Saturday, January 13, 2007

Joining the ranks of "soccer moms" everywhere

Today we bought a mini-van. Yes I now own a dreaded mom-mobile. Luckily for me vans nowadays are pretty darn cool. Our new ride is a 2003 Honda Odyssey, its a deep blue color and light grey on the inside. Its decked out with leather seats, power sliding doors, a dvd player, cd player, less than 40,000 miles, and we can afford it (which is a great plus!) What really sold me was the beeping sound it makes if you open the door while the lights are still on. My CRV did not do that, I can't tell you how many times we ran the battery down in that bad boy.

We really didn't mean to buy a van today. We went to pick up some strollers a mom of a boy in Ethan's class offered to me and we peeked at their van. They mentioned their lease was up soon and they were probably going to buy it and then turn around and sell it. So, we left their house and went about our day. As we were driving past a Honda dealership Clint asked if I wanted to stop and look at vans, I said, "why not, its freezing, so probably not the best day to look though."

We looked around and found a couple that were what we were looking for, I instantly liked the one we chose better than the others though even though its a year or two older. Had make a pitstop back at our old car to change a nasty, nasty blowout, that was fun. Luckily I had extra clothes with me today. No socks though, poor Katelyn's feet were like icebergs. They crunched some numbers, offered to pay off our CRV and even with no money down (cuz we're totally poor) we were able to afford the payments (thanks to Clint's newly paid off car, woo hoo!!) Waited around for a gazillion hours for all the paperwork to be done, and drove off the lot with our new car. I know, I know...many will say you should never do that, but really everything fell into place so easily that it seemed like it was just meant to be.

1 comment:

Siuan said...

I hope it goes as easily for us when we go to buy in April. You got exactly what I want, I'm not sure about color though.