This is Nic, my "middle" child. 12 months ago, against all advice given freely by us, his parents, he purchased a beautiful blue sports car (Nissan 350Z). He bought it over the internet, much to my horror, and then two weeks before Christmas we had to drive all the way to Sydney to pick it up.
Now that he was a "car enthusiast" he then decided that he wanted to add twin turbos (as if it didn't have enough power). Another two trips to Sydney and a lot of money later, he owned the fastest and best car in the street.
He was very happy with it for a little while, only driving it after work and using his good old VS Holden commodore for things like going to work and shopping centres etc.
Moving on to two weeks before this Christmas. He discovered "drifting". Back on to the internet he went, and found a suitable Nissan 180SX in Melbourne this time. He sold his commodore and off he went with a mate to pick up his new car.
IT IS A BEAST!!!!!!
It cost him heaps to get it up to roadworthy standard and got it registered on Christmas Eve. 4 days later, he damaged the bar that goes between the front wheels practising his "drifting" and had to get it towed and fixed. Then the radiator has packed it in because this car has been modified by somebody that isn't a decent motor mechanic, and he has to fix that. Of course he has run out of money now and has had to use the Z while this one waits to be fixed.
This morning I was woken up at 4.30am by him. He left for work and heard a strange noise, then discovered the Z was leaking petrol all down the street! Now we have two cars in our driveway, both of them not working!
My husband says if he had of just kept the commodore, he could have had enough money for a deposit on a house by now and we wouldn't have a heap of cars sitting out the front!
I am still appliqueing Rosebud but thought I would show this pic for a bit of quilting news. Can't remember the name of the quilt but it is a Robyn Pandolph design and remember that beautiful Folk Art Wedding range of hers? That's the pink strip I used. Another one I want to handquilt one day.