I haven’t done a Friday Confessional in so long… I think it’s time!
I confess… that I gave a pretty darned easy hint the other day on the blog as to what my “big news” was. Most of you guessed correctly. I bought a new car, and I’m super excited! It’s my very first NEW new car! :)
I confess… that I named my 2013 Ford Focus “Purdy”. My dad always named vehicles after the people who sold them to him, or who previously owned them. My sales lady’s last name was “Purdy”, and I thought it was perfect for my “Purdy” new little red car.
I confess… that despite my excitement over buying a new set of wheels, I was more than a little sad to say good-bye to my ‘97 Rav 4, “Linda”. I bought her second-hand almost 9 years ago from my aunt & uncle, and she was the best. And honestly, if there hadn’t been another costly exhaust leak, I’d probably still be driving her.
I confess… that on the way to the dealership yesterday morning, the fond memories of adventures in the Rav flashed through my mind and made me feel so nostalgic. But after a lot of running around to get the new car licensed (which my mother swears we shouldn’t have had to do) - driving back and forth from Kanata to Aylmer and back to Kanata again in a car that sounded like a jetplane - I was more than relieved when I finally got to slide in behind the wheel of my new, much quieter car.
I confess… that I don’t handle stress very well. Yesterday, I was chewing gum. Apparently chewing it hard, probably especially when we hit a snag at the license bureau due to an error in the paperwork, and I thought I was going to literally melt.down. Because today, my jaw is aching, and the area around my temples is sore to touch. Awesome.
I confess… that I still haven’t figured out what half of the buttons do in the car. It kind of looks like a spaceship inside. Also, I have one radio station that comes in clearly, and I cannot for the LIFE of me figure out how to change the other presets. I need to spend some time just sitting in the car and reading the manual, apparently.
I confess… that I don’t really have any other confessions to make other than car-related ones. But I’m glad this ordeal is over. Since my car started roaring last Thursday, I feel like my life has been on hold – and it’s all been about the new car deal. I feel like I can start doing things again…start breathing again. I’m so relieved.
I confess… that I couldn’t have done it without my mom. She put on her “Dad” hat and asked all the questions and made all the requests that I never would have thought of. Thank you, Mom!!! My cousin Jim was also a big help, since he works at the dealership in the service department, and was able to get me some great deals. :)
Happy Friday, everyone! :)