Wednesday, November 26, 2008

revealed



That's right. It's a 2006 Honda Element and it's ours and it's mostly paid for. We got a killer deal on it and couldn't have had a better car purchase experience.

Why this is so great is because we haven't had a reliable vehicle for most of the time we've been married. The blessed Buick was a nice car that served Carl well (and myself for about the last 6 months of my driving career,) but it has cost us lots of money. While we haven't had any car payments (his parents bought his, I purchased the Toyota in high school) for years, the Buick was sucking our pockets dry every 2 months with some new expensive hitch.

We finally reached our breaking point last week when the Buick started making new sounds (only 1 months after getting it out of the shop, mind you.) We didn't feel like we could look someone in the eye and tell them the Buick was a great car or hand them the maintenance records with confidence. So, we took less money for it than we could've if we'd sold it ourselves, but we got a great deal on the Element and we didn't have to feel bad about the Buick. That's what they call "win/win."

I'm working through some anger and control issues since I can't drive it and it's been my dream car for the last 4 years...I guess I'll forget all that when I have the clear from my Doc and I get to drive it.

I couldn't reveal until today because we're driving it to my sister's for T-Give and have been keeping it a secret from my family.

That's all! I hope the mystery was worth the wait!

11 comments:

greg said...

i reckon that's better than what i thought it was. congratulations!

Mags said...

:) Jake was sure it was a car! AWESOME! Sweet choice - glad it has a higher chance of serving both of you! Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

sybil said...

that is what i thought. congrats how exciting.

live compassionately said...

It's beautiful! I'm so happy for you guys - I know how much you have wanted one! :)

katie johnson said...

it's PRETTY! shiny shiny black. love it.

revbrunet said...

hey!!!! i guessed car and you mocked me!!! hmph.

Jen said...

oh how wonderful! i am jealous. no joke.

realolivegreen said...

I wasn't trying to mock, just trying to keep the secret, pal. :)

revbrunet said...

that's fine. i'll forgive you when you and your hubby take me for a spin in your sweet new ride. :) super excited for you!!

Amanda said...

yea!!!

Team Honnoll said...

WOW! it's beautiful!!!!!!! congrats!!!!!