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New Car times ahead

Oh, holy cow, my body hurts very badly.  Not just my arms (though they are doing their best to make me forget about the rest), but everything.  It's days like this that make me wonder if the issue is more systemic, and it only started in my arms (it did, in fact, start in my hands, and slowly grew to encompass my entire arms, so maybe I have a very hand-centric nervous system).

Anyway.  We're buying a car this evening - Miata, hard-top retractable convertible, manual transmission, black.  We're going to keep the old Miata, since the trade-in ('97, slashed and mended vinyl roof) isn't worth that much, and I'll continue to use it until the tags and such arrive, then I'll get the new one registered with base parking, and Bob will drive the old one to work (though I'm trying to persuade him that I'm happy driving my old baby, and he can drive the new one, he's being stubborn).  In this way, we spend lots less on gas (27-30mpg, as opposed to something like 15mpg for the truck), and save the wear and tear on the truck, which we need for events.

The new Miatas have way more trunk space, since they have a run-flat patching kit for tyres instead of the mini-doughnut spare tyre, and the battery is in the front.  There's enough room that we could drive to the farm for a weekend in it, provided we aren't bringing boxes of stuff down.  

I love my soon-to-be new car.  

But other than that, I'm very wiped out.  I'll be more amusing tomorrow.

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mstra_margarita
Aug. 25th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Someday I hope to have a Miata. I have loved them since they first came out, but it's just never been a practical car for me to have. Enjoy and feel better!
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brian_murray
Aug. 25th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
green with envy.

I can't get away with anything without a back seat. Damn short horde and making me buy "responsible" cars.
cathgrace
Aug. 25th, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
Yay, new car! Boo, painful body! You are gonna look so cute in your new car! (not that you aren't cute already cause you totally are.)
kass_rants
Aug. 25th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yay for your new purchase! I loved my Miata. Would still have it now if I hadn't completely run her into the ground after 13 years of long-distance driving.

My elbow has been aching since Sunday morning too. Not nearly to the extent of your pain, but it makes me think there is an atmopheric disturbance to blame. I didn't do anything to hurt it, so why is it hurting me?
drscam
Aug. 25th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
New vehicles + Stuff
Yay for you. It sounds like fun. We're not in a position to go 2 vehicles so we're making a run at this possibly this Saturday if we can find one:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2267816639_ba39101711_b.jpg
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid
And that's Lady Jane, you may have met at Pennsic this year.

Speakin of aches and Pennsic, I'm still on my crutches from having sprained my left ankle during the Champions shoot on Monday. Yay. I can stand on it at least now. So I'm totally feeling you on that point.
lisettelaroux
Aug. 26th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
SQUEEEEEEEEE
I can't wait to see it.
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