Since Jay's truck was in the shop having work done from the break in:
Background on my car... My 2004 Midnight Blue Hyundai Tiburon
1. My daddy bought it for me.
2. In 2004 when I was in the middle of my senior year of high school.
3. It was paid off.
4. It comfortably sat 2 people...it had been known to seat 5 people uncomfortably.
5. I loved it.
But when it came down to it, it was time to upgrade. Especially after watching my 6'6'' husband drive it for 6 hours straight. His knees were on both sides of the steering wheel. It was cute. :)
When we arrived home from our vacation, we quickly put the car in to the shop THAT afternoon. Since we had no other car at that point, Jay picked me up on the Harley and said, "Well, where do you want to go?" As I put on my helmet, I hopped behind him and said "the closest dealership." He laughed as we drove off. See, he had been trying to get me to get a new car for a while and I think that this trip had been the last straw for him too.
So we went to a Ford dealership (because I thought that I wanted a hybrid Escape), and our biggest "test" for the car was that we both had to sit in it and have PLENTY of room. After sitting in a few, we decided that the Explorer was the way to go for us. The dealership had three different black ones and a white one...and my wonderful selfless husband said "pick one". Now, I know that this will not always be the case. One day our money will be spent on diapers and extra savings and dentures, etc. So I am enjoying this. And I did. I picked my favorite one:
So, I cried when we signed the paper work...I sobbed to my mom on the phone telling her "but my daddy bought me my car" and various other blubbering emotions. Poor Jay, it was probably hard to tell how excited I was at first. :) This is me getting off the phone with Mom and realizing that I'm a big girl...a big girl who is getting a new car. A big girl whose husband is getting her a new car. It's a growing up thing.
And here she is at home! I haven't named it yet... I can't decide if it's a boy or girl... (yes, we name our cars) Jay's truck is Bertha. Ha. I'm open to suggestions.
I'm so happy and excited. It's just another story in this next chapter of our life. It's our "family car"...but its mine... ( hee hee )
I love you Jay! Thank you for loving me. Thank you for getting us a new car the afternoon before you leave to go to work again...I will NEVER figure out all of these buttons. :)