Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lookie lookie!





It snowed the other night and I forgot to turn off my headlights when I got to work. 5 hours later a co-worker asked if my truck battery still worked.

Huh?

A dash out to the parking lot accompanied by a teeth chattering prayer was rewarded by silence when I turned the key in the ignition. Grrrr! Dickidoo gallantly offered to give me a jump when I got off of work at 11:30 that night. Unfortunately the short drive home wasn't enough time to recharge the battery and once again I was greeted by deafening silence the next day when I tried to start up the engine.

Dickidoo had finally had enough. He called the bank, got pre-approved for a loan and took me car shopping as soon as I got off of work the day after Christmas. He tried to talk me in to a surprisingly nifty looking mini van, but from the first moment I saw it I fell in love with a sporty little 2008 Impala. It was out of our budget but some fast talking on Dickidoo's part, coupled with the car lot's need to make a sale during the declining economy... and the sacrifice of Big Red as a trade in had me driving home in the Chevy.

I am still in a daze. But my daze has power steering, a working heater and the windows all roll up and down!

13 comments:

Astaryth said...

woo Hoo! Now THAT's what I call a Christmas present. LOL!

Jeanne said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Congratulations and ENJOY!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

Nancy said...

That's awesome... and about time, huh?!? Enjoy your new car! :-)

garnett109 said...

Impala was a great choice, Enjoy your New year In your New car!

Cat said...

Damn, wish I'd gotten a new car for every time I killed my battery!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Congrads on the new wheels.....what is it with men and mini-vans?... is it written somewhere that if you have kids , you NEED a mini-van?....i fought that battle until the last child left home and then bought myself a 4x4 truck!!!!
Congrads again!!!!

Tabby said...

SWEET!!!!! I can just see you driving around with you hair blowing in the breeze...LOL Dickidoo is awesome.

Michelle said...

Beautymous!!

Just Bill said...

Jodi, the car looks beautiful. Enjoy it. You deserve it.
Happy New Year, have a fine, 2009. Bill

Cindy said...

Wow, Jodi, that's the best Christmas present I've seen in a long time~! Your hubby is sure a keeper. Drive it in good health & safety!! Happy New Year!! ~Phinney

Melanie said...

Great present!!!
Have a safe and happy new year!


Melanie

Call me Paul said...

Nice! I'll miss all the Big Red stories, but you'll be safer. All the best for 2009.

RNSheets said...

Congrats!

Happy New Year!