Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Update

My new wheels

What a long day! We purchased a new vehicle today. . .a 2009 Honda CR-V. That's always quite a stressful and exhausting experience because you're always wondering if you got the best deal. A big thanks to my mom (and dad) for watching Olivia all day long. We looked at a few comparable vehicles and the CR-V had everything we were looking for. It was a little hard for me to give up my Civic, but we were really wanting something a bit bigger. I even had to say good-bye to my car (yes, I say good-bye to inanimate objects. . .but I'm not as bad as my dad and his Casio watch "Cassie.") I patted her on the dash and said, "Well, we had some good times." Then, I started thinking. . .let's see. . .you drove me to all of my doctor visits as I tried desperately to become pregnant. You drove me to the hospital when I gave birth at 23 weeks, 1 day. You drove me home from the hospital. . .without my babies. You drove me to the hospital the night I lost my son. You drove me to my son's funeral. You drove me back and forth to the hospital for 105 days. Yes, you drove Olivia home from the hospital, but that was after a grueling 2 hour wait at the eye doctor and we had to drive home in the sleeting rain on slick, icy roads. That was definitely not the homecoming day I was hoping for. Let's see. . then there was the mishap with a relative's car (not my fault) the mishap with the generator (okay, that was my fault) and the grocery cart. Boy, come to think of it. . .we didn't have any good times at all!! I think my Civic "drove" me through some of the darkest days of my life, but at least I'm slowly coming out the other side. It was a great car, though, and its reliability and gave me one less thing to worry about. I look forward to better, brighter days in my new CR-V!


Anissa said...

Beautiful car! I don't plan on getting a new one until we buy our house. Fingers Crossed! May next summer we will start looking.

Shea said...

Wow! Nice car! I hope you enjoy it!

Don said...

Yes, it was a sad day when my faithful Casio "Cassie" finally quit after 28 years! And that's 196 in "watch years"! We had many good "times" together. She no longer tells time, but she can still "beep"! At least until her battery finally goes.

And yes, I say goodbye to all my cars....some get a "fond farewell", and some get a "good riddance"!

Erin said...

Whoohoo! Love it!