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The new vehicle..and adapting.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ok, got the equinox done, some before and after pictures, plus a few pictures of our van, which I really miss. It was so much higher up, I loved being able to see over everything..now I can't AAARRRRGGGGHHHH...oh well...take a deep breath. I'm going to have to get used to it, and figuring out everything.

This morning I could NOT figure out how to add another channel, so while I was trying to do that, I hit a button and ended up somewhere that I couldn't get out of, in the meantime I had X...something sirius..which was a non-channel, no music, nothing...and couldn't get out of it. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I wanted my van back so bad!!

I finally did something got out of it, pulled over and took out the book....and became more lost than ever. It told me to hit "favorites" which I did, then another thing...which wasn't even listed......I wanted to cry!! I am so lost with this thing..not only that, but I can't even move my headrest down!!!

*Deep breath* anyway...now the pictures...I so miss my van, it was so pretty, well...according to me, anyway.

This is..was our van







Equinox before pinstriping:







Because there was no pinstriping on the front and back, I just put those on the "before" part, this is what the pinstriping looks like, after it was done:





I do like it better with the pinstriping, but man, it's going to take me a looooong time to figure all all the bells and whistles this thing has on it. It's not got all the room the van had, and the things I took out of the van...I will in no way have room for it in this vehicle, but...I'll adjust. *L* it has pink..yes I said it...PINK stitching on the inside (though my husband insists it's red, it's not...it's PINK) and I love that. *LOL* it'll mean he's driving it less, sort of like the van. It was MY vehicle. I guess it'll cut down on me driving the car, which I really don't like driving, it's even smaller than the Equinox, so I'll survive.

Well that's it for today, I hope you all have a great one, and an even better weekend.

  
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MS.ELENI 11/9/2013 2:48AM

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TATTER3 11/8/2013 9:43PM

    Bless your heart...hang in there and keep driving!

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GINA180847 11/8/2013 6:38PM

    I'm with you, prefer the van!

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DEB62BIE62 11/8/2013 5:24PM

    Nice van. I'm sure it will be a really wonderful blessing once you figure it all out.

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Such is life.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Today is the day we go get the Equinox...I'm not sure I really want to get rid of the van. I love that vehicle, I mean to go from a van that has such space between the seats in front to feeling like I'm sitting on top of the person next to me.....I know it sounds stupid but I've been nearly in tears thinking about it.

I can get into this van and set my purse on the floor between the seats or packages, and stretch my arms out without hitting anyone next to me in the seat there. I can look back and there is just soooo much room. I'll be getting into this other vehicle and there is just no room at all. I'll have to put my purse in the backseat or if no ones in the other seat, I'll have to set it there, or on the floor on the other side, it'll just feel so closed in. And as I've mentioned before...it's white. *shudders*. I'm sorry, I just hate white vehicles, though I am getting pinstriping on it, it's still going to be white.

I love my dark teal and silver van with the gold/silver swirled pinstriping on it...it's just gorgeous and all the room...and cloth seats...this one has leather seats, another thing I don't like. Mainly because if we have our daughter's dog, a golden retriever, I'm so afraid his claws will go through the seats.

And that's another thing, he won't be able to come between the seats and sit on the front seat like he can in the van....

This is just depressing to me..I hate that GM no longer makes Astrovans...I love my astrovan so much...I will never get used to having this thing, ever..and we probably won't be getting another vehicle now for another 10 years or so, like with this van.

Oh well....such is life.

Have a nice day, everyone, and remember to smile! emoticon

  
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TATTER3 11/7/2013 9:25PM

    I'm sorry ...I've been there and it's so frustrating. Maybe you'll get used to it and feel more comfortable in awhile. Keep Sparkin'!!

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ALICIA214 11/7/2013 11:39AM

 


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Changes

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Well the weather is definitely shifting into the chill of fall, winter, can tell that by the way the rain has hung around, the winds have been blowing hard, and the cold is in the air. It hasn't let up in 3 days now, no matter how much we wish it...fall and the coming winter has arrived.

It's back to exercising inside and no more outside walking, I'm going to miss it, especially after I'd just gotten used to it. Walking inside (the mall, etc) isn't like it at all, and to drive into town just isn't the same, I just don't have the time to do that, nor the gas money, so I end up doing my exercises to a dvd I have. or a video online. It's just not the same, but I do it.

Then you end up with the holidays and all the foods; the treats don't bother me as much because, well, that is an advantage of being diabetic, I never ate the treats anyways. So am I ready for the upcoming holidays, definitely...I hope you all are.

Have a great day, it's time to get off and exercise... see you tomorrow..I also need to get out there and take some pics of my van before we trade it off...I'm going to miss it. emoticon

  
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TATTER3 11/6/2013 4:54PM

    We do what we can....just keep Sparkin'!!

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JJ625JONES 11/6/2013 12:30PM

    Just found this:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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good luck!

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JJ625JONES 11/6/2013 12:30PM

    Just found this:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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and this
http://www.wikihow.com/Exer
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good luck!

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It's getting better!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Wow, I don't even remember missing this yesterday, what's going on, was I that busy? Oh well, here goes.

I went to the movie today because our son wanted me to go, but he went to a different movie with my mom. I went to a different one because someone had to leave early to meet my neice at my mom's house when she got off the bus. That's alright, I didn't want to see Captain Phillip's anyways, I wanted to see Grown-ups 2, and that got out right on time. By the time their movie got out, they got home just after the bus got home, by about 10 minutes, so it was perfect. I was abe to leave and get home to peel potatoes for supper, and the ribs were just getting close to done. So supper was finished by 5 like it was supposed to be. YAH!

Thursday we pick up the new...well used but new, vehicle, only a 2011 Equinox, and Friday I take it in to get the new pinstriping on it. It'll have "Tsunami" pinstriping, blue/silver 10' long. I'm looking for a pic of it, hold on and I'll post it if I find it. It should look pretty good. This is a pic of what they look like, only in purple, ours are blue and silver.



I hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow, and an even better day after. SMILE!

  
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TAMMY5707 11/5/2013 8:15PM

    It's great when things work out like planned. Well done!

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Skipped Day

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Sorry about missing my blog yesterday, I was so busy and yet it seems like I didn't do much, just one of those days. We went to see about getting another vehicle as our van is a 2000 and it's been acting up, there's something about the transmission going bad, and the locks on one of the doors no longer lock and the drivers side window doesn't roll up the best, just things like that, oh and the vents no longer work. I love the van and hate the thought of getting rid of it, just the thought of losing out on all that space drives me nuts, I love having the room to haul big things it's just such a relief, but the gas mileage isn't the best. I love my astrovan, and the one we looked at, an Equonox, is a used one, 2011, and White *shudder* I absolutely HATE white vehicles, but it is loaded with nearly everything. But white...I have never owned a white care in my life but my very first one, but that wasn't my choice. I just hate white cars (sorry to those who do). They're just so.....I don't know...not very pretty in my opinion. I'd rather have one with some nice coloring, not red, either. They're the ones most likely to be in accidents, according to reports. I would love a dark green or some color blue, (like our van, a teal blue), anything but white. But looks like it's what we'll end up with if things go as they are. Oh well...such is life, I guess.

Ok, enough whining *L* at least it's a vehicle, right, back in control of myself. It's a cool, but sunny day out, and I need to get back in line here. Time to go to my exercising here at home and getting things done around here. Have a wonderful day everyone, and I'll see you tomorrow!

  
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TATTER3 11/4/2013 3:17PM

    We are all distracted. Love your focus! I don't like white either but let my DD and SIL talk me into one and it looks dirty all the time...LOL...because it is! Keep Sparkin'!!

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DAWNDMOORE40 11/3/2013 11:17AM

    emoticon I hope things work out with you getting the vehicle you need! God bless you and have a emoticon day! emoticon emoticon

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