Suggestions so far: Harrison, Maddox Ford, Flanders

Lame! I know. I hate it when the blogs I read don’t update, and now I’m one of them. I throw myself at your mercy. Here’s what’s been going on:

-More work.
-Working over the weekend, for a change of pace.
-Car shopping.

Since only one of these things is interesting in the least…

Husband and I got a new car. This is kind of a big deal for us, since we’ve been sharing a car since we moved in together in 2001—my Volkswagen Jetta, which is now 12 years old. The Jetta, which I named Pedro a long time ago, is still a fine little vehicle. He’s just a little rough around the edges and has a couple of major brokenesses that make driving him any distance a little annoying. Like the cruise control, for instance, which Pedro threw off a long time ago. Or the radio, which has a short in it, so that when you’d like to turn up the volume NOTSOFAST, the volume doesn’t go, or it goes too loud in a split second. The tape player (Pedro is just that old) is also broken and believes that every time the ignition starts what you really want is for the tape that isn’t inside the player to fast forward forever. Also, there’s the gas smell. Which isn’t there, according to my mechanic. But if it’s not there, I have a really vivid imagination.

I didn’t drive the car much for three years until I got the new job, so now that I drive to work everyday, these problems stacked up to the point that it made sense to look for a new car.

Still, the check I wrote on Saturday was the largest check I’ve ever written. It was a little unnerving, but we are now happily thinking up names for our brand new sterling gray Ford Fusion.

Suggestions welcome in the comments. I think she might be a girl.

By Published On: November 1, 2009Categories: Uncategorized