There's this post I've been seeing on other peoples' blogs where they've entered their first names followed by the word needs into a Google search. Frankly, I didn't find those posts too interesting until I tried it out for myself. The first five results using my name:
1.Betsy needs a day job.
2. Betsy needs a bath.
3. Betsy needs a boyfriend.
4. Betsy needs a makeover.
5. Betsy needs our help.
I have admit, the stupid exercise did make me smile.
We still don't have a final word about our Toyota Matrix, but the Corolla has been declared totalled. I've been very impressed with State Farm throughout this process and would recommend them to a friend. The settlement they're giving us for the Corolla was a pleasant surprise and would actually allow us to go out and buy an identical car. Our current plan is to attempt to get by on only one car for awhile. We don't want to rush into a purchase. Meanwhile, if you own a Toyota Sienna or Honda Odyssey, I'd love to hear your opinions about it. We would be looking particularly at late-model used versions (2003 and newer I think). [Yes, I do feel ridiculously old and frumpy considering the possibility of a minivan.]