We got a new car!
It’s crazy to say that with nothing but pure elation in my heart soul. After all, the last time we got a new car, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. My beloved Car had finally died a slow death by weak strut after nearly 16 years and 240,000 miles on the road, and I unwillingly surrendered her under emergency conditions in the parking lot of a Hyundai dealership in San Leandro on a Wednesday night.
But this time, things were different.
This time, we got a new car by very purposeful choice. We got the car we needed and wanted (with no disrespect to our little Hyundai hatchback, which actually treated us quite well these past four years, all while getting 38 MPG).
This time, we got a car for MOUNTAIN PEOPLE. Which is what we are now –
– an all wheel drive, icy silvery-blue, pimped-out Subaru Forrester with the biggest damn sun roof you’ve ever seen.
Meet our new baby:
AND SHE EVEN CAME WITH SUBARU DOGGY BOWLS IN THE BACK.
We were made for each other. All we need now is a name…