But not soon enough. One week post Val-shooting, Dylan and I closed on our new house in unincorporated Maricopa County. That's right, we are not even in a city, but we have a Scottsdale address. The house is located between Scottsdale and Rio Verde off of Dynamite. It's about a 40 minute drive for me to work, but it hasn't bothered me at all. Every house has an acre lot, and there are miles of open desert surrounding us. It's also about 10 degrees cooler than in the city. Max and Kristin live right across the street, and Shawn and Elaine live about 5 minutes away. Plus, we're about 10 minutes from Greasewood Flat, Reata Pass, and Pinnacle Peak Patio. Finally I can wear my cowboy boots again! We have devoted all of our time and fundage to this house over the last few weeks, and I am so happy with how it is shaping up. Here's one picture, but take a look at our photo gallery for more pictures.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
On July 11, 2009 my little red car, Val, was the victim of a heinous crime. Our mentally unstable and totally schnockered neighbor at the condo put ten rounds into her passenger side with a 9 millimeter handgun. Dylan and I were out furniture shopping while she sat quietly in her covered parking spot. The police called me and told me to come home, and luckily they had already arrested the crazy neighbor and taken him away. The damage was bad, but luckily none of the engine parts or the gas tank were hit. The doors actually caught the bullets, but the ones that came through the windows caused some interior damage. Val was towed to the Airpark Auto Collision on July 13th to get all new doors and panels and windows and I'm sure a whole lot more...but she is FINALLY coming home this week! They had to order parts from Volvo in Sweden to make some final repairs, and the parts finally arrived on Friday. I am very fortunate for the Liens who have allowed me to borrow their car for times when Dylan's car was not available. We now have rental car coverage in case someone else decides to shoot one of our cars again.
Posted by Lindsey Palmer at 10:59 AM