Since last Saturday I have to say that I feel like I have been cut off from the world a bit. Not that I have been isolated or gone anyplace, but with my car breaking again it seems that all of my free time has been spent stressing over what I am going to do to replace/fix it. All of the ordinary thoughts included, such as how much can I afford, what do I want, what is the best course of action, when do I want it by, how am I going to get time to go test drive vehicles since I work all day…etc…
Tonight I kind of realized that although I know I will continue to be stressing over this process until I figure it out, I need to try and not think about it so much. Maybe a good rule of thumb will be to try and not worry about it after the dealerships close, which locally is between 6 and 7 during the week. That way the rest of my evening can still be enjoyed. I am still hoping that if I buy, I can get a good deal on something I really like, something I fit well in and last but not least, something that I can fit all of my drums into along with Omega. My backup plan is that if I can’t find anything else, I am going to put a couple of contacts at our local dealers to work to see if they can get me a 2006-2007 PT Cruiser with the upgraded “turbo” engine and cruise control. In the meantime we’ll just see what happens.
I feel bad because I know Omega is absolutely sick of talking about cars and hearing me stressing over all of this, but she is awesome because she still listens anyways! (well at least she pretends to listen, which is all I need! *wink* Just kidding honey!)
On a side note, we went and had a dinner date on sunday evening over at the Whistling Bird in Gilbert. This was very nice because even though we go out and do stuff, we really never actually dated. At least not by the traditional standards of what “a date” is. Rather than dinner and a movie we would hop in my car and go driving around till late into the night or we would go to our favorite place to just sit and talk, the Buhl Pit, and spend hours watching the stars in the summer sky as we enjoyed each other’s company and usually great conversation. I say usually great conversations because there were many times when we would just sit and listen to the sounds of the lake or watch the northern minnesota sky, the whole time never saying a word. Simply sitting and sharing the moments.
So anyways, we went on our date sunday evening which was very nice. It was an extremely pleasant break from all of my car stress. They have a nice little place there at the Whistling Bird yet to me it has never lived up to all the hype about it. The food is good but not great and the atmosphere is pretty neat, which I believe is why most people think it is such a fantastic place. It is much different than any of our other dining establishments in the area, so it has the ability to provide you with a feeling that you really went somewhere special compared to what else is out there.
Anyhow, now that I have rambled for a while, it is time for me to get to bed.