Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Warren's New/ Old Ride

Hmm, need to keep on catching up here, huh?  time really does seem to fly.  September went by extremely fast for us all.  Today, took the little kids to story time at the library. they love it.  Older kids look for books/ dvd's.  Dropped off a package for Nik's friend in TX.  Came home and we had therapies.  Doc cancelled on me for Irina so her appointment is now tomorrow instead, along with an interview for Revlon.  They had church tonight so we got everyone settled late.  Nate is finally asleep right now.  So, I'm headed that way soon.  Tomorrow, Warren is finishing up the old house repairs to make way for hte new renters.  Told the kids we are going nowhere tomorrow except for maybe Ollies b/c we need a few supplies for fun Friday.  We're attempting that monster wreath that was all over Facebook.  We'll see how it turns out.  Pinterest art projects are great.  Don't worry, we're going to study great artists next semester. 

Playing catch up.  We'd been looking at cars for quite some time.  Held off for as long as we could.  See, Warren commutes quite a ways daily.  His car was dying a slow death. Though it is still with us, it had gotten to the point we were both extremely nervous of him being on the highway.  For now, Max is using the car.  It is okay short distances but we don't trust it going far.  Let's just put it that way.  At least close to home, one of us can go pick someone up if broken down.  More difficult to do on I-85.  Now, it's hard for us to want to go look at cars.  Really, when your cars are paid for, you keep them as long as they run.  Or, at least we do :)  We had requirements for a vehicle.  Obviously, used.  Decent shape.  Seats at least four and had to be super on gas due to commuting.  He did research and we came across a great deal.  Remember, last few vans we've ever bought were on ebay.  This one happened to be at a local dealer.  Went to take a look.  They had all maintenance records,was owned by a local and low miles.  The car looked way too new for us.  No kid prints on it!  Warren's car was so bad, we did not realize just how bad it was till we test drove this one.  Oh my.  We thought it was broken b/c there were no noises.  For once, my husband didn't need ear plugs to drive to work.  And a radio that worked was like icing on teh cake for him.  What did he end up getting?

It's a 2008 Honda Hybrid.  Great on gas so our gas expenses are way down which is weird at the pump he says.  Very smooth riding car and so, so quiet.  Not sure if that is the norm or b/c our other car was broken so badly.  LOL.  Either way, nice for a change to be able to think.

Inside has navy blue seats.  I know, took it w/ a mess in it but oh well.  That bracelet on the floor was Irina's ER visit bracelet.  The kids like riding in it as it is a newer model than most things we have so it lights up quite a bit.  Van is a 2012 but very basic so no bells and whistles.  The electronic dash is weird to get used to.  And the fact that it just stops at red lights is kind of creepy.  Total engine off.  Battery life is still good with this one.  We are very pleased with what we'd found.  We had been looking for a long time but never really thought of getting one.  Warren's commute is long and it was just not safe having him in the other car for extended periods.  Around town, not fast, okay.  On the highway, not a good idea.  It was time.  The people were great and not pushy one bit.  Was just a pleasant experience over all.  And a deal way better than anticipated.  So happy he has a ride and no more worrying at home about when he leaves work.  Kind of a stress reliever for both of us.


  1. quiet is definitely a hybrid thing in general, but I'm sure not being broken helps a lot!