Change just keeps on rolling through the Griffith household. On Saturday we traded in the Seebring convertible for a Mini Cooper convertible. Mini Coopers are astonishingly popular right now because of gas prices. The saleswoman at the dealership was very apologetic that they didn't have any available and because of the year end, we would have to wait until December to even order one. I had looked at their inventory online before we went there and asked her what about the used black one. It was so new that she didn't know about it and it hadn't even been detailed yet. We put dibs on it right quick--and it was a good thing as someone else tried to buy it while we were filling out the paperwork.
It is a wonderful little car--peppy, responsive, and surprisingly roomy inside. It is a perfect tooling around town car for Dave (who put a total of 20,000 miles on the Seebring in the five and a half years since we moved here). J isn't wild about it--which is too bad as we have already told her that it'll probably be her first car. But since her problems have to do with how much (little) she can see from the backseat and the diminished leg room, I think she'll be just fine with driving it. (Not that I'm looking that far ahead or anything).
Heck, I'm tempted to drive to the train station and swap the Honda for it so I can drive it to ikebana and the Container Store today. The only thing stopping me is that the shelf I have to return to the Container Store won't fit in it! Of course Dave may have been having so much fun with it that he drove to work instead of taking the train today...
Sunday was another milestone day as we put together the shelving from Ikea and the closet and art desk from the Container Store in the former studio. Today the loom, the hope chest full of yarn and the armoire full of yarn will get moved down--as will the treadmill. Dan and Dick will get the doors back on the closets and all the doorknobs on, and Dick will tile the floor of the little landing at the bottom of the stairs.
Now over to Glass Incarnate to begin on the week!