Well, the insurance called and made it official. My blue baby is a total loss. I am only slightly upset. I mean it is only a car. The upsetting part is that I had my heart convinced that my “next” car was going to be a convertible. And, now, that isn’t the case. Don’t get me wrong, I WILL get a convertible. It will just be a bit longer now.
Here is our replacement vehicle. It is a Dodge Journey SXT AWD. We didn’t really want the AWD, but you have to take what is there when you have requirements that are not up for negotiation. Like the three rows of seats, and a “lower” price tag. All in all, it is a nice car. I have a sun/moon roof. A radio with 6CD change capability. (right now there are 2 in there – Michael Buble and Nora Jones) We also have SIRIUS radio for a year. (I can take it or leave it at this point. Danny was the same way when he got his car, now he has a lifetime membership. Maybe that will happen to me. We’ll see.) There are little storage compartments everywhere. There is a built in flashlight in the back of the car. Halogen. Melissa is upset because she wanted a car with side doors that slide. I was NOT going to get another mini-van. I loved my mini-van when I had it. But, I am over that. I like the color. I was very glad that it wasn't black. I really didn't want a black car. White would have been okay. As a matter of fact, they had a white one with the third row, but I liked the red better. So far the car has ridden well. The girls are happy. And it has that NEW CAR smell.