So.... I bought a car last weekend!
I always said I'd have my old car, Betsy, until she died. But, after this trip, my family kind of decided that waiting for Betsy to just stop working was a little too stressful, and we began car shopping.
Last Friday, I went to a local dealership just to look and left in a new-to-me car!
It actually was really sad for me to give Betsy up. A week before, I thought I was going to buy a different car (which someone else ended up scooping out from under me) and I actually started crying thinking of giving Bets up. She's been really good to me -- the car I've had since I was 16.
She definitely had personality -- if you unlocked her with the button on the fab, the alarm went off, so you had to use the key. I always told Pat that you had to treat Betsy like a lady! She had a few other quirks as well.
I know that it's weird to get sentimental over a car but eight years is a long time. I lived a lot of my life in that car -- or sitting on -- and I loved her a lot. So here's to Betsy. Here's to shoving the entire high school newspaper team into one car to sell advertising. Here's to smoothies at Sonic and drive-in movies perched on her hood. Here's to the trips between college and home, the trips to the airport, the trips to friends' houses, and the trips to class. Bets, you were loved and will be missed!
All that being said -- I'm having a lot of fun driving a car that wasn't made in the 90s! I have a sun roof! And seat warmers! My new car was named for one of my favorite adventure seekers --
so I'm pleased to introduce you to Ellie the car!
Are any of you weirdly attached to your cars or other inanimate objects? I'd love to hear about it!