I figured out the car-shopping experience today. In 100-degree heat, an umbrella is required:
We looked around at two more dealerships early this afternoon. The Husband and I definitely had a clearer idea of what we wanted and did not like today, so it made the process go a little quicker.
I snacked on apricots:
We eventually found a car that we really liked, but the Husband needed to go home to "decompress" and think about the purchase.
I ate dinner around 5:30. It was kind of random:
I had leftover Thai food (garlic pepper tofu), a whole wheat mini pita, and some grapes.
Within 30 minutes of getting back to the house, the Husband declared himself ready to purchase the car and we drove back to the dealership.
Now…. let me explain our car situation. I have a 2002 Honda Civic and the Husband has a 1991 Toyota MR2. The MR2 has no air conditioning, no power steering, a horrible paint job, and is generally falling apart. However, the MR2 is the Husband’s baby. He loves that car so much. I love it, too. We went on our first date in the MR2!
When we decided to buy a new car for the Husband, I told him I wasn’t going to make him trade in the MR2. I don’t want to be the wife that forces my husband to give up his baby!
We drove the MR2 to the dealership and the Husband started to positively FREAK OUT about the thought of trading in the MR2! I thought he was going to have a breakdown. He actually started to cry. It would’ve been funny if it hadn’t been so sad! Needless to say, I didn’t push the trade in!
So…. now we have THREE CARS!
We bought a Chrysler Pacifica! I’m so excited!
Hello, tailgate space!
It will transition nicely to a baby mobile in a few years! 🙂
Hopefully, the Husband will decide to sell the MR2 soon (in his own time). Honestly, it’s not worth that much money so it didn’t really affect our car-buying ability.
We drove to the grocery store just to have something to do! :) I bought some Haagen-Daas Coffee Yogurt.
I was pleasantly surprised on how good this yogurt was! If I didn’t know it was the "real stuff," I never would’ve guessed.
Time for me to hit the hay. It’s been a crazy weekend and the week is looking even busier….
Lots of Healthy Living Summit planning to do this week! Stay tuned, because tickets go on sale towards the end of the week!
Are you really attached to your car? I don’t feel super attached to my Civic at all! But the Hus and the MR2 are like soul mates, I swear. 🙂