Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Car

Last Sunday I had an adventure.
My sweet husband has been looking for an automobile for our family to drive instead of the old beat up 16 year old pick up truck we have. He has an old 64 Ford Montclair that is half way fixed up to "Fine", and the old truck. The Montclair is special so it's not like I can just drive it to Wal- Mart any time I want to. Someone might ding it with a cart or car or something. The truck is a piece of junk that we use to haul wood and kids in, but it's seen better days.
After many nights of searching the Internet for what he wanted..either a Crown Vic., or an older car that is easier to maintain and has easy to get parts..(he used to be a grease monkey ya know) he found a sweet car and we went to look at it and we bought it. Okay, this is the adventure part. It was in Decator Illinois. We live in MO. We rented a car to drive up-keeping in mind that if we didn't like it we would just turn around and go back home. We were able to leave the girls at a friends house as slave labour, and the boy had date plans so we just left him to his own devices. We left at 6a.m.(maybe earlier-I don't remember), and had a nice drive. Got to Decator, saw the car, and drove the car, and bought the car. It is just really cool. And no! They don't have cars any closer than that-people who know who you are. It made it all the way home- Hub in the new car and I in the rental. All in all about a 600 something mile trip. Got home about 8p.m.- ish and I didn't feel like I wasn't driving for another hour. I won't tell you what we got....I will post a photo as soon as the rain is gone and I can take one. If you know what it is-DON'T TELL!!! I want to post a picture. It's Robin Egg Blue...that's all you get for now. TTFN


Robin said...

Can't wait to see the picture Julie :) Sounds like a neat adventure.

Momstheword said...

Can't wait to see it. I understand it is just what he wanted. And he will let you drive it! It will certainly feel different than that big old truck. Watch those curves.

QOTW said...

Congratulations on your new vehicle (that's what we call them at the Sheriff's Office). I wonder what it is.

Robbie Iobst said...

Julie, Congrats! A few years ago my husband bought a Crown Vic police car off Ebay and we drove 2 hours to pick it up. Definite adventure but fun having a retired police escort home! :0) Looking forward to seeing your picture!