On Saturday morning, I said goodbye to a dear, old friend:

Annabelle Lee was my car for about six years. Named for the ill-fated love of Edgar Allen Poe, she and I spent a lot of time traveling together. When I handed her over, she had damn near 200,000 miles clocked on her poor ticking engine.

As sad as it was to say goodbye, I think it was time to let the old car go. She was hemorrhaging coolant – I could barely make it home from work before dumping more in – and I’d put way more money into her over the past year than I ever intended to. Sigh.

Now I have a new friend. I think her name might be Faith. I’m not sure yet:

She’s very pretty, though. She’s quiet, has a working stereo (with a CD player, woot!), and pretty much everything I could have asked for in a new car. I think we’re in it for the long haul.

On another note, Jacob received a skateboard for his birthday in September. This video, taken a week or so ago, is his first successful attempt at skating:

This Friday is his first official lesson. There’s a skate park in the mall near our house, and he loves to watch the kids skate there. I don’t know what he’ll do when he realizes he gets to skate there now. His little head might actually explode.

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  1. It’s hard to let go of a faithful car. When I had my last one towed away, i almost cried even though it had been a constant headache and money pit. Spiffy new wheels, though. So you have that going for you.
    I’d apologize for the 5 gates post, but I’m still suffering PTSD, and they say the best therapy is to get it off your chest!

  2. It’s hard to let go of a faithful car. When I had my last one towed away, i almost cried even though it had been a constant headache and money pit. Spiffy new wheels, though. So you have that going for you.
    I’d apologize for the 5 gates post, but I’m still suffering PTSD, and they say the best therapy is to get it off your chest!

  3. ..okay..i love it..it really is just the cutest car…do you get in it every day and inhale the new car scent…god, i love that smell..

    ..oh..and reggie loves watching the kids skate at the mall too..he will be terribly jealous that jacob is getting lessons..

  4. ..okay..i love it..it really is just the cutest car…do you get in it every day and inhale the new car scent…god, i love that smell..

    ..oh..and reggie loves watching the kids skate at the mall too..he will be terribly jealous that jacob is getting lessons..

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