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"Oh, what a feeling...!"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by novataco, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    novataco

    novataco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone old enough to remember the old Toyota jingle, "Ohhhhhh what a feeling, to drive Toyota!"

    It's been a pretty good week for me. I knew I was near my final note but wasn't keeping track. Anyway, I got a notice in the mail from Toyota Financial that my last note has been paid, and it just capped off a good week.

    Its a nice feeling to know that my '06 is still in pristine shape, paid off, and I am relieved of a $460.00/month note. It makes life simple to be debt free and I have more savings to put away.

    Also this week, I got a phone call from a manager that I made an annual performance bonus, I cleaned my parent's carport for them, detailed my Mom's new Venza, refurbished their charcoal pit with new parts and BBQ'd for them three times already. (They are 82 years old and can't do this stuff anyomore.) And I am approaching my one year anniversary of returning home to New Orleans, after 28 years away.

    Just a really nice week for me, feeling mighty good, and wanted to share.

    Rock on!
     
  2. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    gusher

    gusher SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    :headbang: Rock on indeed bro...good for you!
     
  3. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    RLDTACO

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    Congats on your great week!:yay:

    Just thought I'd add this.:D
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  4. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:53 AM
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    Spitz Stang

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  5. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Hell yeah man! Good for you! It's always nice to have a little extra money to put aside, especially in this economic climate! Congrats dude! :woot::cheers::bananadance:
     
  6. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    You my man are a son any mother or father would be proud to acknowledge. God bless you for recognizing your responsibility to care for the 2 who gave you life and cared for you for so many years. Novel idea in this day and age. I hope you have children (if not get busy) this type of character needs to propagate. Oh ya glad you got the truck paid off too,
     
  7. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    David K

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    Congratulations! Good Job!!
     
  8. Mar 25, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    478DblSport

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    Full of WIN and it's FRIDAY!!! :taco:
     
  9. Mar 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Oh ya, remember the jingle very well
    Sounds you had a great week congrats on the truck & helping out the parents plus the bonus is icing on the cake.
    You put hard work into what you do & take care of those that matter. :thumbsup:
    Here is to a great Friday & thanks for sharing. :) :cheers:
     
  10. Mar 25, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    Congrats on the pay off Bro ..... it is a good feeling .... like getting a $400 a month pay raise.

    My first Toyata truck was an '84 2WD longbed 5 speed .... 116,000 carefree miles .... replaced muffler & tires ... at's it.
     
  11. Mar 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    oh yeah, remember it well. Also remember seeing Back to the Future in the theater and saying to myself that I'm going to get me a black Toyota truck like that one day. Finally got my first Toyota truck in 1989.New 4WD black extended cab. Had one ever since.:)
     
  13. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    Nailed it! :) I'm happy for you.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    steviestyles The "Search" tab is your friend!!

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    DO yourself a favor, take that $460 a month payment you were making and put it into a savings account. In 5 years, you'll be able to buy a new car in cash. You lived without the $460 a month for 4 years, you can make due without for another 4.
     
  15. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Congrats!! Now live below your means and life will be great! Kudos for doin for Mom and Dad!!
     
  16. Mar 25, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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  17. Mar 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    I remember those old commercials... Does that make us old??? :eek:

    Good job paying off the Taco. I can't wait for that day to come for me!
     
  18. Mar 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    I remember those old commercials.

    ^and this is great advice.
     
  19. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    Thanks for the comment, but its a real joy to be around them too. Dad's in a wheelchair mostly now, so they don't get out much anymore, and I can see how a visit livens them up instantly. I even got him out there in the carport involved with rehabbing the grill, and watching the beef tenderloin on the grill while I was detailing Mom's car...activities that wouldn't have happened otherwise. I felt like a camp counselor drumming up activities!

    And a great time to move back home, and enjoy the interaction with them while they are still around.

    Excellent advice, and thank you. My first thought was not to go spend more money on something, but to enjoy the reduced household costs. Makes me appreciate more all the detailing and upkeep I have done to keep the truck in great condition. Although I will say that Monday I am going to a paintless dent repair shop to get a few dings fixed to keep it looking as perfect as possible.
     
  20. Mar 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    Yes.
     
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