Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Weekend Happenings

We've had quite a weekend and all I want to do now is crawl in to bed with a good novel. I'm currently reading "This Glittering World" by T. Greenwood for my book discussion group on Tuesday. I'm really enjoying it especially since it is set in Flagstaff and Phoenix, Arizona. I love reading novels about my own home state.

Friday night we had a great dinner with our friends, Wyatt and Terry Earp. Great food, great conversation and great friends. Who could ask for more? Wyatt was telling us about performing his Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp programs in Paris. I guess there are a lot of Old West fans there, too.

On the way home my Pontiac Grand Am which has been having lots of problems finally gave up the ghost. Doug worked on it all day Saturday and we decided it was going to cost more to repair it then it was worth...and I would be without a car for who knows how long.

So we went car shopping and came home with a 2009 Kia Rio. I never thought I would own a foreign car but we really like this one and it only had about 8,000 miles on it. Can you imagine? We got a great deal but I'm not looking forward to car payments again.

All of the cars I've owned have been silver or grey so this is going to take some getting used to. It drives well and seems quieter than my old Pontiac. We spent today running errands and taking turns driving.

Have a great week!