Thursday, April 5, 2012

Good Things: Part 3

Several weeks ago we had some really good things happen and some really unexpected things.  You can read about good things with my health and good things with David's teeth.

Our "New" Van
We got a "new" van.

Actually there's a little more to the story than that.  We weren't planning to get a new van.  I loved our old Honda Odyssey van. The trusty thing was 11 years old and had 155,000 miles on it.  We were planning to drive that thing for at least 50,000 more until it died.  But that death was going to come sooner than later.

We got the kill code.  Yup, the "check engine" light came on.  I took it in to get it checked out, thinking we might have a couple hundred dollars worth of fixing to do.  But instead, we were told that the the code that came up was the kill code - new transmission needed.  $4500 for a new transmission ($1500 for a rebuilt one), on a van that was worth about $2000.

So...we decided it was time to look at getting another van.  We don't usually buy new vehicles and this was no exception.  But we did find an awesome used van - another Odyssey, 2009, 37,000 miles.

And it had some features that we weren't necessarily looking for, but they are, oh, so nice!
DVD player, backup camera, automatic liftgate and a sunroof.

While we were not happy about suddenly finding ourselves with the choice between a huge car repair and an unwanted car payment, we are VERY excited about getting a cool new ride!

That was the end of our eventful week.  There are always exciting things happening to us, but that week they seemed to occur boom, boom, boom.  So they seemed even more exciting.  Thanks for letting me share them with you.

I'd love to hear some exciting things happening in your life!

1 comment:

  1. Ours will have to be replaced soon too--I am not looking forward to the car payment either.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri


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