Friday, February 13, 2009

Hoping

Last week, as I mentioned last week, Dustin found out he had the opportunity to take a few days off. We started his vacation on Wednesday. On Wednesday, we researched many things, mainly to do with tires. My car was in desperate need of a few things, tires included. The jeep was in need of a full size spare. We have 35 inch tires that are BFG Mud Terrains. They recently discontinued the tire we have, and came out with a new version Dustin doesn't like as much. Dustin was checking out KSL dot com and a guy put up just two of these tires for 200 dollars. That is quite a good price considering one tire is usually around 190 dollars. We just needed a spare, so this was a good thing. We also checked into my car getting various things: a full set of tires, an alignment, and anything else we have neglected lately. It's sad, because this is how Dustin's vacations usually go. He is so busy while he is working, that he spends a lot of time playing catch up with home stuff whenever he has time off. :P


Thursday, we ran around and took care of all the researched stuff from Wednesday. We started the day going to a junk yard to get a full size rim for my car, so we have a full size spare. From there we went to Ogies cafe for breakfast. I love that place. Yummy. After Ogies we went straight to Costco to get my tires checked out. We thought I only needed two new tires, but I needed four. Sucks. They were all wearing badly because I didn't get an alignment after Dustin replaced my struts a while back. Oh whale. Live and learn. We were at Costco forever, because we had to wait for my car to be done, so we looked around. We found a memory foam pillow top thingy for our bed for $158 and if you had a coupon it was 35 dollars off. We didn't have a coupon, but Dustin's Mom did, so she brought it to us. We dilly dalllied around the store waiting for them, and then she said that she could watch Miaya. (While we were walking around, Dustin got a hold of the jeep tire guy, so Dustin needed to go and get them in Roy. :P) So we went home to get Miaya's stuff together for an afternoon with Grandma and Grandpa. They spoil her. She was in desperate need of a nap, so they said she could nap over there. It seemed to work out well: Dustin and I would go and get the jeep tire, Miaya would stay at Ray and Rhea's for the afternoon. The jeep tire business was quick, after the 45 minute drive, and no nonsense. Thank goodness. We get back and Rhea (my mother in law) tells us that Miaya just barely fell asleep. It was like 3 pm! oh deer. Oh, and my car also needed an alignment and when they were trying to align it, they found out I had a bad tie rod. So frustrating. They were quick though.

All told, we spend a whole lot of money, we spent a whole lot of time, we spent a whole lot of energy. It was good to get it all done. I am hoping that after all this, the rest of the weekend goes well, and that we might even throw in a roadtrip to New Mexico for good measure. It's almost 2 in the afternoon, so we probably won't leave today. We'll have to see.

5 comments:

Maliana said...

good job you guys! i just bought a new mouse, keyboard and printer which i've been needing for a while not nearly as huge as your undertaking :p good job all around

MiriamR said...

I cant wait to be done with my car too. We found a brake shop that will replace all break pads and all that weird stff for 99 before tax. yay. Hey where did you get that coupon. Daniel and i want to get a memory foam but we have only found them for 250

Hera said...

What is memory foam.

MoBo said...

I do say, YEs, what is memory foam? huahaha I hope you guys did some Awesome as well as some need to do hehe how exciting!

meleofa said...

Memory foam is this foam that is awesome. the end. Okay, just kidding, I will find a link and send it to you all.