So this PM comes in while I am at the Sequim WA call. I rescheduled my Friday call in White Salmon WA to get back here to Portland. Here I am. For what?From: (Oregon72)
Date: Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Subject: Ruptured Duck
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, (Bookwus Spouse@),
Hope your itinerant visits here in Portland are going well.
(Bookwus Spouse) phoned me a couple hours ago and we spoke for some time about the situation with Bookwus' bus. (Bookwus Spouse) has made it clear that she is ready for action with regard to Mike's bus. Of course, I have no desire to step on anyone's toes, but (Bookwus Spouse) has let me know that it is her preference to sell the bus to me for a few real and valid reasons she has made me aware of (familiarity with me, full cash sale, in-state DMV, clean local transaction, etc.). Bookwus' main concern (and (Bookwus' Spouse) for that matter) was always that the bus be meticulously taken care of, driven often, and stay within Bookwus' circle of VW friends. (Bookwus Spouse) has requested that I meet with her tomorrow to complete the payment and transfer paperwork items while DMV is still open during the work week. You may be aware that (Bookwus Spouse) is having some windows replaced as well as some other remodeling and is worried that the bus may be dinged or damaged by the heavy traffic of contractors so this has sparked some additional urgency.
It is my hope you're OK with all this and I hope this relieves a bit of the logistical and financial burden that may have been weighing on you.
As for the AutoStick bug, I've told (Bookwus Spouse) that I'm ready, willing, and able to assist her in finding a buyer for it --- be it within our group of Pacific NW local VW guys/gals or through craigslist or otherwise. I would think there would be an enthusiast who could appreciate the vehicle and (with a little work) make it a straight runner. (Bookwus Spouse) also said that (Bookwus Spouse)'s daughter - and the original driver back in the day) has mentioned that she may like to get the body work done locally and roll in it once again which would just be awesome.
I've copied (Bookwus Spouse) on this email in case she would like to comment or add anything to the discussion.
All the best
I have apparently wasted countless time on hold with the NYS DMV, wasted the time of forum members who I have solicited for storage options, wasted my own time repairing the Bookwus Beetle shifter plate and getting a new battery for it and going over the Bookwus Bus to see if I can complete the itinerary with it, wasted my time with (Bookwus Spouse) getting the seller information straight, wasted my time spewing my dither with my own insurance company, and I get this PM telling me that the correspondence I have had with Bookwus' daughter since March is for naught because windows are being put in? So move the bus! A few feet! Thanks for your help.
What was I doing over there the other day, Oregon72? Where did I say that I was unable to pay for these cars? Yes, I wanted to do cash and PayPal, but if she had asked for cash only, I would have found a way. I am all about solutions. I am all about getting it done. I have executed thousands of appointment logistics on time all across this country, and I am being told by you that you are relieving me of a logistical and financial burden? Why am I finding out today that you have purchased the car that was to both save the BobD from wear and tear and offer the community a new facet for the itinerary, a Type 1 engined bus cross-country diary?
As for Mike's main concern, he asked me if I would take care of his bus because he said, in his own words,
"I can't think of anyone I would rather take care of my bus."
That you muscled in as the more "convenient" "clean" "local" "full cash" suitor and persuaded the grieving widow that you are the easier option without my having any idea that you were just going ahead while I was out of town is beyond classless. Your offer of "giving me first refusal" was just a bunch of words in your over-eager email. Why did (Bookwus Spouse) tell me today that I "didn't seem interested in" the cars? Are you KIDDING? Who told her that?
Let me tell you, Troy, I am more than disappointed. I am profoundly disgusted.
Colin Betrayal Does Not Become You.
(I post it here because I, like many others before me, will ask the forum forgiveness of my can't see straight blackest fury)