Friday, March 2, 2007

We got a car!

Oh my gosh. I am so excited about this. I am practically peeing my pants. Ok, it might be because I have been gulping back slushies all morning, but still, lets blame it on excitment. So, as per the title of my blog entry today, we did infact purchase a car. It has been signed, sealed and delivered. I drove it to work this morning. It was awesome. Most of you know it was a long process trying to decide what kind of car we wanted, and if we wanted to go brank spanking new or just new to us. Obviously (you can see in the picture) we decided to go with the 2007 Mazda 3. I've got to say, that for a bit I was partial to the 2007 Hyundai Elantra, but Josh wanted the Mazda. In the end, I hate to say it, but he was right! I was driving it this morning, totally in love with it. And with him.
I've got to tell you about the process tho, cause it wasn't easy to get to the happy place I am at now. In fact, you should have seen both of us last night, and the night before. It was like a boxing ring. Josh and I had gone in with a figure in our head, and we didn't plan on budging. We were wheeling and dealing for a good 2 hours on Wednesday night. At the end of it, we wern't happy with what they were offering, and so we walked away. As we were waiting for our drive to come get it (sad that we didn't have our own car to drive home in) they stopped us and said we won! We had weasled them into giving us what we had wanted. It was awesome. I felt really good at that point, thinking it was all over. Tragically, the car we wanted wouldn't be arriving until the next day, so we would have to come back and sign for it then. So we did. They said we'd meet at 8pm (it was their only appointment time left) and so we had to take the bus to get there. This is where it gets fun. The bus was supposed to be leaving at 6:55 so we could catch the connecting bus at 7:35 to get there for 8 on the nose. Well wouldn't the universe have it so they bus didn't even seriously we had to wait for the next bus to come a half hour later. It was dumb. So we clearly missed the connecting bus to get there, so we had to pay for a taxi to take us. 15 bucks later, we get there, right on time.

They took us right in where I thought we were just going to sign the papers and go, but they were like, trying to sell us more crap and change the pricing around. I was not happy. Thank goodness Josh was there, I would have lost it and cried. (Which I had done earlier in the day over insurance crap, cause seriously, it's like you have to have the car # in order to buy insurance, and then you need to have insurance in order to by the car, and it's all like "what do you do first". plus insurance companies only work until 5pm, and I work until 5 so I had to go on my lunch hour, borrowing Barry's car (thank you fav. father-in-law) and running over to sign crap). So, finally it was over, we got our new car. Josh convinced them to throw in the iPod adaptor, so he was happy. We were both so tired. AAAAnd, when we came home Josh had to work on a paper that was due today. He was so stressed out, I felt so bad. Luckily he got it done (well atleast I think he did). He is such a smart boy. Honestly, he's got some map and graph making talent!

So, that's the story. It's funny, cause now I am sitting here wondering if the car is's my small child. I'd even cuddle with it.


Drennans said...

You're so funny! My gosh what an adventure! Yeah they totally try to sell you crap! But what happened to the Ya Ya Yaris??? I'm glad you finally got the car though!

chantelle brade said...

Congrats and on becoming a car owner. What a great feeling knowing you can go anywhere whenever you want. I guess we switched places on that one, hahhaha.

Karen O'Hearon said...

I already wrote my congratulations to you on my blog but i thought I'd write them here for you too...congrats on the new car that is sooooo exciting- no more bus for you guys!!! It sounded like quite the event to get it but it must be well worth it now!! I'll be on the look out now for you two in your new ride:)

Karen O'Hearon said...

so i thought i'd respond to your response...I'm all about ice cream or hot chocolate- we'll have to for sure soon! I don't know about a new grey's or not, I haven't seen any previews yet...let me go check the web-site...okay so it's not looking's showing another repeat week which isn't acceptable at can't have three awesome episodes and then nothing at all...that's just cruel! Let's hope they are wrong!