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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Where ya been?

I'm still here. Still alive. I've just been busy livin' life. Or pretending to have some sort of life outside of toting kids, cooking, cleaning. You know the drill.

Somewhat exciting news for our household. With the whole global warming/high gas prices current situation (and continuing until the end of the world as we know it), we have decided to get rid of our gas guzzling truck. We bought it new almost 3 years ago with the anticipation that we would actually use it as a truck. Yes, we have used it as a truck, but for the most part it is simply a commuting vehicle. At 15 mpg that is not a very smart option. Not for the environment and not for the ol' pocketbook.

So in the past couple weeks we have been searching the 'net for something within our price range and that will serve the purpose of a family of four. We've narrowed it down to the Toyota Camry Hibrid and the Toyota Prius Hibrid. Today we peeked inside of the Prius at a dealership (it was sold so we couldn't get inside) to see exactly how much leg room it has to offer and the cargo space. Before we even bother taking one for a test drive we want to make sure that it will fit our long-legged family inside. We were unexpectedly surprised at how much room it seems to have for a small, dinky car. I keep telling Ron that I want to bring a couple of empty suitcases to see if they will actually fit into the back cargo area. Does that seem to be unreasonable? He seems to think so. At any rate, we want to try one out. At 48 mpg how can you rule it out without taking one for a drive? I mean, 48??? Really? That would be, like, so totally rad!

(bringing myself back from the 80's now)

But seriously. I hope it works out for us to get one of these cars. And now....


To all of you Moms and soon to be Moms out there. Take a day to rest or do as you please. :)


  • At 1:38 AM , Blogger Caro said...

    Happy Mothers Day to you too!

    He only thinks the suitcase thing isn't important because he isn't the one who packs. Men. :)

    Congrats on getting a new ride.

  • At 5:53 PM , Blogger His suzy said...

    Even though I won't be getting a new car any time soon, I'll be curious to know what you think of the hybrids once you can actually drive them.

    Happy Mothers Day!

  • At 7:40 AM , Blogger Liz said...

    Happy mom's day! :)

    A couple of my neighbors have enormous trucks and I've been wondering how long they'll stick around. One of them drives into DC every day, so his gas bill plus parking must be astronomical! Hope one of the two new cars works out for you... Toyotas are rad cars. ;)

  • At 2:08 PM , Blogger Roxanne said...

    Caro- Thanks, I can't wait until we take the plunge.

    Suzy- I'll keep you guys updated and try not to gloat too much. ;)

    Liz-I'm guessing you own a Toyota? They are like, totally rad, aren't they?


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