At ages 32 and 34, DH and I have just purchased our first ever brand spanking new car. Actually it is a small SUV. We are the proud owners of a 2006 Royal Blue Pearl Honda CR-V. It has so much more room than the 1997 Dodge Neon we traded in, and the ride is so much more comfortable. I'm freaking a little bit at the large payment we are going to have to make as it is larger than the payments we used to make on both cars put together - but we did our homework beforehand and made sure it was something we could afford. I'm just not used to paying that much for a car - but then we always bought used and smaller before too. Alex is really pumped that he can recline his seat in the back (he thinks he's living it up now!), and we all like being up a bit higher - makes it easier to see everything. Oh, and did I say it has so much more room! Very nice. We got the 4x4 model as DH wanted something that would do really well in the winter with the snow and ice we are prone to here in WI. He is from VA, so he's always kind of struggled with snow and ice. Unfortunately for me, the CR-V is going to be DH's car primarily and I'm going to be driving our 1997 Chev Cavalier. The Cavalier though, is in much better shape than the Neon I was driving before, so I still get a step up. And I'm sure DH will have no problems with me driving the CR-V on weekends. :)
Buying the new car consumed almost all of my free time over the last week, so I haven't been able to get in much stitching or blogging. I did finish one of the two Katie's blanket squares I have planned for this month, but I haven't taken any scans of it yet. I think I'm going to work on a few other things before I get back to that though. Tonight I want to get in some on the Hardanger Table Runner, I need to finish the boring blanket stitch edging, so I can move onto some of the pretty motifs on the inside of the design.
IN WHICH WE HAVE A VERY HAPPY SURPRISE, INDEED.
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