Friday, December 22, 2006

Saying good-bye to an old friend...

Well, for those of you who are dear friends of mine, you know the special relationship I have had with my dear old accord. 9 and 1/2 years of riding around, road trips to the beach and college football stadiums, many trips from Auburn to Nashville to Auburn, a summer in Charleston, drive-bys, fender benders, all out swipe outs, tickets, cruises, Sunday drives around University in Auburn... I took that '95 accord 190,000 miles. The time has flown by, and it has been too short. On Sunday, I had my last drive with her before thick gray matter began pouring out of every available vessel. Her prognosis at the Honda shop was not good, and we prematurely said our good-byes. I'm not going to lie--I bawled like a baby as I cleaned everything out...

But then we moved on. Thankfully the honda place gave us an extremely fair trade-in price. After much deliberation, checking out every used car lot in Montgomery, test-driving several used accords, we went with this new civic:

Merry Christmas, Kristy!

Reasons why I love it: GREAT gas mileage; always wanted a car this color; the reliabilty of and my loyalty to hondas; it is the first car that Patrick and I have ever bought. Dad said we did good!

P.S. Disclaimer: Picture above is not my actual old car. I couldn't find one at the moment, but it is the year, make, and model--minus the spoiler. Notice the auburn sticker, anyone? :)

4 comments:

Jesse Faris said...

Yes, the but Charleston sticker...it's just not the same without it!

I'm deeply sorry for you loss. She was a great friend.

But...Oooo! How cool is your new car?! Love the color and shape. Looks like fun to drive around. I can't wait to meet her...maybe we could take cruise around your neighborhood so she could get to know me. ;) Here's to 9 1/2 more years!

Jen C said...

LOVE IT!!!! Can't wait to see it pull up at work!!!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations to you on your new car!! I am on my second Honda. The 1st I drove 175,000 miles and I have 120,000 on this one and plan to drive for at least another 3-4 years. Merry Christmas. I hope it is great.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

your new car is hot. so are you. I am still waiting on my nissan quest. hot mom=hot minivan.