Thursday, January 26, 2017

Back in the saddle...

Or I guess, more accurately, I'm back behind the wheel.  It's been over two months without a car.

I was campaigning for something along these lines...
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...but Carey reminded me that they weren't equipped with air conditioning back then.  Ah well, he will need another truck someday...I'll keep working on him...he likes the heat.  :)

So we got a 2015 Chevy Equinox with less than 17,000 miles on it.  Looks brand new inside and out and still under warranty.  We felt we got it for a good price as well.  

We test drove a different make and model earlier in the week.  It was one that I have admired for the past few years.  It was maxed out with computerized everything and really overwhelmed me.  I got the same feeling I get when my new-fangled HE washer thinks it's smarter than me.  It was quite a bit older, had way more miles on it, and was more than we wanted to pay.  I'm happy that I made a point to give it a try, though, so I won't have to wonder if we shouldn't have gotten one of those.  Happily, I don't have any doubts.

The Equinox is great.  Has the updates I wanted without being 'too' much. 

Now I have to clean out my side of the garage so I can park inside!  Remember WAY back when I had Carey move some things from storage into my garage space so I could go through them?  Yep.  Gotta get on that.

Coincidentally, Jared had to replace his car as well yesterday with a new-to-him version that he is very happy about.  I know he's not going to want to give up his covered spot...not after the hail damage he had to his previous car last spring.  


  1. Beautiful! We have a small SUV and love it. That's quite some hail damage! I remember when I moved to Guam, I was on the plane on the way over and the lady I sat next to gave me two pieces of advice: make sure anyplace you rent has typhoon shutters and don't park your car under a coconut tree. The first time I went to lunch with my new boss, guess where he parked? We came out from our lunch to a lovely coconut right in the middle of the smashed windshield.

    1. Thank you, Pamela!

      That was very helpful advice you received!

  2. Looks like a great car. I've never driven an SUV but they look like you ride higher and get a better view of the road. Should be safer too because of that

    1. This one is a smaller SUV than my last. Better gas mileage…yea! This one sits lower than my last, but higher than a car, so for this baby bear it is ‘just right’ for arthritic knees on entering and exiting. :)

  3. Looks lovely! You must be so happy to have wheels again!

    1. Oddly, I haven’t driven it since I’ve gotten it home! I got used to being a hermit, I guess. :)


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