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Re: What are you doing?

#101 Unread post by seoulbro »

Dove wrote: August 9th, 2022, 8:05 am
Erica Mena wrote: August 9th, 2022, 7:00 am Having coffee. Gonna feed the kiddos, then drive out to Menifee to take my grandson home.
I gotta brag about my oldest daughter real quick. I am SO proud of her.

So her plans are to start in a nursing career and work towards a CRN. So we put her through some classes for her to be a surgical tech. We all wanted her to get a good taste of working in the medical field so she would have an idea of what she's gonna be getting into.

So she's been working as a surg tech for year and a half. This is her first job.

Well we have been looking at cars for her. Told her if she finds something to let us know asap and we can get it. Everyone in the family wanted to go in on it.

I talked to her the other day and she told me she had good news....but didnt want to be upset. I swear my blood ran cold because I thought she was gonna tell me she was either engaged or married or some shit. I KNOW she's not pregnant for obvious reasons lol.

She tells me she found a car. A 2012 Chevy Cruise. For 10k....only 86k miles on it. Then she tells me she went ahead and bought it herself. She used her money that she worked for and saved(she has no bills). Put a good chunk down and financed the rest. She went ahead and got her own insurance. She did this entirely on her own and she did it because she WANTED to. She had the choice of letting family do it for her and she decided she wanted this accomplishment for herself.

She said she wanted it to truly be hers and something she did on her own. So she didnt tell any of us until it was a done deal.

To clear I'm still proud of her regardless and I would not in anyway had been disappointed had we bought it for her. That's what we were going to do before September when her classes start. It's the fact she took responsibility like this when she didnt have to. I'm just thrilled.

She's nervous about the payments because she's never had bills before but she knows we will have her back. I all I have to do for this kid is sit back and watch and swoop in if she needs help. She is fiercely independent and always has been.

I'm seriously so proud of her I could cry lol. Her dad was pretty salty about it. But he would been telling her "I'll get you a car" forever without doing it. My and my husband have money set aside for her that would have gone towards her car and I was dreading dealing with her dad after we bought it for her without him.

And now it's a total nonissue because I raised a bad ass who wants to do it herself.

The only thing the car doesnt have is hup caps so we are gonna buy her some hub caps and make like a "first car care package" with car accessories I know she will like, a few handy tools if trouble strikes and a first aid emergency kit .... stuff like that.

I'm. So. Fucking. Proud. Of this young woman.

She is driving up to the cabin on her own this weekend and bringing the girlfriend. She made me promise not to tell the family because she wants to show them ac_wub

Edit: my blood ran cold over thinking she was gonna tell me she was engaged/married not because I dont like the girlfriend. The girlfriend is awesome. We love her to bits. I just do not want my daughter to make that level of commitment at this young age. She needs to mooch off our medical insurance as long as possible lol.
It sounds like you raised a terrific kid.

I can't believe the price of used vehicles since the lockdown caused supply chain problems started. A ten year old Cruz with 140,000 kms would have been $5999 three years ago.

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Re: What are you doing?

#102 Unread post by Dove »

seoulbro wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:35 am
Dove wrote: August 9th, 2022, 8:05 am

I gotta brag about my oldest daughter real quick. I am SO proud of her.

So her plans are to start in a nursing career and work towards a CRN. So we put her through some classes for her to be a surgical tech. We all wanted her to get a good taste of working in the medical field so she would have an idea of what she's gonna be getting into.

So she's been working as a surg tech for year and a half. This is her first job.

Well we have been looking at cars for her. Told her if she finds something to let us know asap and we can get it. Everyone in the family wanted to go in on it.

I talked to her the other day and she told me she had good news....but didnt want to be upset. I swear my blood ran cold because I thought she was gonna tell me she was either engaged or married or some shit. I KNOW she's not pregnant for obvious reasons lol.

She tells me she found a car. A 2012 Chevy Cruise. For 10k....only 86k miles on it. Then she tells me she went ahead and bought it herself. She used her money that she worked for and saved(she has no bills). Put a good chunk down and financed the rest. She went ahead and got her own insurance. She did this entirely on her own and she did it because she WANTED to. She had the choice of letting family do it for her and she decided she wanted this accomplishment for herself.

She said she wanted it to truly be hers and something she did on her own. So she didnt tell any of us until it was a done deal.

To clear I'm still proud of her regardless and I would not in anyway had been disappointed had we bought it for her. That's what we were going to do before September when her classes start. It's the fact she took responsibility like this when she didnt have to. I'm just thrilled.

She's nervous about the payments because she's never had bills before but she knows we will have her back. I all I have to do for this kid is sit back and watch and swoop in if she needs help. She is fiercely independent and always has been.

I'm seriously so proud of her I could cry lol. Her dad was pretty salty about it. But he would been telling her "I'll get you a car" forever without doing it. My and my husband have money set aside for her that would have gone towards her car and I was dreading dealing with her dad after we bought it for her without him.

And now it's a total nonissue because I raised a bad ass who wants to do it herself.

The only thing the car doesnt have is hup caps so we are gonna buy her some hub caps and make like a "first car care package" with car accessories I know she will like, a few handy tools if trouble strikes and a first aid emergency kit .... stuff like that.

I'm. So. Fucking. Proud. Of this young woman.

She is driving up to the cabin on her own this weekend and bringing the girlfriend. She made me promise not to tell the family because she wants to show them ac_wub

Edit: my blood ran cold over thinking she was gonna tell me she was engaged/married not because I dont like the girlfriend. The girlfriend is awesome. We love her to bits. I just do not want my daughter to make that level of commitment at this young age. She needs to mooch off our medical insurance as long as possible lol.
It sounds like you raised a terrific kid.

I can't believe the price of used vehicles since the lockdown caused supply chain problems started. A ten year old Cruz with 140,000 kms would have been $5999 three years ago.
Oh I know. Its awful. But she found a good for these days lol

seoulbro

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#103 Unread post by seoulbro »

That is unforunately a standard deal on car lots in 2022.

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#104 Unread post by Fashionista »

Dove wrote: August 9th, 2022, 8:05 am
Erica Mena wrote: August 9th, 2022, 7:00 am Having coffee. Gonna feed the kiddos, then drive out to Menifee to take my grandson home.
I gotta brag about my oldest daughter real quick. I am SO proud of her.

So her plans are to start in a nursing career and work towards a CRN. So we put her through some classes for her to be a surgical tech. We all wanted her to get a good taste of working in the medical field so she would have an idea of what she's gonna be getting into.

So she's been working as a surg tech for year and a half. This is her first job.

Well we have been looking at cars for her. Told her if she finds something to let us know asap and we can get it. Everyone in the family wanted to go in on it.

I talked to her the other day and she told me she had good news....but didnt want to be upset. I swear my blood ran cold because I thought she was gonna tell me she was either engaged or married or some shit. I KNOW she's not pregnant for obvious reasons lol.

She tells me she found a car. A 2012 Chevy Cruise. For 10k....only 86k miles on it. Then she tells me she went ahead and bought it herself. She used her money that she worked for and saved(she has no bills). Put a good chunk down and financed the rest. She went ahead and got her own insurance. She did this entirely on her own and she did it because she WANTED to. She had the choice of letting family do it for her and she decided she wanted this accomplishment for herself.

She said she wanted it to truly be hers and something she did on her own. So she didnt tell any of us until it was a done deal.

To clear I'm still proud of her regardless and I would not in anyway had been disappointed had we bought it for her. That's what we were going to do before September when her classes start. It's the fact she took responsibility like this when she didnt have to. I'm just thrilled.

She's nervous about the payments because she's never had bills before but she knows we will have her back. I all I have to do for this kid is sit back and watch and swoop in if she needs help. She is fiercely independent and always has been.

I'm seriously so proud of her I could cry lol. Her dad was pretty salty about it. But he would been telling her "I'll get you a car" forever without doing it. My and my husband have money set aside for her that would have gone towards her car and I was dreading dealing with her dad after we bought it for her without him.

And now it's a total nonissue because I raised a bad ass who wants to do it herself.

The only thing the car doesnt have is hup caps so we are gonna buy her some hub caps and make like a "first car care package" with car accessories I know she will like, a few handy tools if trouble strikes and a first aid emergency kit .... stuff like that.

I'm. So. Fucking. Proud. Of this young woman.

She is driving up to the cabin on her own this weekend and bringing the girlfriend. She made me promise not to tell the family because she wants to show them ac_wub

Edit: my blood ran cold over thinking she was gonna tell me she was engaged/married not because I dont like the girlfriend. The girlfriend is awesome. We love her to bits. I just do not want my daughter to make that level of commitment at this young age. She needs to mooch off our medical insurance as long as possible lol.
Good for her and good for you Dove for instilling responsibility in your daughter.

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#105 Unread post by Oerdin »

Dove wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:58 am
seoulbro wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:35 am
It sounds like you raised a terrific kid.

I can't believe the price of used vehicles since the lockdown caused supply chain problems started. A ten year old Cruz with 140,000 kms would have been $5999 three years ago.
Oh I know. Its awful. But she found a good for these days lol
To get a decent deal on a used car these days you have to pay cash and buy from a private party instead of a dealer. We bought a 2009 Toyota Carolla for our teen for $5000 and it only had 53,000 miles on it.

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#106 Unread post by cw_ »

I'm proud of you both. Well done.

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#107 Unread post by Dove »

I think she did an awesome job!

We probably could have found something cheaper but like said.....she found this and wanted it and did it before telling anyone. And I'm proud of her for taking the responsibility herself.

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#108 Unread post by Fashionista »

Oerdin wrote: August 9th, 2022, 12:52 pm
Dove wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:58 am

Oh I know. Its awful. But she found a good for these days lol
To get a decent deal on a used car these days you have to pay cash and buy from a private party instead of a dealer. We bought a 2009 Toyota Carolla for our teen for $5000 and it only had 53,000 miles on it.
Oerdin, my husband told me good deals on Kijiji are hard to find now.

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#109 Unread post by iron horse jockey »

When we move to Panama in 2024, we will get a more than we thought for our vehicles.

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Dinky Dazza wrote: August 9th, 2022, 5:46 am
Breakfall wrote: August 9th, 2022, 5:01 am :evilthoughts2: Nice avvy @Dove…you look delectably fresh!
She's a hotty... but she's always been like that to be fair.
I think it’s the smile. Not enough chicks in Australia smile. ac_biggrin

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Unwinding after a busy day. It’s so cold here that I’ve about to have a hot shower just to get rid of the bone-chill!

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Breakfall wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:11 pm
Dinky Dazza wrote: August 9th, 2022, 5:46 am

She's a hotty... but she's always been like that to be fair.
I think it’s the smile. Not enough chicks in Australia smile. ac_biggrin
After 25-30 years old, it's better if they don't smile.... ac_biggrin

How many times have you sized up a bird with a pretty face, a perfect figure, and dressed/bogged up to the hilt.... then she smiles and her teeth begin haunting you for the rest of your life?
Four smore and seven beers ago.

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Dinky Dazza wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:47 pm
Breakfall wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:11 pm

I think it’s the smile. Not enough chicks in Australia smile. ac_biggrin
After 25-30 years old, it's better if they don't smile.... ac_biggrin

How many times have you sized up a bird with a pretty face, a perfect figure, and dressed/bogged up to the hilt.... then she smiles and her teeth begin haunting you for the rest of your life?
Not many times I’ll have to say in all honesty. I notice chicks with a great smile. They’re more approachable when they show off their pearly whites. Sour bitches don’t stand a chance with me. After a great smile…they need to back it up with a great arse. And when I mean great…I mean large and obnoxious.
:yahoo:

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Breakfall wrote: August 10th, 2022, 12:39 am
Dinky Dazza wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:47 pm

After 25-30 years old, it's better if they don't smile.... ac_biggrin

How many times have you sized up a bird with a pretty face, a perfect figure, and dressed/bogged up to the hilt.... then she smiles and her teeth begin haunting you for the rest of your life?
Not many times I’ll have to say in all honesty. I notice chicks with a great smile. They’re more approachable when they show off their pearly whites. Sour bitches don’t stand a chance with me. After a great smile…they need to back it up with a great arse. And when I mean great…I mean large and obnoxious.
:yahoo:
Maybe it's just a Northern Queensland thing...
Four smore and seven beers ago.

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#115 Unread post by Dove »

Dinky Dazza wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:47 pm
Breakfall wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:11 pm

I think it’s the smile. Not enough chicks in Australia smile. ac_biggrin
After 25-30 years old, it's better if they don't smile.... ac_biggrin

How many times have you sized up a bird with a pretty face, a perfect figure, and dressed/bogged up to the hilt.... then she smiles and her teeth begin haunting you for the rest of your life?
I just had caps and veneers done. And for what it cost I should pass them on to my kids lol.

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#116 Unread post by Fashionista »

Dove wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:11 am
Dinky Dazza wrote: August 9th, 2022, 10:47 pm

After 25-30 years old, it's better if they don't smile.... ac_biggrin

How many times have you sized up a bird with a pretty face, a perfect figure, and dressed/bogged up to the hilt.... then she smiles and her teeth begin haunting you for the rest of your life?
I just had caps and veneers done. And for what it cost I should pass them on to my kids lol.
My husband brushes his teeth so frequently he has worn down the enamel......his teeth are off white in colour.....greyish..

He wants veneers..

Our combined dental benefits will cover it.

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#117 Unread post by Dove »

Fashionista wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:26 am
Dove wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:11 am

I just had caps and veneers done. And for what it cost I should pass them on to my kids lol.
My husband brushes his teeth so frequently he has worn down the enamel......his teeth are off white in colour.....greyish..

He wants veneers..

Our combined dental benefits will cover it.
We have dental insurance but it didnt cover hardly any of this because its "cosmetic".

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#118 Unread post by Erica Mena »

Fashionista wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:26 am
Dove wrote: August 10th, 2022, 6:11 am

I just had caps and veneers done. And for what it cost I should pass them on to my kids lol.
My husband brushes his teeth so frequently he has worn down the enamel......his teeth are off white in colour.....greyish..

He wants veneers..

Our combined dental benefits will cover it.



Lucky.


I got mine capped and have Invisalign. Teeth are not supposed to be too white. They should natural looking. Dovey’s look great!

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#119 Unread post by Dinky Dazza »

On day two of a sinus congestion, dripping tears, headache, face ache, ear ache, teeth ache, chills, and light sensitivity, of undiagnosed and of unknown origins...

And I'll be damned if I take one of those retarded fake PCR or RAT tests which can't differentiate between the cold, flu, or covid.... thus making me legally obligated to stay home for a week.

Fuck that shit.
Four smore and seven beers ago.

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#120 Unread post by Fashionista »

Dinky Dazza wrote: August 15th, 2022, 3:04 am On day two of a sinus congestion, dripping tears, headache, face ache, ear ache, teeth ache, chills, and light sensitivity, of undiagnosed and of unknown origins...

And I'll be damned if I take one of those retarded fake PCR or RAT tests which can't differentiate between the cold, flu, or covid.... thus making me legally obligated to stay home for a week.

Fuck that shit.
It's because you haven't been vaccinated.
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