Something big. Something I had no intention on buying yesterday. Something I really just planned on browsing through… getting a feel for what I wanted.
But let’s keep the suspense going for a little while… and go back to the beginning of the day. Yesterday was a REST day. Loved it – needed it – and am ready to get back to intervals today!
It OBVIOUSLY started off with a bowl deliciously cold oats.
Ahh. These were truly amazing. I’ve been having hot oats for the past few days because I just wasn’t up for the chilling/overnighting part when I was in Rhode Island. (I will recap more of the trip someday.. soon).
After my tummy was full, Justin and I set out on our excursion. See… I
am was in the market for a new.. CAR!
I’ve been pondering the idea of getting a new car for white a while now. I kind of sort of HATE(D) that my civic had two doors. Two doors just wasn’t fitting into my life. I need a car with four doors. A car with more space.
Additionally – you may remember the problems I had with my car in June. My warranty will be running out in October – and I was nervous that there would be a snowball of problems that could be quite costly.
So – we set out to test drive some cars. I’ve been doing a lot of research online so I knew exactly which brands and which cars I wanted to test drive.
Four-five hours later… I was saying GOODBYE to Gertie (short for Gertrude.. my beloved Civic). This was totally unexpected and a complete roller coaster.
I test drove some cars and sat down with our salesperson. We negotiated back and forth – and there were points where I was on the verge of tears. (Okay..maybe when the salesman left.. I actually shed some). You see… I have some extreme anxieties about money – so purchasing a big ticket item like a car was seriously giving me heart palpitations!
But – after weighing the positives and negatives and seeing numbers that totally fit into my budget… I John Hancocked many papers.
After getting all of the paperwork done… this boy was HUNGRY!
So we went for a walk..to a nearby deli for some lunch.
Yummy turkey, lettuce, onion, and mustard on whole wheat with an apple and black cherry seltzer.. my new fave!!
Check out the massive amounts of turkey that were LEFTOVER from my sandwich. I grew up have one or two slices of deli meat on my sandwiches.. and that is how I like them now, too!
Believe it or not – we were actually able to take my new car home YESTERDAY! Since I had not planned on getting the car yesterday.. I hadn’t cleaned Gertie out – so we transferred a lot of stuff into my new baby.
Her name is Bonnie. We then named Justin’s car Clyde. Bonnie and Clyde.
While I would LOVE to share with you my fabulous new car – I’ve learned a lot recently from Julie’s blogging tips - particularly the one of blogger safety. For my own protection, I am opting NOT to share with you my car! So sorry.. but I promise it is fantastic!
We drove my brand spankin’ new car to my parents’ house to show it off.. and get the title to my car which was stored in momma’s safety deposit box. And stopped at Costco on our way home..
Annnd finally enjoyed a late night dinner of turkey burgers and salads.
Yeah. So… I bought a car yesterday. Totally not my plan.
I just don’t know WHAT happened!!!
Today – we are OFF to the YANKEE GAME! Woohoo! Love having Justin home on vacation!!
Have you ever made an unexpected quick big purchase?
Have any money spending anxieties?