never say cheaper!). So he hemmed and hawed and said that he had a couple of cars that he could let go for about $8500. I smiled and said I'd give it some thought. And as I was driving out of the lot, my thought was that I could do far better than that. So this is what I did while at work today. Checking out used car prices. This might be harder than I had hoped...

Update!--That wasn't as hard as I thought! Details in the near future!



"I shall take all the troubles of the past, all the disappointments, all the headaches, and I shall pack them in a bag and throw them in the River."

~Trygve Lie



pics by Jon H.
Sometimes the MG isn't so much of a 'Mystery'... This week it's the river girl herself, Barefooted Dreamer. Go see some other river pictures at her site!
A bit lower in numbers this week at "...the Other HNT", but certainly not lacking in quality! Stop by to check out your fellow HNTers! And by definition...it's NSFW!
A mentioned above, the big pool party is less than 10 days away! Still time to let him know if you're coming. There's Texans coming, and a Jersey girl or two, and some assorted New England bloggers (hopefully). And a mystery guest!
Be sure to check the adventures of the OsShirt! This week features the time spent with 13 Messages and his lovely wife!

52 comments:

SapioSlut said...

I'm up and naked on a rope swing (memories of last summer).

Happy HNT!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

I am up with a geography question.... ok, not really- just come see

Anonymous said...

Sage has a "fuber" puter. Hit him up anyway

http://jsgotgame.blogspot.com

Osbasso said...

Be sure to check on Yummy! No use crying over spilled milk!

http://heelsnstocking.blogspot.com/

Elle said...

Ohhh sounds like you found yourself a car! Yay!

I'm up!

mina said...

I am up once more! And congrats on the find! HHNT

Osbasso said...

Autumn is getting too old to stay up late, but she still looks good!

http://www.autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

Vixen said...

*sigh* I'm already missing my inability to make Tony's party....

A new car! Sweet!!!

I'm up!

xo

Jobthingy said...

i saw the click! may not be a chick magnet but there is a good back seat in that sucker ;)

im up. :)

off to bed with me.. the nyquil is kicking in! WOO!

HHNT

xo

Emmy said...

I'm up!

Congrats on the car purchase!!
And your MG ....WOW! :)
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

southerngirl said...

Up and crazy with letters from the sky.......

xx

Mr. Smith said...

Ahh - Car shopping! Bet you can get a 70's Beetle pretty cheap. Were up too!

Sadie said...

I'm up.
Happy HNT y'all!

Xo-Sadie

Jas said...

I"m up and feeling Green!

Dana said...

Really? Is that what you got?? I'm all about practicality and that car makes GREAT sense for your need to haul stuff!

MG?? Wow! Really ... just WOW!

Surprise! I'm up, making it three weeks in a row!

~m said...

Well, you could always paint the car with 'chick magnet' on the side. (Believe you me, I've seen it.)

Looking forward to next weekend - my own personal driver.

I'll be up shortly - both HNT on my blog and here thanks to allergies.cold.

Crystal said...

Trying this again! Car shopping oh what fun. hehe

We're up

xoxo, Crystal

Another Suburban Mom said...

I've got something cooking today. HHNT!

13messages said...

Congrats on the new wheels.

felicity said...

ok completely baffled. But up. HHNT.

padme amidala said...

Happy HNT Os. :) We haven't put up a HNT picture in a few weeks. We have a spanking new one over at Journey to the Darkside!

http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/

Hugs,
padme

Cheeky Minx said...

Ooh, nice! As for chick magnet, surely that depends on the chick, right? ;)

Once again, seriously sexy MG...

I’m up! xx

Anonymous said...

congrats on your new purchase. enjoy!!

Osbasso said...

Ms. Scarlett is up, but without pictures at the moment. Stuck in the Canadian boonies with spotty internet access. But come back to see if she has any luck uploading her pics!

http://msscarlettletter.blogspot.com/

Ruby said...

I'm up with a little bit of domestic goddessery,

Black Matrixx said...

I am up and happy new wheels ;)

Black Matrixx

Janie said...

Heehee you crack me up Os! I wish I had a car! Although I figure it's a lot easier to get around without one in my small town than it is in the big ol' US of A. You guys don't do walking do you?

I'm up, of course! And very jealous of wherever the MG is - it's beautiful. As is she!

xoxox

Topaz said...

Your mg makes me want to jump in the river with her, quite hot. And Im up :-)
HHNT

Maggie said...

Glad this resolved itself quickly!

I'm up.

Midwestern City Boy said...

I would not have picked you as a station wagon person.

We've up at Married in Ohio trying to hang on to summer for as long as we can.

MinorityReport said...

Car shopping is always a pain. Looks like there's a happy ending to your story though. :)

I'm up.
HHNT!

Mrs. Learning2swing said...

HHNT! I'm up, ready to go. Car shopping does suck :(

HyperSexualGirl said...

An unreliable car can be very annoying because you never know when you'll be stranding yourself. A replacement model sounds like a very good idea.

I'm up!

James said...

I'm up.
Good luck with the car hunting.

Southern Sage said...

MG is stellar always.
Got hotel service to work for a few minutes anyway!

Mines up

BTExpress said...

I fell asleep to early to post last night, but I'm up now.

Too bad about the car, good luck finding a new one.

FYI, I got the privacy bamboo shades up around the hot tub patio yesterday. So even during the day bathing suits will be optional. :-)

Joanna Cake said...

LOL, that is such a great shot of you. I love your focussed eyes :) And the car looks good too. Very practical.

Im up with a prop... HHNT x

DD said...

New (or used) car shopping is one of my least favorite things!!!

I'm up with a bit of outdoor fun.

www.adoubledos.blogspot.com

Lady Grinning Soul said...

Despite a desire to lie in the bath for hours and do nothing I'M UP!

- LGS
X

marianne said...

With some uncertainty, and for the first time on this, my third incarnation blog, I'm up.

Alfie said...

I'm so happy to be carless and fancy free.

viemoira said...

Car troubles suck- there is never a convenient time for it...
Hope you find a decent, reliable vehicle at a price you can manage.
Wish I had money to travel- perhaps we could have attended too...
And... I am up....
:)

Great MG!!! Hot pics - love the scene of the water!!

Scintillectual said...

I'm back after moving and up with a pre-move HNT. xo

R.R. said...

I'm up!

http://lustolicious.blogspot.com

13messages said...

I finally posted something for HNT this morning. Clickable, too. :)

Tom Allen said...

I feel for you. The only thing worse than new car shopping is used, er, pre-owned car shopping.

And in case anyone is interested.in checking out a used 1958 model, I'm up, too.

Beryl said...

Oops! How could I forget to post to comments???I claim overwhelming sexual frustration soon to be mitigated. It IS HNT afterall...

xox Beryl

Kyle said...

Good luck with the car shopping, that is a challenge I'm happy to avoid.

My HNT is up, some webcam goodness,
http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=4059

Just A. Girl said...

My post is up.

SlipperyWhnWhet said...

I hate car shopping!

This week I actually have a HNT that is safe for work. ;)

HNT: "Subspace".

Ashly Star said...

Oh I love that picture of you. xD Glad it wasn't as difficult as you had thought. :D

Ms Scarlett said...

I've managed to get my pics posted for HNT.... so come on back and take a quick peek!

Can't wait to hear what flaming good deal you got Os!

MG is amazing - love that shot.

XO ~ Scarlett