Saturday, September 3, 2011

One week and counting

It is finally starting to hit me that I am getting married in one week!! And it is all getting a little stressful! This past week I found out that my hairdresser is going to be out of town the weekend of my wedding, one of my bridesmaids will not be able to come to/be in the wedding, they found more damage on my car then originally estimated so it has been totaled.
Luckily I have some really great friends and family who have been a huge help. A friend from church has agreed to do my hair. And even though I am totally bummed Steph wont be able to come to the wedding, I know its not her fault and that if she had her way she would be there. I have no hard feelings. In a way, it kind of works. I still have 2 bridesmaids and since Patrick never picked groomsmen so now I only need 2 guys to walk the 2 girls down and I have 2 brothers coming to the wedding so 2+2=perfect.
The car however is proving challenging. I have been able to find rides to go to and from work. But I feel like such a pain. I just can't wait to get a car again but its not easy. The car insurace company gave me a check for $4,000. Seeing as I am getting married in a week, I dont have much money to spend on a new car. And finding a decent used car for under 4,000 is hard. There are a lot of cars that cheap, but they are all old and have at least 100,000 miles on them.
The church sometimes have cars for sale that the missionaries have used. They always have a reasonable amount of miles on them and are reasonably priced. And you can count on them to be very well cared for, something that you can't always count on with regular used car dealers. My dad called the mission house and the only two they have available are a pick-up truck and a mazda3. I dont see myself driving a truck and the mazda is about $12,000. Its a good car but a lot more then we can afford.
If any of you know of someone who is selling a good car with less then 100,000 miles let me know