Okay so today I bought something HUGE... it's not exactly a thrift-store purchase but it IS second-hand, and it's probably the biggest purchase I've ever shelled out cash for. After almost a month of searching, I finally bought a used car!!! It's actually the first car I've ever owned since I've somehow survived all these years off public transit and the pity of friends. haha. But finally, I'm able to drive myself around and it's about time since for the past few years, our family has
shared fought over one car between five drivers. After perusing Craigslist, meeting up with several sellers, seeing some sketchy-looking cars with inexplicable stains or leaks, and having an awful shady experience at a particular used car dealership, Mr. Potatohead finally found this one listing for a used Toyota. So on a blustery rain-soaked evening, we drove out to see the car and meet the seller who turned out to be the nicest elderly man. It was funny because he called it an "old man car" but I could really care less what the car looked like anyway, as long as it was safe and reliable. Then TODAY after a mechanic check, I officially shook hands, sealed the deal, and drove off with my "new old car". Oh and random... I also found out today while getting car insurance that I'm actually a TEN-YEAR DRIVER. My goodness!!!!! I found that absolutely mind-blowing and went through a mental quarter-life crisis for the next half-hour.
Oh and since I like to personalize inanimate objects, I've already named my car. It's a really unique colour because it's like a pearlized white; not full-on white but not quite metallic silver either. It's also quite a big car with a bulgy front "forehead", so I named it BELUGA. It's perfect because Mr. Potatohead's charcoal-coloured SUV is called BEAST, so Beluga & the Beast can be friends now. I suppose I could call it "Beauty" too, but I like Beluga better. =)
Anyway, I didn't take any pictures of Beluga, so you'll have to settle with a pic of my new car keys and a sad little scrap-paper doodle. =)
Have you ever bought a used car?
If so, was it an EASY-BREEZY or SUPER-SHADY experience?