Monday, June 19, 2017

I’ve Got 3 Things To Do...

Hubby is on a business trip in Albany and I tagged along for the ride. Figured I might actually get some WORK done for a change.

Therefore, I have three things I would like to get done. Okay, two things. I’m hoping to get started on the third thing. What are those things, you ask?

#1 – Finish my short story. I started it awhile ago for a blog. I gotta finish that sucker and now looks like a good time to do it.

#2 – Finish judging a contest entry (for my local chapter). I’ve only got one left (of the three I was sent). I just want that done with. And no, this isn’t something that is done quickly. Not only do I give it a score, but I’m critiquing the work, too. For me, that takes time. Thank goodness the submissions are only about 10-15 pages long!

#3 – Get back to editing Ghostly Interlude. I was doing some pre-edit check work and realized that wasn’t working (because if it was, I’d have been done by now!). I’ve got some other plans in mind, and I have Lori Foster to thank for that. She spoke at my chapter’s meeting Saturday and something she said kind of clicked. So, we’ll see how I do (or if I even get to work on it—#1 might take up all my time!!).

I’m sure I’ll also get some reading done while I’m here. J

So… What’s the fastest you ever sold a car? I think we broke our record. We put the Ranger up on Craig’s List on Wednesday and by Friday it was sold. At our ASKING price (which was above blue book)! Getting the car detailed really helped (it did look pretty sharp!).

Happy Monday!



JeffO said...

Is that Albany, NY, Albany, GA, or Albany some other state? Regardless, I hope you have a good and productive visit!
Fastest I ever sold a car was my old Sentra. Sold fast enough (and at asking price) that I suspect I was selling it too low. I loved that car (5-speed manual transmission on a 4-cylinder engine that had much more pep than a 6-cylinder Ford Granada I had for a time) but with a family of four, it was just too small. Good deal for you on the Ranger!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Albany, NY. Somewhere near your neck of the woods, I'm sure. We had sold my 2000 Nissan Altima pretty quickly, and I'm thinking we probably asked for too little on that, too. But to get asking price ABOVE blue book, that has NEVER happened to us before. We got back 1/2 our money (what we paid for it in 2005). Not too bad for 12 years of ownership!

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Gratz on the quick car sale, and thanks for sharing your fun pics!

Maria Zannini said...

Congrats on selling so quickly. We've got a car to sell too.

How do you sell to strangers? If they want a test drive, do you hold on to their driver's license or do you go with them?

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Thanks!

Maria - Selling to strangers can be tricky. I've ridden with potential customers before. In this case, the girl couldn't drive the stick, so Hubby drove her around (she was buying it for her husband). It really depends on the people, I guess, and whatever kind of vibe you get from them. But we always meet at a neutral site, never our home. Usually someplace that has a notary so we can transfer the title (so basically, near a bank!).