Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Greig's new van!
So, I think we’re finally done car shopping. “Oh, what a relief . . . it is!” I got the 2007 Sienna about 2 weeks ago and today Greig brought home a 2002 Sienna. Supposedly both models are the ‘base’ models, but Greig has a bunch of goodies that I don’t have. (I’m not bitter, though!) Greig has dual power doors, an automatic hatch opener, daytime running lights and privacy glass. Woo-hoo! La-dee-dah! I have 75K fewer miles . . .so I guess I’ll be very happy with that!
I am very thankful, though. As awful as it is to lose two vehicles in about 2 weeks, none of us were seriously injured. AND, we got really good settlements for our old, high-mileage cars . . . much better than we ever could have sold them for. The really good news, too, is that we only have one car payment. I really see these circumstances as gifts from God. It’s kind of funny, too. We now have 3 Toyota vehicles out of 4. We just need to convert Gretchen!! I hope this means we'll be visiting our friendly mechanics less frequently!!
I didn't look at my earlier posts, but it's worth mentioning again. The van doors are so light that Sumana can open and close them by herself. Yea!