I have to admit that the list from yesterday was a bit over-zealous. But oh well. Somedays you have to set the goal much higher than you ever expect to get. But I accomplished some of it. Haha.
We did look for a car. And I've come to the conclusion that I don't care. I'm to the point that as long as Matt comes home with A) a car B) within our price range C) that is a smaller engine and cheap on gas D) in good shape E) and looks 'cool enough' for Matt - I'm happy. But Matt doesn't know much about cars. I've never bought a car myself. My dad bought my first car - it was his, and then I got to use it, since he was in NZ and I was in the US. The second car was purchased two weeks before our wedding because mine died a horrendous death - while Dad was driving it through Pennsylvania. He bought a car, drove it to me - much to my horror (it was a 80s cop car/Nana design... *ew*). Matt's first car was his sister's hand-me-down, and his second was purchased with his dad - same car/different year to the car his mom already had (If you know what works, why rock the boat???). He did buy his own motorcycle right after high school, but that's no help with buying a car. Matt's afraid he'll buy something crappy, and we'll end up losing our money. Normally Matt would go with my dad to buy a car. But in this case, my dad's on the ship until August. So Matt's sort of hemming and hawing about what to do. And I think he wants my help. But - well, I'm good at sewing - when it comes to cars I can change a tire, the oil, and fill it with gas. Beyond that, let's call the hubby or the dad - please. Am I alone in this? I've learned a bit in the last few weeks, but it's all what I've learned from Matt, so.... goodness.... I don't know that I'm any help to him. I just hope we find something soon. I want this over with.
In other news. Ok - so Ruel Foundation - on the side bar? We connected with them to have a memorial fund in Joshua's name. And from what I understand there's been something like $2000 given in Joshua's name. I haven't heard yet what children's surgeries it helped. I'll definitely post about it when I can. But since our friend Johnny G (Joanne's husband, the girl from last weekend's baby shower) works there he got really invested in Joshua's story. He decided to write a story about Joshua and send it to a magazine here in NZ and see if they would run it. Once he had done that, and they said they would (we haven't heard back, but they'll probably call us for another interview), Johnny sent Joshua's story as a press release. And the local (fairly large) paper picked it up. [!] So we got a call on Friday about having someone come interview us. I said ok - and they're bringing a photographer. On Monday. Which means they may run it as early as Tuesday or Wednesday. I wouldn't be so amazed, except that in the past we've had Marine Reach covered in similar fashion, and it's a HALF PAGE article, in a big paper. So...uh.... Let's just say I'll be showering and using makeup on Monday...
I'll definitely post a picture of the paper when I see it. But, wow. Joshua's story is continuing on - and he's been gone for 2 1/2 months already. It's crAzy.
Anyways, church this morning, so I had better get going.
Enjoy your weekend.