Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 28 - Be Thankful

Today, Sunday, November 28th, I am thankful for - MY TRANSPORTATION

Ok, here's the thing...I cannot STAND my vehicle! There, I said it!

I CURRENTLY drive one of these....
2002 Nissan Quest
Add a couple layers of dirt, a few "dust" pictures on the windows, some door scratches & dings from bicycle handlebars/shopping carts, 3 soccer magnets, 1 school magnet,  throw in a few Skittles & french fries, some soccer cleats, folding chairs and remove 2 of the Nissan lug nut covers off of one front and one rear tire, and this one would look EXACTLY like mine :-).

I USE to drive one of these....
2001 Chevy Tahoe
However, mine had some SEXY rims on the tires and NO giant scratch on the passenger door :-).

And I WANT to drive one of these... :-)
2010 Chevy Tahoe

Do we see a pattern here? No?!? Well, I'm kinda partial to a Chevy Tahoe. I LOVE being up high and let's face it, this is SO much sexier than a...than a...(I can't even SAY it!)...than a...m...mi...minivan!!! ARGH!!! :-)

But I must say, although I'm not fond of my Quest, I am SOOOO VERY thankful that I have a dependable mode of transportation. I do miss my Tahoe. But I DO NOT miss having a gas guzzler and a car payment.  We purchased the Tahoe the month after we found out we were expecting J'Bear. And we kept it for almost 2 years. We traded it for the Quest because we found out we were expecting AGAIN (J'Bear was 14 months old).  The Tahoe had a chunky monthly payment. And we had to quickly cut expenses somewhere considering we were about to have another baby. Getting rid of the Tahoe and getting the Quest was the best move for us.

Sadly, the week after we bought the Quest, I miscarried. But I'd be lying if I said I didn't wonder if the Tahoe was still at the dealership :-).

Good news is, we paid off the Quest in 8 months and for the past several years have had NO car payments.  The Quest may not be visually appealing. But it is very dependable, doesn't guzzle gas, has (almost) enough room for all our STUFF. AND...has a VCR in it! LOL

I always said I didn't want to be one of those moms, that not only drove a minivan, but had magnets on it and spent my weekends chauffeuring around soccer players. But ya know what? I AM one of those moms! I'm a soccer mom/coaches wife...and I LOVE it!  My minivan is not WHO I's WHAT I drive! Although people honk their horns at me now, I'm thankful that I have something to safely drive my family & friends around in.

I'm still holding out for that new Tahoe though. Please send all donations to.....:-) LOL

1 comment:

Brown English Muffin said...

We used to have a suburban and I desperately want it back so I totally understand!!!