Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ain't she purdy!

Of course I'm speaking of Maisie AND my birthday pressie. All you smartypants who guessed a car in my last post were correct! I've been driving my poor old Volvo for almost 19 years and it did pass inspection just last week but it needed work, major a/c repairs, new wiper fluid motor, new brakes, tires, some belts and it hasn't had a working radio in almost 5 years. The cost of repairs far exceeded the value of the car and starting in August Maisie's going to a new school so I'll be doing a lot more driving and racking on the miles so it was decided that a new car was needed.

After lots of research and back and forth looking at different cars I finally decided on a Toyota Prius Touring in the lovely color of Silver Pine Mica which should hold up well here in Georgia as the color is oh so similar to pollen green which is so prevalent here. Oh my gosh though, coming from a car that I had to use a key to open the doors, an analog clock, a five year non-working radio and just the features of a 19 year old car, my new one rocks! First off, how cool is it that all I do is walk up to the car and because the key fob is in my purse, I just wrap my hand around the door handle and the doors unlock. Then without ever taking the fob out of my purse I just press the start button and the car is up and running and then within seconds the navigation system is letting me know that the bluetooth is connected and working. Also cool is that the car has a backup camera which I'm still trying to get my head around and I haven't even tried out the 6-disc in-dash CD changer.

I actually got the car on Sunday and I can't even tell you how much time I've spent just trying to learn how the features work. I'm having a great time though learning all about my new car and trying to figure it all out. So happy birthday to me and I wish everyone a great day today.


  1. Yes, she is purdy! Love it. Very happy birthday to you!

  2. Very VERY purdy!!! The car, too! :)
    Happy Birthday!

  3. Sweet ride!!! Happy Birthday!

  4. Anonymous6:47 AM

    Congratulations... It sounds like you really needed this.. I also love new cars.. I like the new gadgets too.

  5. Happy Birthday...and oh what a great gift!! Have fun figuring out all the new bells and whistles! Enjoy!! Very purdy colour too!

  6. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Very cool, and very green with that hybrid. That unlocking thing sounds cool!

  7. I LOVE IT! It is awesome!

    Happy Birthday to you! Have a great day!

    (I got your message yesterday - I'm going to look at my calendar and get in touch with you!!!)

  8. Anonymous9:34 AM

    lovely! I have one in grey.
    Judy B.

  9. OOh sweet.....enjoy! Happy Birthday!

  10. Whoohoooo! Congrats on the new hot ride. TubaDad drives a Prius, it's a pretty slick little car, especially since in CA we get to put a sticker on it that lets a solo driver get in the carpool lane. Ahhhhh.

    Happy birthday!!!

  11. Sweet!! We have a Honda Civic Hybrid and I like it a lot but yours sounds cooler LOL!!

  12. Wow, what a sweet b-day present!! You need to talk to my husband!!

    Happy Birthday!!

  13. Wow! That is some bday present! Hope you had a great day!

  14. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Beautiful (Maisie, too!)

    Happy Birthday!!!!

  15. Happy Birthday. The car is so nice. Hope you have a great year.

  16. She's a beaut! You're gonna love this car. We've had ours for three years now with absolutely zero regrets.

    Happy Happy B-day!!

    Our blog: Double Happiness!

  17. Happy Birthday! I am a Taurus too. May 2nd. I am so with you with the car. Last December I got a Lexus that has the smart key............How did I ever live without it. Oh, that's right I barely did. I was ALWAYS looking for that darn key. Anybody seen my keys.... that was my mantra.......Now key fob is always in the purse and never have to fiddle with it again. LOVE IT!! My girlfriend has a Prius. It is a awesom car. You will love it.

  18. WOW! It's lovely!! I am so out of touch. I just read all the old posts and can't believe how much M has grown! New school? Long legs! All grown up and lovely lovely lovely. Please say we can have a BBQ this month (if your travel schedule allows)....I go back to work 6/8 and will be traveling almost immediately but want to find time to reconnect! Happy Birthday Lady!


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