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8.26.2009

i'm the clunker...no cash

so....if you know my husband, he likes a deal....nay...he LOVES a deal...so when our lovely government offered to give us $4500 towards our 10 yr old van with transmission problems and us get a new 0% financed car....yeah...he jumped all over it......
then i stepped in....
I got home on a late friday evening from a gig in Arkansas to see this lovely 2009 black malibu in our driveway...with a balloon attached...i knew dave had bought a car. we drove it to band practice...gave ace a fun surprise.
saturday I jetted down to orlando to greet my new g-baby Milo...see previous post.
got a call from david saying that since my name was on the title for the van (along with his)...i needed to sign the title over to the dealership.....okay.....so they were overnighting the paperwork to me (really? after 30 years of marriage he cant sign my name? really?).....so tuesday morning a knock at the door showed a Fed-Ex guy.....i opened up the material and signed away.
then i messed up....
did you know that if you put papers....important papers...in a Fed-Ex return envelope....and...gasp....NOT TAKE IT TO A FED-EX ACCEPTED PLACE...but, yes, instead....put it in the mailbox...A US POSTAL SERVICE mailbox....hmmmm....why wouldnt fed-ex get that?
SO WE LOST THE CAR!
yes....we had to return the car.
the cash for clunkers program ran out on monday the 24th...and we didnt get the title to them in time...so dave drove the beautiful black malibu back to the dealership....sad day...he was so nice about it....but i totally clunkered.

7 comments:

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Oh no! How sad. :( We all have clunker moments, huh?

Joni said...

Bummer! Although your maroon van is iconic.

Olivia Carter said...

dang it!

Katie said...

AHHHHHH! That STINKS!

I'm a clunker too, btw.

natalie said...

I'm so sorry!!! That really stinks!

Jackie said...

What a stinker!

Cathy said...

darn!!! that is just terrible. i just cant pictures the Jeppsons without the red van.