Nov. 11th, 2015

kshandra: jointed teddy bear, standing upright, wearing a faux-leather flying helmet and jacket, goggles, and "silk" scarf (Aviator)

Featured wrap: Bon Voyage

As some of you are already aware, I was introduced to Jamberry Nails earlier this year by a dear friend. I'd always been a fan of my awesome friends' awesome manicures, but I gave up trying to maintain my own years ago - I'd spend all the money on having them professionally done, and I'd screw it up before I even got home from the salon (seriously, I dinged two nails beyond recognition once just getting back into my car). But after doing Jamberry's 7-day challenge this spring, I was a convert.

My consultant, GlitterGirl, has generously offered to run a virtual Jamberry party for me on Facebook as a fundraiser for the trip - instead of earning hostess gifts, a portion of the sales from the party will go directly towards the cost of our incidentals while we're abroad. And with holiday shopping just around the corner (how did THAT happen?!), this is a great opportunity to pick up some stocking stuffers or a gift certificate for that hard-to-shop-for friend while raising money for a great cause.

At least, we think it's a great cause. ;-)

The party starts next Monday, and if you're interested, send me a message on Facebook and I'll send you an invitation to the party and a link to a form to fill out for free samples to start your own 7-day challenge. If you're not on FB, but you'd still like to check out what's available, I can get you instructions on how to place your order so I still get the credit for it. And if nail wraps don't interest you at all, the original fundraiser is still open. ;-)
kshandra: California custom license plate reading ♥KOOSH (Koosh Plate)
CSAA called this afternoon. They gave me two settlement figures, one if I surrender the vehicle and one if I choose to retain it with a salvage title; however, the estimated repair cost is something in the vicinity of $2K more than the salvage settlement would be, and we just don't have that to spare. [personal profile] gridlore and I haven't made the official decision yet, but I suspect it's inevitable.

This is the first car I didn't drive until it was no longer mechanically sound, which is another part of why this is so hard to deal with. We hadn't even cracked 90K miles yet; I could've gotten another 30K easily, and maybe more.

I need to figure out how much the shop will want to pull the after-market stereo for me, and if anyone has any pointers on how I can surrender the car, but keep my personalized plates, that would be a big help.

G_d, this sucks.
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