On my previous blog post I mentioned the underlying problem with our Expedition and extended another week of renting a car while watching the auction going on a car that might be ours soon.
There were three of them that time and one was from Oregon and another one from Utah.
From those two States the price of the Impala went all the day to $6,000.
So, the choice that we had was the one in Ventura which we patiently watched and decided to bit at the last minute.
It was Wednesday of last week and five minutes left before we bid on it.
Our bid was 3K and we won the bid.
Happily with the outcome, the next challenge we need to overcome was finding the best way to go and pick it up.
If we are going to rent a U-Haul pick up with a trailer it will cost us almost $5oo plus gasoline.
Rebel’s friend Rob volunteered to help by picking up the vehicle from Ventura and meet us in Vegas.
So, I spent many hours for an airfare and it cost lots of money on next day flight.
When all hope was lost as I was about about to dumped money for an airline I told Rebel to give me 15 minutes as I was very determined to dig deeper.
Stressed as I can’t find such a cheap flight for the next day, Ad came flashing through my computer screen.
Puzzled so I clicked it.
I was static when I saw the price of Allegiant airlines to Vegas was $88.00 per person.
It was non-stop not like those airlines that I saw that are not only expensive but they have hours of layover to different States.
And this is the next day flight.
Omg! what just happened here.
So, I grabbed my debit card and booked the airfare.
After that, I sat down for a moment and thank the universe because I know for fact the universe came to our rescue.
We flew the following day and landed in Vegas before noon.
My assumption was, we gonna pick up the car then drive home thereafter.
Once again the universe interrupted our plan.
We ended up staying in Vegas for six hours which we took advantage of.
Rebel took me to Fremont Avenue which I never been before.
Omg…what a place of dazzling activities.
Six hours were plenty that we ended up walking on the strip like three times.
By 7:00 p.m. we finally had the car so we left Vegas.
We got home by 2:00 a.m.
By 11:00 a.m. the following day we took the Impala for a smog.
Then we headed to Marty and asked if he wanted the Expedition and he said “Yes”.
That was a relief in exchange for his people labor.
By 2:00 p.m. we registered the vehicle.
After that we returned the rental car.
It was 8:00 p.m. when we got home and we are so exhausted for such a quick turn around of things that we went through.
One thing I learned with this experienced … the moment I assumed it will be very challenging to make things happen for such a short period of time… the universe stepped in to make the transition smooth.
This is how I felt the power of flipping an assumption.