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We really need to find Jim his own vehicle...but he is being so damn picky. Like seriously, no green cars, no dodges (I hate dodges too but we can't afford to be picky), must not need any repairs. Hell we were only looking to spend 500-1000 on a vehicle and he expects it to be perfect. So now we are going to look at a S10 with a shit ton of miles on it for 1300 and he is expecting me to haggle it down. Me who can barely talk to a teller at bank without feeling faint. If we can't get it down to under 1000$ we can't afford tax, title and registration, plus insurance.
Two days ago he was actually driving to Washburn to look at a vehicle and he was halfway there when the guy called him and told him he had just sold it. The guy knew Jim was on his way to look at it too.
If this lady won't budge on price we are just walking her ad has been up for almost a full month and most vehicles are gone in days if they are worth the asking price.


We got the truck and paid 1100 for it.

The highlight of going to look at it...the lady selling it boards horses and had about 15 horses right near the fence. There were cats everywhere (which thrilled Ronan), and dogs. But really...horses. I didn't realize how much I missed having horses until seeing some and getting to pet them. One looked just like my Sam. So when we got home I told Jim when we get our own place I want at least one horse so I can start riding again.
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Where does one even begin there are so many problems. I guess I go with the old cliche and have it be world peace. World peace would put an end to senseless wars, and create what would hopefully be a world where there is true equality for everyone without intolerance and hatred. And maybe just maybe we could come together to solve problems like clean drinking water, hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
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Anyone want an eleven year old? I'm ready to give mine away. Seriously he is being beyond ridiculous lately with his attitude and down right refusal to do anything he is asked/told to do.

This morning after he was ready for school he was instructed to unload/reload the dishwasher (one of his daily chores). He dicked around until it was time to leave and flat out lied that he had done it. This afternoon after I picked them up from school I still had some errands to run so I dropped Bug off at home and told him the dishes needed to be done by the time I got home. 45 minutes later I got home and he had not even unloaded the dishwasher or moved anything in the kitchen. I told him he lost his privilege to bowl tomorrow for league and gave him 30 more minutes and that was 45 minutes ago. He still isn't done with dishes because he has gone bathroom 4x misted lizards 3x and started fights with his sister more times than I can count. I don't even know what to do at this point. I'm ready to yell that his sister is now the owner of his DS (that he just got for his birthday) because that seems to be the only thing he cares about. In the time it has taken me to write this I've yelled at him 5x to do the damn dishes.

I'm just at a loss. Advice?
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