Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wednesday July 28, 2010 - A New Car!

First of all, Happy Anniversary to Nick & Becky - four years already! Congratulations, guys!

The second exciting thing for today is that we bought a new car! It's coming close to the time when we're going to be selling the truck so to be sure that we would have a vehicle we decided to buy the car now. We first went to the Ford dealer as we hadn't looked at Fords yet. All they have is the Fiesta and they don't have any. It's also the first year for them so we weren't interested.

Across the street to the Kia dealer we went. Way back in early spring we looked at the Kia in Ottawa but we were nowhere near ready to buy then. Today was the test drive. We liked it, they were able to find us a silver Rio 5 EX Sport and we should have it by Friday.

In the meantime here's a photo off the internet. It's not a very good photo but I'll have one for you probably Friday. It's small and I can rod around again. The truck was something to do a job but I never enjoyed driving it.

When we got back this afternoon, I started painting doors. I do really hate painting but George wasn't doing a very good job. I figured I couldn't do any worse. He was painting right over the fuschia with the red. It didn't make for a very nice colour on the back door so when I moved to paint the front door I went out and got a grey primer. I'm just about to put the red over it. We'll see if that turns out nicer.


  1. Very nice car..good luck with it!

  2. Hope you have fun Rod ing around in your new Hot Rod!!


    I just had to do that....its the devil in me!

  3. Great looking car! Congrats!

  4. Have fun with your new car. It's really nice looking and should be fun to get around in compared to a big truck.

    I'm like you in that I don't ever want to paint again, but I'd do it rather than watch someone else botch the job. Good luck.

  5. Congrats on the new little vehicle.
    It will be so much easier to drive, park and scamper aroundin.
    I hope the paint turns out like you want.
    Happy 'Rio-ing', Penny, TX

  6. Ohhh get ready for that "New Car Smell" !!! Nothing can be more fun that a new house and a new car all in one year!!!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. Congratulations. A truck doesn't make a very good car and this one will look great parked next to your new home.


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