Tuesday, July 18

Two Car Garage

Tis the season for anniversaries of a variety of kinds, both personal and house related. And I didn't even have a chance to post about the first anniversary of us actually moving to Smallville, which coincidentally coincided with the [mumblemumble]th anniversary of K's birth last week.

But this past weekend also marked the one year anniversary of when we became car owners after three long years, as we bought our Toyota Sienna -- also known affectionately as "the Lexus of minivans" or simply "The Pod". And it has served us very well over the last year, but now that K. has to C-O-M-M-U-T-E to her J-O-B, we decided that we needed a second car, and so a year to the day from when we bought the minivan, we spent a long day car shopping before finally purchasing a 2000 Honda Civic EX Coupe:


It may not be a hybrid but it gets significantly better gas mileage than the pod -- or so all the reviews say -- and the price was definitely right for us. And now I can run errands or go to the doctor while K. is at work (or, in the case of this sweltering heat, wimp out and drive to my office, but don't tell Al Gore) and even though this is not something I do often, it will be very convenient. Now we just need to get her an MP3 player so she can listen to something on the part of her commute that is in an NPR Dead Zone and we'll be all set.


Yes, in just about a year we have gone from urban hipsters (or some very rough approximation thereof) who believed in public transportation above all else to small-towners who have two cars in their garage. Sigh.

1 Comments:

At 3:33 PM, Blogger J. Blobbom said...

This is a source of grave disappointment for me, but fortunately, me great affection for K and D supersedes my disappointment. Next you'll be saying that you don't understand why your tax dollars should be supporting public transit in my big city.

J

 

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