Friday, May 30, 2014
Rant #1,218: Here Is My Car
I finally got my car last night.
I have had it for the past two days, since May 28, but finally last night, everything was completed and it is mine, with my own plates on it.
We still have to send in some paperwork--and we were still at the car place about an hour yesterday, if not a little more--but finally, everything seems to be worked out on this car, and we can close the book on this.
Now come the payments, but I guess there is a black cloud in every silver lining, to coin my own phrase.
The car is nice, but it is a bit too high-tech for me, with all these gizmos and gadgets that I really don't need.
I wonder how much these unnecessary things pushed up the price of the car; I'm sure it was substantially increased by all of these extra things.
Somebody at work told me that he felt the same way I did about his own new car, but over time, he learned to use many of these gadgets, and now is totally comfortable with them.
Maybe that will happen to me too.
Anyway, my wife--my Rock of Gibraltar through all of this, by the way--took the photos you see here, and she seemed to be excited about the new car, too.
It was what I always thought I would get at the right time--not now, which was not the right time--but life sometimes has funny ways of fooling you, and I guess with the accident, I was fooled.
Prior to the accident, I thought I would keep my then-current car for four more years at least, and then start looking for something else.
Well, it did not work out that way, and now I have a new car, but I also have the payments, which I didn't want to have right now.
I guess I should not be complaining. My wife, my son and I are alive, alive to enjoy this new car, and I guess there is truly a God in heaven looking over myself and my family.
I am not a religious person by any stretch of the imagination, but I thank God for keeping us on this planet, I really do.
My mom gave me a Chai, the Jewish symbol for good luck, to keep in my car, and I will put it in there.
I need all the luck I can muster right now, and I need to feel safe. I have had some dreams about car crashes since mine happened, but I am getting better each and every day.
Now with a car to use, let me tell you, a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I had a bad stomach ache all of yesterday, and within a few minutes of driving the car home, I felt like a million dollars.
Funny how things kind of work out.
Now back to business, no more talk of accidents, no more talk of cars.
Thanks for sticking with me through all of this. Speak to you on Monday.
Posted by Larry at 1:44 AM