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We picked up the car late yesterday afternoon. Can it be drive time now plz? )

If we exclude the car I had 14 years ago on account of it being (I'm pretty sure) registered in my mum's name, then this will technically be my first car. :P I am looking forward to driving to Toodjay this weekend.

When leaving the house this morning we realised we'd left a garage remote in the Festiva. Oops.

In unrelated news we attended a wedding on Sunday. Linda did all the flowers (bouquets, corsages, buttonholes, table centrepieces); photos will be added to her portfolio soon. I was handed a small MiniDV camera with which to record proceedings. I suspect my still camera takes better video though. OTOH my memory cards store less than the tapes. Another two weddings the next two weekends (both of which Linda's doing the flowers for), and a fourth later next month, will hopefully conclude our wedding season for this year. :P
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Looks like some time next week I'll own my (technically[1]) first car. While Linda and I had been discussing on and off for quite a while the possibility of replacing the Lindamobile, in the last couple of weeks interest has been slowly ramping up, culminating in Linda sending me (along with another (more expensive) car) this ad on Friday, which turns out to be pretty much exactly the sort of car I had in mind. Today (well, Saturday) we took the car for a test drive (with our nephew Issac in tow), and liked it enough to be comfortable putting down a deposit, though I did spend an awfully long time staring at the dotted line awaiting my signature. The line between making impulse decisions and being unable to make a decision is thinner than I thought. :P

It'll be kinda sad to see the Festiva go. But nothing lasts forever; including cars. While Linda bought the car before she met me, I've driven the majority of the quarter of a million kilometres it's done. I will have to take some photos for nostalgia's sake before we pick the new car up (and thus join the seemingly large number of people who have acquired new cars recently).

[1]: I am of course excluding the several cars I drove on a regular basis but didn't actually own, such as said Festiva, and much less recently, a somewhat neglected Mark II Cortina (registered in my mum's name, but otherwise you may prefer to consider this to be my first real car. :P).

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