Calli is off the hook, and if the saying "All's well that ends well" is true, then she is more than good. Her Car Crash (see previous blog) has come full circle as I now have a "new to me" car. BIG Thanks to Ellie for the use of her car while we were in vehicular transition. All said and done we went from a '99 to a '00, and 150k to 95k miles, the best part is no additional car payment!
I will miss the Mitsubishi, it was the first car we bought from a dealership and financed on our own, and was the "Family Car" for many years. It still had a faint red tint through the crease of the back seat where a sippie cup full of koolaid had seaped through the upholstery, and the dent by the back window where the basketball hoop fell on it--and the front hood where again the basketball hoop fell on it (duh!) The automatic lock on the drivers side had stopped working years ago, and when it rained the front end made a horrible creaking noise from some bad struts (we never had it checked because the radio covered the creaking, and it didn't rain every day). The Mirage had character and memories; but my new car has a V6, no stains, and no dents--yet.