Friday, July 25, 2014

indulgence and...well, it's Friday, right?

In the midst of all this moving, the other twin arrived for her week.

Or rather, we picked her up last Sunday on one of our forays in to get stuff. I have promised her an extra weekend to make up for the fact that two of the first three days of her visit have been spent in the city dealing with moving and...

spending some of the money from the sale of our stupidly valuable property in the city!

We bought a new car, the first car we have bought since 1984. We bought a new truck about 5 or 6 years ago when we were first moving out to the country house and let the '84 Volvo rest in peace.

2014.5 Toyota Camry

Things on this car I have never had on a car before:

automatic transmission
power windows
power adjustable seats
power adjustable side view mirrors
CD player
radio that can be programmed about 50 different ways
back up camera
cruise control
outside temperature display
integrated bluetooth
voice command system
lock/unlock, alarm function on the key

and these are just the things I can think of off hand. It's pretty overwhelming. The salesman was halfway through showing me all the bells and whistles right before I drove off in it when I went on overload.

So, while we were waiting for paperwork to get done sitting at the desk (our third 'wait'), I was fiddling with the keys to the new car which was in the prep garage a fair distance from where we were sitting. There is a little red button that says 'hold' with the symbol for horn or loud volume. Hmmmm, so I held it down thinking we were too far away from the car for it to activate anything. Wrong! The horn on the new car started going blatt blatt blatt and then we couldn't figure out how to shut it off. Finally Marc got it to stop. He and Jade were shaking their heads at me but I thought it was really funny.

So, yes, it seems I am still a little kid.


  1. I need a new vehicle also. I like your little car, but need bigger for myself and all the junk I need to haul with me.

  2. a kid with a brand spanking new car! congrats!!!

  3. Woo hoo. You'll know everything you want to know within two weeks.

  4. I don't know if there is any purchase more fun than a brand new car. We bought one two years ago because mine went kaput with no warning and what a treat it has been. We hadn't bought a new car since 1996, three used ones in the interim, and it makes all the difference to be the one to take care of it from the beginning. Have fun!

  5. I love that you set off the car alarm - ha! I've done that myself many times - but always by accident (stupid button is RIGHT BESIDE the trunk button - ha!).

  6. You guys drive around a lot. Having a good car will make it so much more pleasant. I salute you!

    You look very proud.

  7. You and your new car reminds me of me and my newish car. I still don't get the Bluetooth.

  8. sweet lady.....there is no future in growing up. We must stand'n.
    Congrats on the new car.

  9. Congrats! I love New cars way too much. My last one was an 08 Accord and it served me well.

  10. Enjoy your new car! Remember when you had to actually hand crank the window down?

  11. I just knew you were going to press that button, lol!

    I would have paid to see the grin on your face with it happened. ;-D

  12. Congrats on the car! Yay! Sounds pretty great.

    I bet that horn scared the guys in the garage to death. Or maybe they're inured to that sound by now!

  13. Snort... you have me laughing out loud at this. It sounds like something I would do. Congrats on your new wheels. :)


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