Monday, March 12, 2007

The Royal Treatment

Sometimes good things just fall into your lap at just the right moment. Thus is the story of our youngest daughter Kate's "new car".
She has, up to this point been driving our hand-me-down 1979 Volvo...who she loving named Beatrici (she was an Italian in a former life....Kate, not the car).
She has been babying "her" and putting up with all the cars little idiosyncrasies and not complaining much about what a pain it is.
That's Kate for you...she takes after her Dad in this, and many other ways.
She is a lovey doo of the highest caliber!!

The last time that we went into town to help her with the car I said to Michael...."it's time to locate another, better car for Kate!"

She's going to be going to Lane Community College, taking some classes there and she needs something that is reliable!
She's been working for the past year plus as a cashier at PC Market close to her home and when the car broke down she walked in the rain and got rides from helpful people at work.....but I want to know that she's safe and doesn't have to do this.............Momma Bear speaking!!
Michael had his assignment. He started looking on Craig's List.....and that's when the magic happened.
Now I know for most people this Volvo would be an "old car"....but not to us & not to Kate.
Michael was a mechanic in his former life....... he knows a good ol' car when he see it! It had been brought over from Sweden by it's first owners, had relatively low mileage and is in excellent condition.....Plus the price was just right for the artists that we are.
It will last her for quite a long time.....................AND Kate loves it already.
Sometimes the Royal Treatment is knowing that your parents love you enough to spend
their hard earned money!!
AND.....we got to visit with her on her way to and from their first road trip to and from Arcata to visit a very special friend!


At Tuesday, March 13, 2007 4:51:00 PM, Blogger jenknits said...

Sometimes everything falls right into place and you know it is A GOOD THING!

At Wednesday, March 14, 2007 11:07:00 AM, Blogger Angela said...

Sweetie, the 2 of you Are the Royal Treatment!


At Wednesday, March 14, 2007 8:09:00 PM, Blogger Jane said...

Good things happen to good parents. Their kids get to benefit from your good Karma! I'm glad you had a "ment to be" moment. You all deserve as many good breaks as possible!

At Friday, March 16, 2007 12:37:00 PM, Anonymous marti said...

Your daughter is as beautiful as you! It is nice when the wonderfulness of it all goes both ways.

At Saturday, March 17, 2007 12:14:00 PM, Blogger AlisonH said...

I want to echo what they all said. Wonderful news and how it all worked out--yay!

At Sunday, March 18, 2007 8:58:00 PM, Anonymous Lisa S said...

Awww, Kate looks so GOOD and I love the shot of her and Autumn...both pensive and ready for action, all in one photo moment. The car is just as fabulous as you said I consider it to be an adoption. Nothing better to keep your fledgling safe than a Swedish Cocoon, er, tank, errrrrr Volvo. You guys did great and she is a lucky girl...much loved. :o)


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