A look at my life, perhaps with a slightly egocentric focus!
Horses, gardening, skiing and fly fishing. Dreamy!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Blame it on the Internet
I'm in Trouble Again!
As I type this, Saturday evening, I am at a destination far, far from home (destination to be revealed in a future post). Very strange! As you may recall, I just returned from my 25-day jaunt around the northwest on Monday evening. Since that time, (in only 6 days) either Mr. Dreamy or I have:
taken my dad to a briefing about mediation regarding legal fees in his divorce
picked up the car that had hail damage repaired (actually, we refused their first attempt and had to return a day later after they had finished the job)
accompanied my dad to the mediation - which did not go in his favor :-p But the mess should be totally behind him
looked at RV's on the Internet (I'm not sure if I mentioned that we began looking at motor homes on our trip - we saw them in Washington, Montana and Colorado)
traveled to two different RV dealers in our area to look at motorhomes
drove an RV we liked
found the RV at a super deal on the Internet
talked with the sales staff at the distant RV dealership
arranged for financing for the RV
bought one airline ticket for Mr. Dreamy to fly and drive the RV home
arranged for the funds to be wire transferred
talked to our financial advisor
checked to see if the wonderful house/dog sitter could come for a few days on very short notice
arranged to purchase another airline ticket for me
called our insurance guy to arrange for coverage
talked with the salesman about the details of his picking us up at the airport
arrived in our distant destination
signed the paperwork to finalize the deal
spent the night on our new RV in the parking lot of the dealership
had necessary repairs and punch list items taken care of
spent another night in our new 'home' - again, in the parking lot
It's all the Internet's fault! Had we not seen this deal, we would never have been thinking of looking for a motorhome anywhere outside our state. But, because we can 'see' everything, everywhere by way of the Internet, things moved a bit faster - I'm thinking faster than 'the speed of light', or at least faster than the old dial-up modems!
Mr. Dreamy and I are still pinching ourselves and asking,
When I was a little girl I dreamed that I would marry a wonderful man, raise Golden Retriever puppies and have my own stable. I must have done something right because I am living my dream! I married an incredible guy and we've been married for over 4 decades (it doesn't make me sound as old that way)! We raised 2 litters of adorable Golden Retriever puppies. Now, I am retired (that wasn't part of my original dream....but as a child I just didn't realize how 'dreamy' it would be!) and I live on almost 10 acres of land. I enjoyed having a team of Haflingers in the back yard but have recently traded in 2 horse power for 340 horsepower. We purchased a motorhome and spend a fair bit of our lives traveling the country. Life is good!