Aug 21, 2013

Life goes on... and a new "to us" car)

We have been back from Zambia for 2 weeks now and I feel like life is settling back into a normal routine.

The day after I got back from Zambia Justin sold his car. It was a piece of well loved 2000 Nissan Sentra that had been with us since the beginning. It drove us on our first dates, got us safely to and from Chicago and kept us going here in Waco.  With 240,000 miles, dents from someone hitting it while it was parked on our street, dents/scratches from a neighbors tree falling on it, and chipping clear coat from the tough winters it endured in Chicago, it had seen better days by the time we parted ways.
Chicago Winters     
(If you look really closely, you might be able to see a little bit of marker on the windshield from where the Chicago DMV wrote our ID number when the car was towed... (Yes, it has been 5 years and it is still there) I will have to blog about that weekend sometime, it was a doosey...

Large scratch from the tree

Another dent from the neighbors tree
I had been trying to talk Justin into selling it for a few months. He was determined to drive it until the wheels fell off or it reached 300,000 miles, depending on which came first. (I preferred that he not be in the vehicle when the former happened...). He finally decided to post it online, and off she went. We had some great memories in that red lady.

But out with the old and in with the new...

We got a great deal on a 2012 Ford Focus from our car dealer in OKC. It already had 57,000 miles, and has some pretty extensive hail damage, but that made it affordable!

This is really her best angle, as the hail damage is mainly on the drivers side.
 It is really fun to have such a new vehicle to drive, though it feels like it is a bit too nice for us in our current stage of life as 2 grad students! Hopefully it will last us a long time!


1 comment:

  1. Yippee!! So glad you got a new car - it was about time! :) Love the new ride.