This is my last week at work…YAHOO! I have only four days left (if you count today) and soon I am going to be joining the ranks of those hardworking stay-at-homers. I am actually really eager to make the transition to housewife-future-stay-at-home-mom (which is crazy because I abhor change. I freak out whenever something is changed from the current situation. It’s just who I am & what I do.)
Sooo being able to look forward to the next step is a really REALLY big thing for me. It’s like when Howard Stern went to church. Except my step is actually real…not just an imaginary event that millions of people pray for on a daily basis.
Even more excited than me is Jeremy. Yes. My boyfriend is very happy that I will be home soon. I think it might have to do something with the fact that he does ALL the housework right now…except for cooking or my laundry….but everything else is on my boy-toy’s plate. Yes, I have been spoiled. Spoiled rotten.
And speaking of spoiled rotten, Jer-bear decided many many moons ago to give me a welcome-home gift. He has been searching for a new tank.
You see, up until recently I drove this baby:
We called it “THE HONDA”. Creative, huh?
Jeremy was concerned that I needed something bigger and badder for when Baby Bower debuts. He has spent the last six months researching on how we can get our hands on this:
Apparently they are pretty hard to come by. And slightly outta our price range.
So we decided that something moderately smaller would fit the bill. We entertained the thought of a Honda Pilot or the Nissan Armada. (I was disappointed that they didn’t have come with any explosives but sometimes you have to make sacrifices). He haggled and haggled with dealers. In the end, we decided that we wouldn’t get what we want from a trade-in on THE HONDA…so we posted a couple photos on Craigslist and prayed for a few bites. Within 24 hours, Jeremy had sold our gas-efficient white Accord and gotten very close to our asking price (which was much more than our trade-in value).
And then within 2 hours of handing over our keys to the new Honda owner, Jeremy spotted an online price reduction for one of our vehicles of choice…a 2008 Nissan Armada with lower mileage at a great price. My boyfriend is a very thorough price-shopper…and we have a policy that we don’t ever rush major purchases….but we also know that if a car can meet our VERY high standards, then we should put the petal to the metal.
We drove over and took a look at this charcoal beauty. DVD player? check. At least 5 cup holders within the reach of the drivers seat? check. Third row seating? check. The ability to sleep in a mattress in the back if the boyfriend ever suggests camping in the middle of winter? check.
Six hours later we became the proud new parents.
I love it.
And we were actually able to break this puppy in by taking it for a spin by Babies R Us to snag a new baby mattress.
See? Already this vehicle is making us better parents. Now Will won’t have to sleep on the nightstand. That’s just a joke you serious people. I wouldn’t do that. I would just make Jeremy hold him all night…Duh 🙂
So consider us officially vehicularly prepared for the newest Bower. And not just prepared for babies. This puppy can do one heck of a lot more haulin’ stuff from the home improvement store. Hollah shoppin! I don’t know that my boyfriend thought that one through 🙂 It’s pretty sweet, huh? I know it’s the nicest thing we will probably ever own! But we feel the investment is pretty good especially since we won’t wanna stop poppin out little siblings for Will. Plus, we heard that it’s sort of a trend to upsize a vehicle when expecting. Anyone else hear that rumor? Or better yet, anyone else actually spring for a bigger car or an SUV or minivan upon the news of a little one?