The Car Shopping Just Goes On

We looked at one old and purple car, and you'd think we spent months at a dealership the way I'm going on. But you'll remember that it's been 6 years since we bought a vehicle so let me relive the 30 minutes of glory, okay?

We loaded the kids and car seats in the Purple Granny and headed off down the country road. We stopped, we started, we stopped, we started, we turned right, we turned left... You know, all the dumb things you do when you're trying out a new car.

Micah wanted to be sure that things worked to his liking as well. His main ride is the van, where he's in the far back looking blissfully out a window. Our zombie car is a 2-door so he's in the back blissfully looking out a window in that also. The Purple Granny? She has a door right where Micah was sitting. That was more fun than an amusement park ride.

Open the door, close the door, open the door, close the door, lock the door, unlock the door, open the door... The seat belt works well, and so do his sister's reflexes.

We finally convinced him that messing with the door handle would be harmful to his health, so he turned the crank right there in his reach. Well looky there! That makes the window go down! And air blows right in on you as you're cruising down the road!

Ahhhhhhhhh! We heard him happily singing as we cruised down the country road.

The Purple Granny is truly a thing of beauty. And the best part is that she could be Becky's in a few years. (We're still keeping our fingers crossed. But no worries, we have an ace up our sleeves if she is claimed by another. Wait until you see that beauty.)

11 comments:

Debbie Yost said...

About 10 years ago my sister had to get a rental for some reason. I don't remember why. Her young son got in the car and discovered this cool thing. You turn this little handle and the window goes down! Wow, Mom! Did you see that!? We found it pretty funny.

Michelle said...

Ahhhhh, the joys of buying cars. And it appears that everyone is happy with the appropriate parts of the car. And it's purple. That's MY favorite part ;)

Karen said...

The Purple Granny sounds like Micah heaven. Still keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Burgh Baby said...

I spent a MONTH finding the perfect deal on my black Civic when I was still in college. She was wonderful--horribly underpriced yet immaculate. She got totaled before I even made my first payment, but she was the best. car. ever for those three weeks. ;-)

Hope you get your Granny!

Andrea said...

I loved car shopping. I would walk into dealerships with all m kids and try to get them all into the Lexus or the BMW!! Then I went to the poor side of the dealership and found a car I could actually afford!! LOL!! THe kids all liked the fancy cars better!!

The purple Granny sounds wonderful!!

justmylife said...

Still hoping you get the Purple Granny! Sounds like Micah could really enjoy it too.

mommaof4wife2r said...

loving the purple granny has some awesome features for micah! i love the lock out feature on the rolling down of the windows. grrrrr.

CC said...

Go purple granny!!!!! woo hoo!

Krista said...

Can't wait until it's yours and we can see photos!

Trannyhead said...

Thank GOd they invented child lock for the electronic type windows ... my kid tries to roll his down ALL THE TIME and chuck shoes out. He can also open the door ... I'm glad he doesn't know how to unlock it.

JennyH said...

Hoping you get the car you want! Sounds like Micah may enjoy it TOO much though!!