Sunday, January 31, 2016

New car, new treehouse

My guy has been away for a week now. One week down. Three more to go.

He is actually in Cairo first and will make his way to Johannesburg shortly afterward. We caught up with each other on Wednesday, as it takes him a couple of days to adjust to the time difference (seven hours) before he is alert enough to do anything.
"Hey, aren't you supposed to be asleep?!" I asked him. It would have been 01:00 his time.
"I have to do some work," he said.
"I know the feeling I worked all [last] weekend," I replied.
"What's new with you?" he asked me.
"I got a new car!" I exclaimed.
He's a car guy. I have learned so much from him.

I have been driving a Prius for seven years. I was thinking about getting another Prius. My lease expires in July. However, there was an event happening where the dealership would take care of my current lease and allow me to get a new vehicle.

Last Saturday, I spent my entire afternoon test-driving cars. I finally settled on a new car. I got a 2016 Scion iM in electric blue.

My guy was impressed. He immediately found the Web site and streamed the video. He liked my car.

I wanted a sporty, fun car to drive. This car is all of that. It also has eco mode, so I don't have to feel guilty driving such a car. It doesn't guzzling gas.

The car comes in automatic and manual. My guy likes the latter. However, considering how horrible traffic is around here, I went with the automatic transmission with manual drive options. So, I get the best of both worlds. I can drive manual, but without a real clutch.

My guy and I love the rims on the car. The colour is pretty. It drives nicely. I love it!

It is one of the reasons why I haven't posted for a bit. I am enjoying my new purchase.
"What's the backseat like?" my guy said, imaging him grinning from ear to ear.
"I haven't tested the treehouse. I need you here."
"I can't wait to see you and test out the treehouse," my guy stated.
Me, neither.


  1. I'm looking for a new car - will check this out! My husband travels a lot for work too. Hope your guy gets home soon! Amy

    1. Please do check out the iM, Amy. I am enjoying driving again!

      Thanks for your encouragement and for understanding what I am enduring. It means a lot!

  2. So happy for you, CB. I looked up an electric blue Scion cute. Looks like a lot of fun to drive but one the tree house going to be big enough? Guess you'll find out when your guy gets back in 3 weeks. ;) Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. It is a cute car. The treehouse should be big enough for both of us. There is plenty of room when we move the front seats forward. Then again, we do need to test drive the treehouse a few times to truly know. ;)