January 2nd I was driving home from work.
January 2nd I was driving home from work on the I-45 freeway.
January 2nd I was driving home from work on the I-45 freeway in my old blue bomb.
January 2nd I was driving home from work on the I-45 freeway in my old blue bomb when it decided that it had had enough.
January 2nd I was driving home from work on the I-45 freeway in my old blue bomb when it decided that it had had enough and lost it's transmission.
As soon as I can arrange it I will donate the remains to the local public television station. They will actually take it in it's present condition. I know! I was surprised when I talked to them. I didn't even lie and say something like; "well, you know the car runs fine if you never want to get out of first gear or go more than 27 miles per hour" or "Hey, it does a great job of going in reverse!" or "oh sure, the rear bumper is half gone and the inside door panels are falling off and the windows don't really go down well but its got brand new tires!"
So what did we replace it with? Because you knew we had to. I need a car. I need a car NOW! Why did I need a car immediately? Because, Houston is not known for their stellar public transportation system. Or really any decent public transportation. Or even really sub-par public transportation. Which makes me pine for San Fransisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington DC or Baltimore. Places with mass transit.
*sigh* We bit the bullet and bought a brand new car. JR and I haven't bought a new car since 1986 but we did this time.
Isn't it adorable!
I wanted a Honda S2000 but Honda hasn't made new ones since 2005. We did see a used one on the lot and it was a very tough decision but we went with the Honda Fit. A very practical car. The only thing that makes me feel better is that we went with the bright red color. Makes me feel saucy.
I am also feeling very supportive of my schools. My undergrad degree is from Washington State University, who's colors are crimson and gray, my grad degree is from Indiana University, who's colors are crimson and cream, and I work at the University of Houston, who's colors are red and white. See...I'm all collegent like that.
That is what we are doing around here. What about you? Anything exciting? Since, I am now broke I will need to live vicariously through all of you.