Monday, April 19, 2010
We Did It!
We bought a new car today! This was our third annual spring "we need a new car" exercise, only this time we actually made a purchase. I'm glad it's taken this long; we both feel very confident with the car we chose, we financed a comfortable amount, and now we have two vehicles capable of transporting all of us at once - and the 13-year-old, 100k mile car is no longer our primary family car.
Details: We traded in Don's 2005 GMC Canyon (2-seater pickup) for a 2010 Subaru Forester, special edition. Don will take over the 1997 Explorer. Parting with the truck was the hardest part - it was our first big joint purchase, just before we got married. A good amount of newlywed, foot-loose and fancy-free memories involve that truck. And the sight of it has always been my "Yay, Donny's home!" association - whether it was watching him back into our parking spot at our little apartment in Cheshire or seeing him turn the corner onto our street here in Maryland.
So, here's to fond memories and to new wheels. And many new adventures and memories to come!