Aug
27
Bye bye Blackbird…

Or Black Jeep, as the case may be. After 10 years of getting me up the hills, across the country, and back and forth to work, I let the old girl go this morning.
We decided several months ago that one of my cars had to go, and since I’m definitely not ready to lose my M3 I reluctantly decided to sell the Jeep. I put it in the paper 3 weeks ago, but it was still in my driveway this morning despite many phone calls and a few promising visits.
I finally decided to take e’s advice from 3 weeks ago: I took the Jeep over to Carmax and had it appraised. I honestly didn’t think they’d be interested in a 10-year-old Jeep, even one with only 50,000 miles on it, but they offered more than I expected to get in a private sale. I ran home for the title and let them have my baby. I am sad to see it go, but our house just isn’t big enough for 3 cars. I’m sure one day MJ will look at pictures and say he wishes I still had the Jeep, but hopefully he’ll be happy that I still have….
…a motorcycle! You may recall that I took a motorcycle safety course back in June. I’ve been holding off on getting a bike because getting e’s new car was more of a priority and I wanted to have the Jeep gone before buying another vehicle. While Carmax was preparing the check, we drove down to WOW Motorcycles to check out their stuff. I didn’t come away with a bike–yet–but I think I’m close. In the meantime I just ordered a Shoei X-11 Helmet and I bought a Fieldsheer jacket and some gloves today at WOW. Now I need to see if I can get someone who knows bikes to go looking with me.