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Monday, October 01, 2012

So much has been going on, and I'm just feeling a bit overwhelmed, but I'm pretty sure that is normal.

I hadn't posted about it, but my 13 year old minivan was getting old. Really old, and things were starting to fall apart. We decided we needed a new car, and started researching and test driving. What happens when a scientist and a computer engineer have to make a big purchase? Spreadsheets and too much information, that is what!

Well, after driving just about every 3rd row vehicle out there. (I'm really not kidding.) We started to gasp at the huge price drops on the 2012's, and thought we'd better get our bums in gear. So... we bought a new Honda Pilot.

I really love it, but now, I realize how very automatic the process of driving a car is when you've done it for 13 years! This new thing is a behemoth, and it is really like learning to drive anew. It is waaaaay nicer than my old "almost driven into the ground" van though, and I know I'll get used to it.

Fitness tie in: I don't think I could have driven this thing a few years ago. For a 5'2" person to get up in this thing takes serious quad strength. Yeah, it is a stretch, but I'm trying to make this sparkpeople appropriate y'all!

Oh! I found this on a friend's facebook page, and it made me giggle - I hope you guys like it as much as I do. Sorry about the A$$ word. Hopefully, I will not offend anyone.



That is all for now. Just wanted to check in with everyone. Fitness-wise, all is well. I've been working out with the fitness therapist, and she has so many cool ways to strengthen me where I have previously injured myself. I'm getting stronger and protecting my weak spots. I'm loving that!

Hugs to all, and sorry about the spacey post. I'm trying very hard to avoid grading, but ohmygosh, I'm out of excuses now. LATER!
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  • IGSBETH
    Nice shirt!
    2234 days ago
  • CINERICIA
    As you're relearning to drive, take comfort in the fact that it is the other motorists who will regret the decision not to move out of your way. One of the perks of driving a massive vehicle.

    Good to hear all is well.
    2235 days ago
  • XFITSTRONG
    HAHA! Thanks for the laugh this morning!!!! I love the shirt! Congrats on the new Honda Pilot.
    2235 days ago
  • YDAVIS23
    Love the shirt too! I have been super busy as well but it's good to know that you're well. Enjoy the new wheels!!
    2235 days ago
  • BLUE48DOWN
    emoticon on the new vehicle. I hear you on the spreadsheets and information galore!

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    Definitely got a giggle out of the shirt.
    2235 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    LOL !!!! I love the T-shirt. I want one!

    Congratulations on the new behemoth. My sister drives a Toyota Tundra. Not only was I climbing in and out of it when I was in NJ this August, but I was also jumping up and down from the bed of the truck and hauling bicycles in and out of it. I felt so manly.
    2235 days ago
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