Saturday, 16 June 2012
She doesn't have a name yet..
I know, I know.. I've already posted pics of it, but you only buy your first car once, so allow me to post some more.. =P
C delivered it to Glencormack Inn parking lot (in Kilmacanogue), on Thursday morning as we'd agreed, and I paid the rest of the amount and we did the paperwork. Then, D drove it to the petrol station as I didn't feel confident enough to start with that, in a car I'd never driven before, etc.. I spent a huge chunk of my weekly budget on petrol, and D was supposed to drive back to the parking lot as I was hoping to drive it around there first, but he forgot to turn there, so he drove us up to that little hut at Calary, we slapped the L plates on, I adjusted the seat and mirrors, and then I drove to Laragh, stopping once at Annamoe as the antique shop was open again, so we checked it out and had a chat with the owner =) (My mam would LOVE that place..)
I really enjoy driving this car! I've only driven three different cars, so far (D's Nissan Almera, the driving instructor's Nissan Note, and my Daewoo Kalos), and I find mine to be the most enjoyable to drive, which is awesome as it's mine! =D I still tense up on town traffic, though.. I love country roads where I can just drive, but the constant stopping in traffic lights and such, gets on my nerves, although that's exactly the stuff I need to be doing loads as I need the practice..
It has a CD boot changer, which takes 10 CDs. I haven't tried it yet. The radio was driving us nuts, though, after we were trying to find some stations (which is frustrating in general, in the rural parts of Ireland..) I don't know what we pressed, but it was making these brain-piercing high-pitch sounds, randomly, and if I can't get rid of them, the radio will be getting some hammer time (NOT with a capital H).. Must google it or something..
I have been making shopping lists for when (not 'if') I magically get loads of money someday.. I need a spare tyre, tools, blanket, this, that & the other, for the car.. =) And she needs a name, but there's no hurry with that.. She's a sharp thing, so she'll need a sharp name. (No, I'm not taking suggestions, I hate that.)