Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pressed for Time

Friday afternoon I had planned to take the girls to the Eric Carle museum for a couple hours before Hannah's follow up with the pediatrician.  We ate lunch, then went out and got in the van to head up.  But something wasn't right.  All my gauges were reading, even without the key turned on.  That's not normal.  So I started and restarted to see if it helped.  Nothing did.  A call to Steven and a trip home for lunch made the van at least driveable for the doctors appointment, but that meant that we got to spend our weekend shopping for something new.  The van needed a computer part, which is prohibitively expensive on an eleven year old vehicle.  So rather than replace the part, we'll spend slightly more money overall, and have a car payment instead.  We purchased a kindly used 2006 Hyundai Elantra.  It's a spectacular blue color, and both girls think it's wonderful.  I do too.  So far anyways.  I only drove it home from the dealership, but with snow today and work calling, we'll see what it can really do.

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