I finally got a new car. I had one before, sort of, but it was five years old when we got it and I shared it with my daughter and I rarely got to use it. (Anyone who thinks sharing a vehicle with a teenager is an economical solution needs to rethink…) She had to go to work, school and see friends… all I did was sit at home and peck away on the typewriter. In other words, she had a life, I did not. (She may have had a valid point, but the upshot was still that I didn’t have a car to drive) Then my son was using my car. Then my daughter. Then my son.
So I stole my mom’s car.
She wasn’t driving it! No, actually, she gave up driving, but since my daughter had my comfortable car and my parents didn’t want to ride in my husband’s vehicle, I bought her car from her. I just find it ironic that my daughter stole my car so I stole my moms…
Isn’t it lovely? It’s a little Kia Forte Hatchback. I was originally looking for a Rio Hatchback, but the Forte was roomier and came with a lot more options. If you know me, you know that this little car is perfectly me:)
And yes, on top of nonstop remodeling, my husband and I have been shopping around for cars…because we just weren’t busy enough. I can’t see light at the end of the remodeling tunnel yet, and indeed my house seems to be getting more and more chaotic as we go along, but my car is a bright spot and tomorrow, I am driving it up to an author friends cabin for two days of nonstop writing!!!