I have a vehicle! I have a vehicle! I HAVE A VEHICLE!
I have never been so excited to have a new car in my entire life. Seriously. After the big debacle and going almost two weeks without a vehicle of my own, this vehicle symbolizes so many things to me!
1) It symbolizes what is right in the world! The people at Acura of Libertyville were so good to us! James Won sold us the vehicle and he could not have been nicer to all of us. We brought Matthew with us and he was going a little nuts at the end, but James kept playing with him and talking with him the entire time. If you read my comment response in my Sussman Acura review, you saw that we did not tell James or anyone at Acura of Libertyville about our experience with Sussman Acura because we wanted to see how they treated us without knowing our back-story. They were gems! They re-instilled our faith in the Acura brand!
2) It symbolizes freedom… sweet freedom! Our friends loaned us their car since they didn’t need it for the week (she had just had their first baby and was told not to drive) so I had B’s car to drive, but that makes me nervous. B loves his car – he really, really does. Cars have been his thing since he was very young and he takes wonderful care of his vehicles (we just sold his old 80’s Chevy truck and got a great price for it because he was so good to it). He’s just one of those guys whose car reflects his inner self. B’s car reflects his neatness, his style, and his persona. Driving his car makes me nervous. I don’t eat in it. Not because I can’t, but because I don’t want to accidentally dirty it up. And I love B’s car – but driving it makes me nervous.
3) It symbolizes easier times ahead. This vehicle has lots of space. My old vehicle had all sorts of stuff in it, and because it was smaller, it looked messy. I now have room for a stroller, groceries, cat litter, luggage, etc. in the trunk and it’s wonderful. It’s almost too big – I had to secure my groceries today so they wouldn’t topple over. This is a good problem to have! It also has a power lift gate which I didn’t think was necessary but now realize it is quite nice on such a large vehicle (that’s one heavy lift gate).
4) It symbolizes safety. It’s bigger than my old vehicle and there’s now more space between Matthew (in the center seat) and the doors. Wonderful!
5) It symbolizes hope. We bought this vehicle knowing we needed something bigger for our (hopefully) growing family. We’re ready now for another car seat in the back. Did you hear that, FATE? We’re ready for another baby!