Then work blew up in my face (mountains of projects and deadlines) on top of organizing a rather large industry conference on top of strategic planning sessions for my professional organization on top of organizing a smaller conference for my company on top of ....
You see where this is going.
I was at my wits end. I don't handle stress well and one more thing was going to send me over the edge.
One night, after grabbing a few drinks with my co-workers, I made my way home. Three miles from home Nellie Mae started a knocking noise from the front tire. I figured it was probably road debris that was caught underneath and I would dispose of it once I got home.
I got home and there was no debris. I. FLIPPED. MY. LID!
I stormed into the house and made myself a martini. Then I went online and started snooping around for new cars. Then I poured myself another (more delicious than the first) martini. Then I had the GREAT idea of scheduling a test drive for a 2007 Saturn Sky for the next morning. I might point out that at this point of the night EVERYTHING is a great idea.
I woke up the next morning realizing that NOTHING is a great idea with a couple of martinis and stress-induced Internet window shopping. By the time I got to my computer to see the damage I had done I had an email from the dealership saying "Come on by for the test drive!"
And I felt bad! Not just hungover bad but I felt bad because I had wasted someone's time and they were expecting me in 30 minutes to test a car. Ugh! I went and thought, "I'll just drive it but I won't buy it."
I drove it. And then I drove it some more. Then I put the top down on the convertible. Sigh.
I had to buy it. I sad goodbye to Nellie Mae. She was a wonderful SUV but her time was up. It was bittersweet because I have ALWAYS wanted a Saturn Sky. They were only made from 2007-2009 and I could probably take the engine apart and put it back together with my eyes closed based on all the research I had done on the car over the years.
Her name is Sasha and she is fierce.
|Hard to tell but she is midnight blue. Not hard to tell, she can go freakishly fast.|