Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A New Era Begins


Last September I wrote that after decades of owning Volvos, we were considering leaving the fold and downsizing to a smaller car. After considering everything from Corollas to Insights, from hybrids to traditional engines, and even after Dave made a spreadsheet with a complicated algorithm that involved mileage, cost of the vehicle, cost of gas and the optimum number of Corgis (in our case, two), among other things, the one that kept coming to the top was the Mini, and specifically the Clubman.

And today was the day we marched into the dealer, put down our money and ordered one. Bright red, with a black roof. It should be here by August, so to celebrate what we're calling "The Great Ordering" we raised a glass of Christian's finest at HUB to our first new car ever. I say it's about time.

6 comments:

T. Parr said...

awesome, congratulations!!

kab said...

It's so adult, isn't it? We'll have to plan an outing when it arrives!

dds said...

Whoo hoo and hot damn, girl! Let's all pile in and go camping. Congrats on the new baby, it looks SO cute.

BTW, have been living off your potato salad recipe all week. Jill brought a mountain of it for a bbq; delicious, even made with low-fat mayo. (25% less fat and 10% less good...not a bad tradeoff)

kab said...

I'll put you on the list for a test drive!

Somehow that part about the mayo was garbled and I didn't quite get it. Glad you liked it, though!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I've had a MINI for 3 years and love it. Also have 1 Corgi too

kab said...

Thanks for the review...we're very excited!