Ok, not really, but it feels like it! While our bottom of the line, low powered and smashed Kia Rio V is being fixed at the shop, we're driving around in a Subaru Forester! It's huge. And powerful. And it feels good to drive. But that's probably because we haven't had to fill the tank yet.
We've been trying to TCOB lately, and it's been stressful. We figured out the re-financing thing, and apparently even if the house had be listed as a three bedroom instead of two, it would have had the same value. I'm not buying it, but I've let it go. It's not worth fighting over it. But, our mortgage broker decided he'd pay for half of the appraisal out of his own pocket, so that's nice!
We were supposed to come into another $3000 as well, but it looks like that's not going to work out. When we bought our car, there was a cash-back voucher that was supposed to mature after 3 years. Well, we did all the crazy paperwork, got it notarized, AND, paid for the insurance for the registered mail, and IT GOT SENT BACK TO US TODAY! After visiting the dealership, we found out that the company involved has gone bankrupt! Now, I don't know if we're going to be able to get anything out of this whole thing, but we're going back to talk to the manager once he comes back from vacation. I hope we can at least get our notary and mailing fees back! Maybe we can get some sort of $3000 voucher towards our next vehicle purchase or something. (It looks like there's a mini van in our future!)
So, tonight, it's date night. Armondo and I are having an in-house date. I'm picking up Chinese, and I'm renting a movie, and after the kid is in bed, we're going to have a nice evening together! I'm even turning off the computer!
And, that my friends, is all I have to say today. Armondo is home now, and I've got a shiny new TV to look at!