Friday, May 02, 2008

Meet "The Philistine"...But We'll Just Call Him Phil

Phil is our new (to us) Suburban. He is a rather stellar dude if I do say so myself. And even the color I wanted!

Freshly purchased last night, we (and the children) have been struttin' around like peacocks. Okay, I'm doing most of my strutting from the horizontal position on the couch, but I look good doin' it. Monk and I were giving each other knuckles all night last because we were so proud of our new purchase.

It's been a long time coming for us to get a new vehicle. Our 2000 Ford Windstar has 167,000 miles on it, but has basically been falling apart since about 90,000 miles. Transmissions going out BEFORE 100,000 miles is never a good thing. This has meant BIG BUCKS for the last 5 years.

To put it mildly, if cars had souls, I can honestly say ours would be in hell.

We've been looking for weeks and frankly, had a few swiped out from under us, but not this one. Nope, this one is ours! Woo-hoo! It's a 2004, has low miles and has a few perks we were very happy to a DVD player! The only thing it didn't have was leather seats, which is much easier to clean child vomit (or pregnant woman vomit) from, than say cloth. You win some, you lose some. I'll take what we got.

Sis and Liv were so excited last night that they asked if we could sleep in the new ride. This is disturbing to me on so many different levels that I don't even know where to begin. I can definitely say "Phil" is certainly cleaner than my house right now, so maybe that has something to do with it.

Anyway, that's our exciting news for the day. Join us in welcoming "Phil" to the family, won't you?

By the way, does anyone know if it's legal to torch your old car and dance The Happy Dance around it, celebrating it's demise? Just curious.


Jedi Miller said...

Congrats on the new ride.

A DVD player... what are you going to do with that, you can't put books into ... :)

Lets try to go 2 months before we get any monk marks on it i.e, dents, scratches, pole indentations.

Oh and with the old vehicle donate if to some place and use it as a tax write off. or give it to Sarah's Professor, I'd like to sse him use his intellect in creating a new fuel source.

Lizardbreath said...

Happy dancing with you sweetie!!! It looks good, and it will look even better parked next to your 1992 Red and Tan suburban in the church parking lot.

Shelly said...

We'll help you torch the van if you'll help us chop up the cradenza our tv has sat on. There are quite a few people who've helped it moved from different houses & even SC & back! Hopefully this event will take place in the next couple weeks!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Three cheers for Phil!!!

What a guy Phil is - clean and everything. He's even looking out for your sanity by coming equipped with a DVD player. He's THE MAN! (you wouldn't believe how long it took me to type out those two little words... how many ways can you miss spell man?! I think I set a new record!))

Enjoy your new vehicle - are you making up places to go yet just so you can drive it? Or are you responsible and not, because of gas prices?


Michelle said...

ha,ha, are the funny guy today, aren't you?
Monk and I have already had a conversation concerning hitting poles and such. He just laughs.
We are donating the van to missionaries. Maybe they can get it's heart right and make it run better! :)

Hey, I think The Beast and The Philistine will look great next to each other...especially with all those children oozing from them. ;)

Let us make FIRE!!

Yes, Phil is the MAN...spelled M-A-N! lol!
We are "dreaming" of all the places we would like to go, but I'm afraid only necessary grocery trips and church functions are the places we will actually "get" to go. Dang gas prices.