oh, what a feeling

I heard from the insurance company on Friday and they’re going to be sending me my money this week, so we felt it was safe to go out and buy a new car. I got a Toyota Highlander. Silver inside and out. It’s pretty nice. I was actually hoping for a different color (only because I’ve already had two silver cars followed by two white cars and I was in the mood for something different). But, like Mick Jagger says, you can’t always get what you want.

We went to my parent’s last night for a family reunion of sorts, so we both got to try the vehicle out. I have to say, it’s a pretty nice ride. I think I’m going to like it. Since I didn’t get leather seats, we bought one of those wire pet barrier things today so that the dogs can ride in the cargo area (and I do believe that action makes me an official card-carrying member of the crazy dog ladies club). At least the dog hair will be contained to one area and not be all over the seats. That’s all I ask for, really. Well, that and an mp3 player. The factory stereo that came with the vehicle is a piece of crap, so I’ll be ordering a new one this week. I sure am going to miss the 6 disk mp3 changer I had in my Scion, though.