|My 30th Birthday Present
What The Hell?
Valve Job & AWD
Clean Machine | USAA Did What?
Tom & Two West
Drop The Engine
April 5th 2006
Victory had a few, but never returned my calls to f-them. Daniel Schmitt in St. Louis were very cool but didn't have any in stock. PCA had a few from time to time, but nothing that fit all my wants. Fast forward to this past January - PCA lists a 1989 911 C4 (guards red) with 91,000 miles, CD, very clean, and it's not that bad of a distance from KC. Steve O. We shoot back and forth emails then talk. I tell him I only have a certain amount I can spend. He has to think about it - no problem. While I'm talking with Steve a 944 Turbo S comes up for sale in Atlanta (my fall back car if I couldn't find a 911 that was right). Steve and I can't work things out so the deal falls. The 944 goes south as well.
So then I get some great news about a new job. I'm also creeping up on my 30th birthday. My wife and I talk it over and I start the search once more for a solid 911 - except this time I up the years: 1989 to 2001 (AWD, of course). I find a couple, but nothing as perfect as the 1989 I had tried to get earlier in the year. My wife says:
I ping Steve O. again (keep in mind I had already purchased www.89c4.com months ago in anticipation of purchasing his car) about buying his car for a new price. He shoots me back asking for the night to think it over. Next day I get his email:
Then it gets really scary!
I am financing the car though my bank. No big deal, except I wanted to pick up the car this week (my birthday week). USAA being kick ass allows me to send a faxed application on Saturday, to be approved on Monday, to overnight the funds on Tuesday so I could make my flight on Wednesday AM. I loose the fax number, try and get it, finally call them and get a new one. Fax goes though. All should be well...
Monday gets away from me. I realize at 9pm that I have yet to contact USAA to ensure they got the fax and I'd have my funds on Tuesday. Nope; they never got it. Long story short, Daniel has me re-fax the documents to the original fax number, but instead of the funds getting to me, they'll be next day 8AM FedEx'd to a drop location 1 mile outside of the Sioux Falls Airport - are you KIDDING ME? What if it doesn't get there? How am I going to get home? What will this guy Steve O. think of all this? What the F@#K!?
THOUGHTS FOR THE AFTERNOON
This wasn't so much a road trip as it was a pickup and delivery. I was so excited to get her home I didn't really stop anywhere cool to document (hence the pictures of Wendy's and a bug smeared windshield). What this entry does is allow me to play with future formatting, image placement, and other stupid information no one cares about. And if anyone cares, I got 4th in my office NCAA Men's Basketball pool - no cash - sucks, cause I have to fill her up with Premium now...