Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A big adjustment for Ms. V.

I'm spoiled rotten. Spoiled, spoiled, spoiled absolutely disgustingly rotten. By Hub.

For the past 6 years I've driven my lovable little Geo Prism. I swore I'd never give it up. I'm way too attached. Unfortunately, the time has come to move on. Hub has supplied me with a Toyota 4-Runner. The Prism will go to my sister who needs it far more than I do right now. :sigh: Take good care of her, sis!

Anyway, I've also gotten pretty attached to my license plate. I've had that for 6 years too. Today I went to the DMV in the new truck and got a new license plate number. It felt very, very strange. I'm slowly adjusting.

For the past decade I've driven small cars. The Geo most recently, before that I had a Toyota Tercel, and before that I had a Ford Probe (it's fun to see the looks on people's faces when I say "I had a probe once."). Driving this monster is going to take some getting used to. In fact, the first day I took it for a spin I actually fell out of it when I opened the door. Hub laughed. I'm used to being much closer to the ground. You're allowed to laugh too. I really did fall out.

The difficult part of driving a large vehicle after 10 years of driving small cars is that I can no longer zip in and out of traffic or fit into small parking spaces.

The fun part is that I'm bigger than other cars now. Watch out.

Ms. V


Anonymous said...

The fun part for you is scary for us.

Erin said...

woo hoo! new car for me!

but seriously, you don't have to give me the geo - you should sell it and get the cash for it.

Ms. V said...

Erin m'dear, the geo is in much better shape that Suzy. Besides, as it was a gift to me, I wouldn't feel right getting money for it. I'll probably drive it until Thanksgiving, then switch over to the 4-Runner.