I did it! I bought a new car! Since I got to DC I have been driving a 1997 Honda Civic with a dent in the right side (small parking garage incident when I first got the car), a strange rattle and a window that did not like to roll down in cold weather. Don’t get me wrong; PaidFor was a great car, absolutely no mechanical issues, just routine maintenance needed.
So I went to CarMax and bought a 2006 Toyota Highlander Limited with 15,000 miles on it. She is a pretty blue color and has leather seats, a sunroof, optional 3rd row seat, and my two favorite features: seat warmers and an upgraded stereo with 8 speakers in the car. As you can imagine, the toasty buns feature (i.e. seat warmers) comes in very handy on days like today when it is 35 degrees outside when I headed off to work! But the best is the stereo system, because I can turn it up really loud and sing my heart out. You should have heard Joe Walsh and I signing Rocky Mountain Way yesterday…I am pretty sure we would have won a Grammy for our collaboration.
Don’t worry, as soon as I got home I pulled the CarMax stickers off the car and placed the Texas A&M Association of Former Students sticker prominently on the back. Want to make sure I represent my people well up here in the nation’s capital.