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We Got Wheels!

Three years ago I left my last car in Nashville and rode back to Iowa in a moving truck with my folks. And yesterday we finally replaced it.

We’ve been talking about how we should have a car by the time my parents get here just so that it’s easier to get them around. We’ll still use public transport, but it’s nice to have the option of getting away to some place that isn’t necessarily on a train line.

We, being who we are, however, hadn’t really done much looking at cars. We sort of had our hearts set on at least test-driving a Swift. But then the soccer mom in me started leaning towards a CRV. This was all virtual searching though.

Then yesterday, we had gotten back from our McAmerica trip, and Hans’s brother came to the door with a flyer describing this Mitsubishi Colt. A test drive and some smooth talking later, we had the guy down to our price range with a 3-year warranty. Next thing we know, we’re signing papers.

Of course, neither of us can legally drive it yet, but I’m guessing I should do something about that this week. Eeep! I need so much practice. I’ve driven my in-law’s car down the street to the grocery store, but I’ve managed to avoid all roundabouts thus far. I’m freaking out, but it will be okay.

It’s kind of cute in that ugly sort of way, which is totally our style. It’s amazingly roomy, and it’ll be great for hauling band gear around. I’m excited.

In Other News
I’m completely addicted to the Pack Rat game on Facebook. Let me know if you want an invite!

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  1. alyda says

    Jul 20 2008, 02:42 am
    Oh my goodnesssss!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited about the car!!!! Hurry up and get your licence sorted out so you can come over to our house :DDDDDD

    alyda

  2. manda says

    Jul 20 2008, 11:27 am
    I love my CR-V.
    I’m excited for you! Now go get legal to drive.
    I told you Packrat would be addicting!



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