Thursday, January 24, 2008

New Car (Ann, this post is for you!)

Okay, so I have about 150 pages left to read of Little Women and Young Men and Fire before school tomorrow and I have been inundated with work, my finance class assignments that are due, getting my Disneyland travel planner sheet faxed in (Poor me, I know), etc. But my poor friend Ann is stuck at home with five kids, one of which is a brand new baby and she was feeling desperate for something to read, so here I sit, composing a new blog entry. However, we do have blog-worthy news to share! We got a new car this week. As most of you know from a previous post late last year our Geo basically blew up on the freeway. It still sits outside our house, covered in snow, waiting for the day that Harold calls either the Kidney Foundation or the we-take-junker-cars-off-your-hands-for-quick-cash hotline. We were planning on not buying a car until I am done with school but the van makes bad noises, needs new brakes and tires and Harold really shouldn't be driving the van every day. We went to our local dealership (owned by our former bishop whom we love and trust) and found a new car. Here are the pics!

Our 2006 Hyundai Sonata

The dashboard

Of course these aren't pictures of our car, but the flashy pictures published by the PR firm that handles Hyundai.

This is not a new car, but it is new to us and is the newest car we have ever owned.

I haven't seen the car much. I drove it the night we bought it and Harold insisted that I be the one to drive it home that night (a five minute affair). But since then our lovely new vehicle has been Harold's companion. Harold has the guilts about buying something so nice. In fact, his exact words were, "This car is too fancy for me." Is this a possibility? There are houses that are too fancy, clothes that are too fancy, and possibly parties and restaurants and hotels that are too fancy, but a too-fancy car? NEVER!

Plus it was priced right, a middle of the road car, more bang for our buck. The dealer said that the exact same kind of car in a toyota or honda would have cost us 10-15K more. So I am feeling very middle class at the moment.

Now we can take our road trips with peace of mind.

I am off to read. My YA Lit prof decided to give us a 3rd pop quiz in a row and I had been banking on him NOT doing that and I failed that quiz miserably. I am so very embarassed that he is now grading my quiz and pondering on why I am such a slacker. I have vowed never to let that happen again. Forced reading can be fun, right? Actually, both books have been quite interesting/fun so far.

Happy trails! Vroom, vroom, vroom.


Cote Corner said...

sweet!!! It always feels good to have one car you can count on. Though, I don't feel bad that you are having to fill out your disneyland vacation plans!!! :) lol!

jeff said...

It's official. I'm jealous.

Abbie said...

Oh congrats! Is it silver? I like silver. Can't wait to see you guys pull up to our house in it. :) Sunday... 5:15/5:30

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Congrats on the new car! Both you and Harold deserve FANCY the fancier the better. Just sit back and enjoy your sweet ride.

Aunt Beth said...

There's nothing like a new (or almost new) car. I'm happy for you!

At the same time, I'm happy to inform that I only have two payments left on mine! Can't wait. It was a certified pre-owned Camry (2000) with only 12,000 miles on it. It's been a peach of a car and even though I now wish I'd bought a Corolla instead, I plan to keep this one for years. I don't even have 50,000 miles on it!

Enjoy every minute you get to drive in your new treasure!

Aunt Beth

Brent and Collette said...

Yay for new cars. I felt like our explorer was a little fancy for us, too(especially after the engineers I worked with thought it was fancy). I quickly adjusted...I'm sure Harold will too! There is nothing like security on the road. Enjoy!!

Julie J. said...

I am so happy for you guys. I can't think of two people who deserve a new car more. You have had some seriously bad car luck the last while.
We need a double date so you can give us a ride in your sweet ride.

Brittany said...

that's awesome! looks very fancy! will you be taking it on your trip to disneyland?