Thursday, July 10, 2008

subaru i love you



Subaru is a Japanese word meaning "unite"- it is also the name of a cluster of six stars, which the Greeks called the Pleiades - part of the Taurus constellation.

Did you all know that?




ok so I just got my dream car!!!!! I have always wanted a Subaru Outback...Joette and I both agree we think we love Subarus so much because of Bryon's love for them. He was the first person I called as I was driving the car through Parley's Canyon...nothing like the little sister trying to get her big brother's approval...still to this day.



I belong in a Subaru Outback...I belong in Park City too- (that is where we bought the car- and I didn't want to leave that place)- Chay always worried he was marrying a tree hugger...well not quite but I did bring up the idea the other night that we should just pack up and move to a national park somewhere to work...he didn't like the idea all too well -but anyway...

I just love my new car. But it is the first automatic I have driven for a long time so I keep trying to push the clutch in...the guy we bought it from was a typical subaru lover himself. His name was Wayne. He made mention that he already owns 4 subarus and the only reason he was selling the Outback was so he could go buy a brand new one. It is a 1997 and he was the first owner. Perfect! After signing the papers, Chay gave Wayne a ride home. He noticed Chay's mountain bike in the back of the truck and said, "I have a Pro Flex bike in our basement...we haven't used it for 2 years- do you want it?" What?



He gave us a really nice dual suspension mountain bike! He kept the seat but still....um- it has been nice doing business with you too Wayne- He was such a unique kind of person. He absolutely loved Julia- so I need to write him a thank you note for the bike and mail back the really cool CD that was accidentally left in the cd player...




ok so for the debt diet update: so we sold the CRV and made more than we owed which turned into a good down payment on the subaru! We just climbed ourselves out of $3,200 dollars worth of debt! Our car payment is now $100+ dollars cheaper now and so that extra money will go towards smaller debt-(Dave Ramsey's snowball effect)- and I get paid tomorrow for my first month of delivering papers...I think Julia will finally be paid off...she has been a pain all around- just kidding- I obviously love the girl.

I am going to call into the Dave Ramsey show one day...yes I will.

6 comments:

Joette Tomblin said...

ok... thats it... does wayne have any more subarus left to sell because I want one..

I'm so envious right now. We are tree huggers April... yes yes we are...

I'm housesitting for some granolas right now.. They have a subaru and 50 kayaks in their basement... oh and a garden right out their front door filled with herbs and kale. I fill so earthly living there... anyway... to bad they are not letting me house sit their car... someday I will have a subaru... someday

The Wright Stuff said...

I am soo excited for you guys! I LOVE Subies too! THey rock! I am relieved to know that you weren't going to completely go without a car! I was about to come down there and flip ya upside da head!

The Pyper Fam said...

My dream car since I was in high-school has been a white subaru outback with a ski rack on it. I don't even ski that much, I just love the look! :) I love your car! A Subaru outback is still a dream car of mine-I would take one in any color these days! :) I wish there were more Waynes out there willing to 'recycle' great unused items to those who would actually appreciate and use them!

Marne said...

When Chay called Chad that night he was so excited. I am so happy for you guys...and the bike is AWESOME! I couldn't think of a more deserving couple for this to happen to. COOL!

Tami said...

Yeah! Glad you found a great car you love!

Calie said...

every other car in the neighborhood up here is a sub. They are fun cars. Good job on the snowball. Dave Rocks!