Cause when I left work on Thursday (October 28, 2010) and went out to start my car, something interesting happened. To me, it made an attrocious noise and wouldn't start. That = bad. To anyone with car knowledge the sound was my engine coming apart. The tow truck guy said I had a hole in my oil pan about the size of an engine rod. A rod that should be inside my engine case and never come near my oil pan, much less puncture it. That = bad. It got towed to the dealership, but as I watched my car disappear, I knew that was it for her. My $600 car was not going to get a new $4400 engine.
So I took off work Friday and took a field trip to Decatur to a car dealership. I've been shopping and thinking and worrying about buying a new car for a while. It was having problems - not sure if the problems caused the engine blow out or of the engine problems were the source of the other issues I was having but either way, moot point now. Everyone kept asking when I was going to do it, but I was having trouble pulling the trigger. My paid for car was still running. When it stopped running, it was very easy to walk into the dealership and sign my life away.
But, drama aside, I have a new SUV!
Isn't she pretty? She's a sparkly dark blue with silver pinstriping and gray interior. She doesn't have any bells and whistles, but she has everything I wanted and didn't have in my other car - power windows, cruise control, more horsepower, more cargo room, and an auxillary jack for my iPhone. Now that I've finally done it, I'm very relieved to have reliable transportation. At least until the first payment is due...
What have you been procrastinating about? Ever had fate push you to finally make a decision?
PS. Be sure to stop in Monday because we're having the Playground's 5th birthday celebration! Come party with us!