Thursday, February 15, 2007

Okay, so I'm easily pleased...

*warning - you may think a little bit less of me after reading this post... but I don't care! :)

Yesterday was quite the adventurous day for me - I picked up the loan check and cashier's check from the credit union at lunchtime, and once my meetings were done for the day (around 2:45), I left work and headed for the Jeep dealer in Mason. (I only work a half day on Wednesday because I work longer hours the other days - I'm not playing hooky or anything). I paid for a new car, signed bajillions of papers, met Kevin the service-center guy - the whole car-buying shebang. And I did it all by myself.

I know how juvenile that sounds - believe me. The echo of 5-year-old's glee is not lost on me. But that doesn't change the fact that I'm kind of excited that I researched and bought a car largely on my own (Mark is more than instrumental in the funding and the negotiating side of things, don't get me wrong. I'd be buying a 2000 Ford Focus if it wasn't for him).

And here is my lovely, pretty blue new car:

The gargantuan snow drifts in my driveway and on my steps prevented me from getting a great angle - but you get the idea. I love it. Although right now (and probably for the next couple of days) driving it absolutely terrifies me. It's new and shiny and has 85 miles on it and I'm not used to it. I'll get over it soon, but for now, it makes me nervous. It handles beautifully, doesn't make funny noises, everything is functioning... I'm a happy gal!

3 thoughts:

Jamie said...

Looks sweet, I bet it would be great for a road trip up to Traverse City!

Julie said...

Congratulations... on the new car and for doing it yourself!

Traverse City?! Why not Vegas, baby?

Kaycee said...

Oooooh! Now I want a pretty new shiny car too! :) That's awesome Katie!

I think no less of you, I have yet to researcg/buy my first car on my own (my dad has always helped me and the last car I bought was in college!). So I think it's something to be proud of. :)