After a year’s worth of searching, debating, discussing, fretting, complaining and saving, we purchased a Nissan Quest minivan yesterday. I found a used 2006 with only 12K miles and way more bells and whistles than we need or want, but that pimped out ride is suh-weet. The DVD player isn’t working right now, so we’ll have to get it fixed, but otherwise, it’s kid-totin’ perfection.
To shake off my 20 MPG guilt, I plan to carpool frequently and purchase a Terrapass so I can keep striving for that carbon neutrality my buddy Gore always talks about. The upside is, I can fit a litter of kids in that car with very little cursing over car seat struggles AND I will be chopping off no tiny limbs with heavy doors that won’t stay opened on our cliff-side driveway. All these benefits, plus Carter and I celebrate our 13 year wedding anniversary tomorrow. Just think of the sex he’ll want to have when sees me pulling up in that love machine every day! Clearly, I’ve consumed the kool-aid and I’m one happy mom!