Saturday, August 31, 2013

Well, we did it. We just turned in our 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT...... =(

Well, we did it. We just turned in our 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander GT. The over $640 a month was too much for this unemployed yokel and disabled damsel (we had almost 2 years of payments done and had 3 more years to go). We took it to the $3 car wash and also vacuumed it out plus cleaned the interior. This was so it was handed over in the best condition possible, and because Mitsubishi allowed us the dignity of handing the car off to the local dealership instead of a fly by nite auto repo guy coming to our house in the nite and dragging it away in front of the neighbors (so we wanted it in clean condition to show we cared and were responsible owners).

Penny was understandably verklempt (picture forthcoming). Our sales guy for the past 4 of 5 Mitsubishi's was nice to us as we said our goodbyes (the Sales Manager walked into the floor vehicle appraiser's office and told him who was handing in a car.... a gentleman who then immediately stopped what he was doing despite being busy with another customer, walked out and then comforted both myself and my wife.... and then walked out to the lot to get the miles off of our now former car. They formalized the handover by having an appraisal document filled out documenting the miles and condition of the vehicle (and us both signing it). Since Penny and I are long term customers, they are going to try and look for a cheap high mile low value (but good running/maintained) vehicle and if they get one in that will get them a couple of hundred at auction, they will offer it to me instead for that price so I can have a backup vehicle. We'll see if that happens, but I have hopes they will keep their word.

Their final words to us was that we tried our best (and that it was "only a car" and that Penny's health was much more important. I agreed. A class organization (even if they couldn't help us in the end). It looks like it would sell for up to 19k (and we'll be stuck with 13k plus fees in regards to the difference between our payoff and the auction amount). We have no idea how we can cover that cost at the moment. Alas, it is what it is. =(


The reason for the lack of almost daily blog posts is due to my recent problems with my left hand. Last Sunday, it blew up into a meat cleaver (my immune system attacked my left hand's joints). The swelling was so bad, I couldn't use the hand.

Penny took me to Sherman Healthcare and I was prescribed Prednisone. 2 days later, I went to my General Physician and was told after all of the testing was completed the previous week, that I am being recommended to see a Rheumatologist. After he saw my hand and how swelled up it was, he definitely can see how bad my joints are. At this point, the effort continues (I can now use my hand again at least).

Penny's pain got worse on Friday and after calling Cancer Treatment Center of America, we were told to go there immediately. We did so and there was no noticeable obstruction after they did a bunch of testing and an ultrasound.

With the pain killer Rx prescribed, we went back home.

One week until the cystoscopy and we are hoping for the best and fearing the worst. It cannot come fast enough......... 

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