Thursday, August 16, 2007

Another "new" development

Well, used "new" development. I took my 2001 Honda Accord into the shop today for what I figured was a transmission issue and of course, it was. The mechanic reassured me that he had never seen the transmission go out on an Accord with 130,000 miles on it. Really....lucky me. Now, it could be fixed to the tune of $2500 for a used transmission or $3900 for a new one...on a vehicle worth maybe $6000 on a really good day with a working transmission. Sigh...

I am now the proud owner of a 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan. I suppose I should be happy as I always wanted my next car to be a van, but instead I just want to vomit! What a way to spend my first full day as the mother of a kindergartener (Bryn did wonderfully today at school and it looks like we are off to a great start with school!).

On another note, I no longer have to stuff myself into a bridesmaid dress in October as the wedding is now off. It sounds like the situation was really bad (I had no clue what was going on evidently) and in the end (I wish it hadn't taken her so long to figure it out) Nikki knew she couldn't stay with her fiance. I am just glad she and Ellen are safe and have her family there to support them.


Debi said...

Oh my goodness...I'm so glad Nikki got out of a bad situation before it was too late! I know that's not always an easy thing to do. How's she doing now?

And I'm so sorry about your car! I mean, I'm happy you got your van...but I'm sorry you were "forced" into it. Oh, you know what I mean, don't you?

Glad to hear Bryn's first day went well. I figured it would...she's such a cool kid!

kreed said...


Nikki is doing fine it sounds like...her dad is going (with a sheriff) to pick up the rest of their stuff tomorrow.

I can't wait to see some pics of Max's first day of kindergarten...I bet he'll be a trooper and have a great time.

Carrie! :o) said...

Lots of newness in your life these days! Transmissions are so expensive. I'm so glad you traded it in and got something more trust worthy now. :o)

Jean said...

New job ... new house ... new baby (coming) ... new school ... new car. Can a new pet be far behind? What else new would there be for your family? What else new would you want? Smiling for you!