Those of you that guessed "concrete floor" in yesterday's post were right! That was a very close photo of our newly stained concrete floors in our guest room. The project was intense and long and we just finished filming the last details last night and submitted our video to True Value this morning (it will go live next week). We are so happy with the results and we can't wait to show you all how it turned out and the entire process. That project being finished and turned in is a huge weight off my shoulders.
We had another huge weight lifted yesterday--we sold our Acura, "Harrison." We only got Harrison last June, but we have decided to be a one-car family and a big, gas-guzzling, SUV (that was truly the lap of luxury) seemed like too much for the three of us.
After getting lots of low-ball trade-in offers from a variety of dealers, we decided to try to sell it ourselves. So, yesterday, I cleaned him up real good and snapped a variety of pictures and posted them on the online classifieds with a short list of perks and the current mileage on the car. I also included a screen shot of the Kelly Blue Book Value to prove that we were selling it below the lowest value of the car.
6 hours, 3 inquiries and 2 test drives later, we were writing up a Bill of Sale and had cash in our hand. We had sold our Acura. All day yesterday we were both in a state of shock. Shocked that it sold so fast. Shocked that it was gone. Shocked that all we had now was our little 2002 Red Ford Focus. Our plan for now is to drive our Focus around for the next month or so until we trade it in for something more fuel efficient and reliable. We are currently leaning toward a Toyota Camry Hybrid, but for now we are enjoying no car payment. :)
Anyone else surviving as a one-car family? Is it really possible to live without a SUV? Ha! We feel pretty good about our choice and we are dreaming of saving loads of gas money on a hybrid.