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Monday, September 14, 2009
A car!, a car!, my kingdom for a car!
Yes indeed, I am still looking - in fact, I grow ever more weary in my search for a "new" automobile for this household. I have browsed so many advertisments I fear I may go permanently crossed eyed.
Part of the problem is (or was) money - our savings didn't stretch to much and, at one point, we even considered going without things (like, y'know, food) and getting one on credit. In the end, we approached Tim's mum who is very kindly going to lend us a bit extra so that we've got a bit more choice.
Now we come to the tricky topic of "what" car ....... we have done our research (based on reliability and general robustness rather than looks or how cool it is) and what have we ended up with? A choice of a Mondeo, a Rover 400 series (shame that when they DO go wrong you have to wait about a millienium for new parts because Rover doesn't exist any more), a Volvo, or a Honda Accord.
Tim is (simply due to the sheer number of them available), leaning towards a Mondeo. Oh dear god, he'll buy one and by the end of the week will have got himself a sales job and a suit and be cruising up and down the motorway. YES! Tim will have transmogrified into MONDEO MAN!
We've got a few to look at and so will hopefully be sorted by the end of the week ....... hopefully.
In the meantime, Rosie's got Guides tonight (her first time there so she's a bit nervous!). Tomorrow she and Tim are going to get haircuts - I can't remember the last time Tim got his hair cut, it's ridiculously long and messy! I have been threatening to sneak up on him in the middle of the night (à la Samson and Delilah) if he didn't get on with it soon. Wednesday it's trampoline class for Rosie, Thursday is more gardening I believe and Friday we're going to pick up his wages and then go into Christchurch and walk along the river and feed the duckies (ANYTHING to get away from cars and gardening!)
That's all for now - off to get Rosie's stuff ready for Guides.
Added much later .... Rosie did good at Guides :) She was nervous at the start but apparently had a great time and came out buzzing. She played some strange fish game (!) and learned how to set a table with cutlery as in a restaurant - next week they're learning how to fold handkerchiefs (she laughed when she told me that and said "ooo! how useful!")