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Update on the car situation

The Frog is dead, long live the Frog. We got to the dealership yesterday almost as soon as they opened (because deleva is made of awesome and picked us up and took us down there. The engine was completely seized, and it wouldn't have been worth fixing (not to mention it would have taken longer than we can stand to be without a car to fix). So, to the sales floor!

Long story short, I just bought a car for the very first time (as my credit is a bit better than Eric's, we did the purchase in my name, rather than his or ours). We now own a midnight blue (with sparkles!) 2007 Saturn Vue, currently dubbed the Beast. It has enough space that we got all the games that had been in the backseat and trunk of Froggy into just the trunk area, and still have the backseat clear. The plan is to keep it that way - I'm under orders from Eric to give him hell about it, and believe me, that's the plan (no matter how much Stultz claims that things will expand "like foam").

I think the Beast will serve us well, and it doesn't feel nearly as big as I expected it would. It has some amenities that we hadn't expected (heated seats, which are perfect for Eric's back, and air conditioning), and we'll be able to put the nice stereo from Froggy in without issue. Eric's working to see who he knows from work that can help with the installation.

All in all, the important thing is that we're back on the road, and we shouldn't have much trouble with the car payments. I can only thank heavens that this happened AFTER I got established in the new job, because we wouldn't have been able to do this if I was still temping. No way.

Feeling like more of a successful adult, now. Scaaaaaary.

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morningdozer
Apr. 25th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! Those are nice cars :-) It is a bit spooky to do the "grown-up" things sometimes isn't it???
Last week my car was dead when I got out in the morning. I was so glad that just 1 month or so ago I had got a bee in my bonnet and bought a AAA membership. Holy crap did that come in handy, and I was only an hour late for work. I probably would have had to call in to figure out what was wrong with the car. (Dead battery --it's fine now) But I felt like such a responsible human being lol... it was strange!! You would think with 2 kids I would feel that way more often... surprise!
trilliumgrl
Apr. 26th, 2010 12:42 am (UTC)
Okay, you did MUCH better than me last time I had to buy a car. It took months. Months where I just used Sean's care (which I hate driving) and pouted a lot. Good for you!
pict_shrink
Apr. 26th, 2010 10:53 am (UTC)
Huzzah! (I won't tell anyone about the grown up stuff.)
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