"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
Proud American
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Asheville
Posts: 2,142
We Found The Car

I did much of the research through the BBB (not the Bed Bath and Beyond!) and discovered the reputable dealership. DA, Gwen, and I went to it this morning. I told the man what we desired but they did not have the C-Max like the rented car.

But he found the exact car in a dealership in South Carolina. The man said he could do the courtesy trade for the car we want. So, our C-Max will be arriving at 3:00pm. We came to home for lunch, then Gwen followed me to the rental agency to return the rented C-Max. She will take us back to the dealership then.

I called the insurance agency to discuss the insurance rates. They have the different levels of rates and DA advised me to get all the coverages, the most expensive rates. She told me it is best to do this with the new car and the new driver such as me.

The C-Max we will be receiving is a little bit used. It is white with 6,000 miles of use. It was this "demo" car. A "demo" car at the dealership is the car they give to the people when their own car is becoming serviced. I do like this advantage of the miles being used. There are the things called "bugs" sometimes in the new cars which occur in the first miles of the use. This C-Max is the much less expensive than the new cars because of the use.

I am able to call the insurance agency of the car and tell the VIN (that is the Vehicle Identification Number) and the other information of the car and the credit card number to them. Then I will drive it to home. I am missing of two classes today but the university knows of the situation with attending to DA.

DA wishes to ride up into the mountains when we receive the car. She can not see them but she loves the "feel" of the mountains and the smelling of the fresh air.

And there are the rules of the car. I am not to have the classmates in the car yet until I become more experienced of the driving. DA and Mamma shall judge the time of the rule. I have ridden in the classmate's car and I do not like that. They make too much of the noise and they like the bad music, and it is very loud.

I must not use the phone while I am driving. For me it is the sensible idea. People on the phones in the cars crash into the others. That is a terrible thing.

I must go now. I hope everyone has the very good day!

Your friend,


CatPat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
taxlady's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,814
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Woohoo! Best of luck with your new car. Have fun and drive safe.

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
Executive Chef
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,307
Congratulations on finding your car!
Sounds like you are well on your way to being a good driver. I wish my kids were half as smart, especially about the phone.
I used to be a racist, but I don't have much interest in it since Dale Earnhardt got killed.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,099
Congratulations and good luck.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
Ogress Supreme
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,118
Yay, Cat!!! She's got wheels!!!
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
GotGarlic's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,477
Congratulations, Cat! Glad you found what you wanted at a good price! NC mountains are beautiful. Have a great time
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
Addie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 18,778
Cat, shut your phone off when you get in the car. Make it part of your routine.

Put your seatbelt on, shut the phone off and then insert the key in the ignition. By shutting the phone off, you won't be distracted when it rings.

Do this every time and you will be one of the safest drivers on the road.

And congratulations. Drive safely and stick to your rules.
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 23,793
I'm really excited for you, Cat! Congrats!
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #9
Sous Chef
Rocket_J_Dawg's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Posts: 788
Congrats on the new wheels Cat.
Rocket_J_Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:28 PM   #10
Proud American
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Asheville
Posts: 2,142
Thank you! We have come home. DA is very tired again; she has had much of the activity today so she is in the nap until the dinnertime.

I promise to keep the rules. I do not use the phone as I am driving. It is not safe and I become nervous if I am to see the driver near me using the phone. And always driving with the seatbelts on!

I just took the photo of the car and loaded it onto my desktop display. Here it is!

I am very excited of this!

Your friend,

CatPat is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.