Yep, you got it ladies and gentlemen, dear readers of mine….I have bought a new (used) car! I had been burdened a few weeks ago and realized that my car was really stressin’ me out. Between the gas, the insurance, and the payment, the trusty GMC Envoy was running me almost $700 a month!! NOT okay while trying to get myself out of this credit card debt crisis I have gotten myself into (64.7% paid off since last July!…looking like I’ll be debt-free in August 2008).
So, I almost got one a few weeks ago…but that was really a rash decision. I went to CarMax, tried to get approved for a loan the next day via a credit union and was disappointed with their APR that they offered. Plus, I was leaving for Spring Break the following day so it was just too much.
So, there I was last night. Really trying to procrastinate putting away the mound of eight loads of laundry I have yet to put away, writing IEPs that I need to do, and finding anything to keep me from doing the eleven things on my list of things to do for the evening. And a commercial came on. Good job, marketing. I searched on the Saturn website and found the car I wanted offered for $3,000 under the KBB price with full warranty and as a certified used vehicle. I called at 8pm to make sure they were still open and showed up at 8:17, test drove it, and was out of the door and said adios to the Envoy at 10:47. Actually, I don’t even know if I said bye. Poor guy.
Anyways, in contemplating a new name/persona for this car I really wanted to make sure it was something that stuck. I noticed on the way home the alignment seems to be pulling a little to the right (gonna go back to check that out tonight)…but then I was like, well that’s kinda cool he’s always bringing me in the right direction. So I thought, “Righty” but that just isn’t catchy. So I came up with Reggie…which sounds similar? Or at least how it might sound when trying to say Righty with a mouth full of grapes or marshmallows….which ultimately led to Reg. And my car feels like a ‘Reg’. Then, this morning as I was driving to school I was listening to the Fish and they were talking about endeavors. I thought how this car is bringing me on new endeavors in this life of mine: the endeavor of being debt free, living more economically aware, in this new singleness of mine, trying to decide where God wants me next year, etc. All-around new endeavors surrounding me right now. So I thought, “Dev.” Hence, RegDev. But, just now as I was typing it….I thought RegEnDev flows a little smoother and really, we can just call him ‘Reg’ for short. Or just acknowledge him as a 2006 Black Saturn Ion (4 door), which is what he is. And he will be tinted shortly. Photos to follow soon. Generic ones posted now.
I ❤ Reg.