Saturday, October 20, 2018

It's October already?

I haven't been blogging much because I've been busy with work and home. As it should be.

I was hired as a temp for this agency to work on their incoming mail which is a huge project they have each year and then transition into being a supervisor on the file room team once that project has ended.

So I was offered a job and 10/01 was my conversion date. YEAH! More on that later.

But in the middle of it all, in August, there were some fires in the mountains between OC and Lake Elsinore and was notified that my (what would have been my) mother-in-law was laid up in the hospital because she has these attacks where she can't breathe due to COPD. It's 2018, and I think that COPD is an umbrella term for a host of breathing problems these days, but after smoking cigarettes for umpteen years, she has what is traditionally known as emphysema.

So her youngest son reaches out to me. It sounds like he's dealing with the fire himself because it lives in one of the nearby canyons and his new job. So I get to the hospital and assess that she cannot go back home because it's so smoky, so I tell her she's coming to my house. And I sleep on the couch for 2 weeks. It was an adjustment having one extra person with an accouterment of medical equipment that had to be considered before we even talk about the regular stuff that we take on a trip.

So as much as she desired to do stuff while she was here, should really couldn't other than eat, sleep, cook and one shopping trip or doctor's appointment, which my son took her and to pick-up her new prescriptions. I took her to Sprouts and the farmer's market ( she didn't get out of the car).

And then it's August and it's hot. Well, not hot to me and Stephen because we are used to living in 80 degrees but put a fat elderly woman with an oxygen machine on 24 hours a day in a smaller unfamiliar space and she wants it cooler. So we adjust the fans, but it's not enough. so I find a used a/c unit in Orange and snag that puppy for a great price and pop it into the wall. And then I'm seeing it's missing the shroud and grille. So I have to find and buy those online. It'a taken me this long to get the a/c unit properly installed and insulated, but it's in and now I'm doing the trim on the outside. The area infront of the a/c unit on the floor is littered with tools and tubes of construction adhesive.

So with the a/c  plus the fans and the oxygen and all of the cooking, my electric bill spikes to over $300. I'm in sticker shock. She kicks in $ for the bill. Thank you.

Bye bye Acadia, hello 2017 Mazda 3 5-door GT

Certified Used 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring For Sale SOLD

Used 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback Grand Touring

Certified Used 2017 Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring Hatchback In Orange County
  • Exterior Color : Machine Gray Metallic Interior Color : BLACK
  • Mileage : 40,241 Miles
  • Stock # : 0S104757
  • VIN : JM1BN1M32H1104757

Packages & Options 

Included Options

Tachometer

Spoiler

Navigation System

Air Conditioning

Traction control

Heated front seats

AM/FM radio: SiriusXM

Fully automatic headlights

Tilt steering wheel

Speed-sensing steering

Mazda Navigation System

Brake assist

Illuminated entry

Heated Reclining Front Bucket Seats

Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Outside temperature display

Power windows

Rear anti-roll bar

Power driver seat

Perforated Leather Seat Trim

Rear seat center armrest

Front anti-roll bar

Overhead airbag

Split folding rear seat

Driver vanity mirror

9 Speakers

Trip computer

Power door mirrors

Leather Shift Knob

Front dual zone A/C

Low tire pressure warning

Bumpers: body-color

Automatic temperature control

Front reading lights

Overhead console

Passenger vanity mirror

Heads-Up Display

Anti-whiplash front head restraints

Front Center Armrest

Panic alarm

Emergency communication system

Radio data system

Speed control

Power steering

Telescoping steering wheel

Dual front impact airbags

Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Monitoring warning

Rain sensing wipers

ABS brakes

Front fog lights

Passenger door bin

Dual front side impact airbags

Heated door mirrors

Electronic Stability Control

Power moonroof

Turn signal indicator mirrors

Premium Equipment Package

LED Combination Taillights

Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror w/HomeLink

Four wheel independent suspension

Rear window wiper

Exterior Parking Camera Rear

Variably intermittent wipers

18" x 7.0J Alloy Wheels

Rear window defroster

Radio: AM/FM/HD Audio System

Bose Surround Sound System

Machine Gray Metallic Paint Charge

Occupant sensing airbag

Remote keyless entry

Front Bucket Seats

Driver door bin

4-Wheel Disc Brakes

Comments & Reviews 

  • Our Certified Pre-Owned 2017 Mazda3 Hatchback Grand Touring is incredible in Machine Gray Metallic! The 184hp 2.5 Liter 4 Cylinder and 6 Speed Automatic with sport mode provide a smooth ride, and the handling is precise thanks in part to Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring control. Each drive feels like a pleasure cruise, and you'll relish scoring near 36mpg on the highway!

    The stunning good looks of our Mazda3 Grand Touring are further complemented by alloy wheels, a black metallic grille, and a sunroof. The impeccably designed cabin has a wealth of amenities and thoughtful touches to meet your needs including push button start, perforated leather trimmed sport seats, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a full color active driving display, and a 60/40 split folding rear seat. Check out our Mazda Connect infotainment system, a color touch screen display, multi-function commander control, and voice command! Staying in touch is a snap with Bluetooth hands free, as well as SMS text message auto delivery, impressive Bose audio with available satellite radio, and Pandora, Stitcher, and Aha internet radio integration.

    Our Mazda 3 has earned superior safety ratings and keeps you secure with a head up display, rear view camera, smart city brake support, blind spot monitoring, anti-lock disc brakes, stability/traction control, and airbags. Get behind the wheel of our hatchback to experience performance, efficiency, style and value. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership! 

    Tustin Mazda is a family-owned & operated dealership located in the heart of Orange County at the Tustin Auto Center. Our commitment to superior customer service shows: 5-Stars Dealer Rater, 4.5- Stars Yelp, and 4.8-Stars Google. We try to make the purchase process as hassle-free as possible and encourage you to call, click, or stop by Tustin Mazda today - our friendly, knowledgeable sales team is ready to help you.

    Tustin Mazda is a family-owned & operated dealership located in the heart of Orange County at the Tustin Auto Center. Our commitment to superior customer service shows: 5-Stars Dealer Rater, 4.5- Stars Yelp, and 4.8-Stars Google. We try to make the purchase process as hassle-free as possible and encourage you to call, click, or stop by Tustin Mazda today - our friendly, knowledgeable sales team is ready to help you.