Monday, July 14, 2008

Goodbye, Little Red Car

Last Thursday was 'Take Your Child to Work' day at Sprint. I'm aware that the philosophy behind the creation of this day was probably 'Don't let your daughters grow up to be homemakers.' However, we use it as an opportunity for each of the older kids to spend a special day with their Daddy. Keely has gone before, and Noah, and this year Kevin took Lily. She got to meet Kevin's co-workers and play on the computer in his cube while he did some work. He took her on a walk around the campus and they ate lunch together in the cafeteria, which has really good food. I think there was also some coke and candy involved somewhere, which comes standard when the kids spend time with Daddy. There was a movie showing all day, too, but Kevin opted out of taking her because he wasn't crazy about the themes and messages in it.

On the way home, Kevin accelerated to pass a car, and heard a loud noise followed by equally loud banging under his car. He was able to coast onto a median, and thankfully, they were able to wait safely for the kids and I to rescue them. We were aware that the car was on its last little leg and fixing it would involve more money than it was worth. So, on Friday, Kevin listed it on Craigslist and within two hours it was sold. So, now Kevin's on the hunt for a new (used) car. I'll let you know what we end up finding. Thanks, Mark and Pam, for selling us your Miata! (Or 'Mata', as Joseph used to say.) It served us well for three years. I figured out that since we never had to do any major repairs to it, it ended up costing us about $45 a month to own. Not a bad deal, don't ya think?


Pam said...

I am glad that the Miata was a good car for you guys. I thought it was a fun car and it makes me a little sad to see it go!!! I will be praying that God will give you another reliable car.. one that will seat more people :).

Kevin said...

No kidding! Now we don't have the smallest car and the biggest car on the block...just the biggest car. :)