EEEKKK. I can't believe I am writing this post! Because I thought for sure that it would take us a LOT longer to get to this point. A brand new (new to me) car?! It's so pretty! I can't contain my excitement. I keep telling Dave, "I'm living in the lap of luxury" to which he replies "It's the standard version Debbie... nothing special here." But to me it is. Locks that work, a car clock that works, no rust, lights that turn off, a trunk that opens and closes, a steering wheel that turns when you want it to, tires that don't deflate. All of those things are special to me. This is the first car that I've bought on my own. (ok we bought it together!:)), but you know what I mean. There is a sense of pride that comes from researching and picking out a car, finding a good deal then haggling, and eventually driving it off the lot. I suddenly feel like a real adult! I have my own grown up car! And it's so shiny and pretty and...
This was our old car. Our clunker who did as well. It had almost 200,000 miles on it and it was STILL truckin' along when we traded it in. This car saw us through a few floods (remember 2006?), my job as a news photographer where I drove 100 miles a day, an apartment then a house, a new dog and a then it got a rest when I started working from home. The car salesmen told us we owed money to this car, and we sure did. Good bye old friend, you were good to us.
Welcome this car! Isn't it so shiny and pretty?! I'm wondering what this car will see us through:)
If you've been following along with the 101 in 1001 I hope you are starting to see the power of making lists and setting goals! I was a believer before but honestly I never thought we'd be checking off these things now, only three months into 2012! It's been boggling my mind just how powerful setting goals is! It really is an impetus to making things happen!