My ultra-boring life

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

review

Looking at my sister-in-law's blog makes me sad that I don't have any babies to blog about. :( So I'm gonna blog about dishwashing gloves instead.

When I do dishes, I use the hottest water that will come out of the tap. Which means that I have to wear gloves so that I don't scald myself. I used to use those cheap yellow latex gloves you can get at any big box store, but they don't protect from the heat very well and they get holes in them WAY too easily. So about a year ago I found these gloves that I LOVED -- they were thick and tough, keeping out heat and sharp things easily. Unfortunately, they only came in one color (pink) and size (medium) so they were a little small, making them hard to get off, so recently my nephew accidentally put a hole in them by trying to pull them off with his teeth. So I went to Amazon, my ultimate shopping place, and found them in multiple colors and sizes! They are called True Blues and I was able to get a large purple pair and they are absolutely PERFECT -- a little spendy, but if you use gloves, these will easily pay for themselves in the time you're using them.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Car!

Well we finally sold our truck. Part of me misses it, just to be stubbornly sentimental, but most of me is ecstatic. I shouldn't have hated that truck, but I did. It rode rough (needed new shocks) and I had problems with the stick shift and the air bag didn't work and it needed new brakes and it didn't have enough room. SO...to replace it we did a lot of research. Research on models of cars and sales and things like that. Narrowed it down to either a used Subaru Forester or a used Ford Escape Hybrid, since I wanted more room and Jake wanted better gas mileage. Couldn't find anything local so we were preparing to have to travel a bit to get one, but we needed some 'hands on' of different models. So we went to a couple of dealerships to check them out, and lo and behold, one of them had just had a '07 Subaru Forester traded in that day. It was LOADED with extra features that we didn't really need, but the idea of buying locally rather than traveling a few hundred miles was overly appealing to us. We haggled quite a bit and got it down to a manageable payment and now we have a lovely, loaded, pearly white '07 Subaru Forester. I'll post pictures of it at soon as I remember to take a picture in the daylight.