Saturday, July 17, 2010

GOODBYE OLD FRIEND

Sometimes the unexpected can be a good thing. Today I said goodbye to my old friend, a friend that has served me well for the past eight years. Oh how I loved my little buggy, my Jetta- she was peppy, faithful, reliable. Winslow Homer loved her too. He enjoyed the fact in winter his seat would heat and keep him warm. Well, lately it had became clear that I was in need of some form of larger vehicle. Pine chips, feed, scratch, groceries and Winslow Homer take up quite a bit of space. So today while DH and I were off on one of our day trips I said "hey, lets just stop at the SUBARU dealership and look." Key word "look" (In my heart I felt like a traitor, a real Benedict Arnold). I have always had a Volkswagen, I am one of those girls who loves the way their engine sounds, and nothing sounds better to me than a Volkswagen engine. For a year I have been secretly carrying this brochure around with me. The Subaru Outback certainly seemed to fit the bill, it met all my and Winslow Homer's requirements. Needless to say the "quick look" at the dealership turned into an unexpected all day affair. At the end of the day I left my baby with the dealership. I hope she finds a good home and someone to love her as much as I have.
So now I have my new farm vehicle a 2011 Outback, what a lucky farm girl I am (all I need now is a trailer hitch)
and Winslow Homer, he's happy to know that it came with heated seats!
And me- well, I'll learn to appreciate the sound of my new engine.


19 comments:

Farm Girl said...

What a very nice car! How come it feels like being a traitor when you get a new car? I always hate that part, I have told my husband to forget the new car bit I am not going to get one ever again. I can carry chicken feed and all kinds of stuff.
It is beautiful and I love the picture with your feet out the window. The one good thing is the new car smell though.
congratulations!

Kathy in KY said...

Woe, Julie! Awesome new car, and I agree with Farm Girl - I love the photo of you with your feet out of the window, as long as you don't do that while driving! LOL I know what you mean about traitor - I am looking for a used pick-up that I can trade out-right for my Toyota Echo. If I'm gonna live in the country, I'll need the room of a pick-up to haul whatever needs haulin'. Congrats on the new car! Take care, from KY.

Pondside said...

Good choice! I like a vehicle that fits many purposes - we haul hay and goats and then once a month get dressed up and head to the theatre in our SUV.

A New England Life said...

Yes, I'm sure you'll learn to love it! My next door neighbor has an Outback and my husband has a Tribeca. Both serve them very well.

Funny but I was just reading a blog post where someone who was visiting New England said there must be some sort of Secret Subaru Society here, because she saw Subaru's everywhere she went! LOL!

Eve said...

Whooo Hooooo!!!
Welcome to the Subie family Julie! Thanks Bill!! You will be able to fit all kinds of things in there...even bigger than window shutters!! I can't wait to hear more about how you love your car..Subaru=love!!!

Rural Rambler said...

Congratulations Julie! New cars are always FUN! Cool car. I love the picture of your feeties sticking out the window too :) Oh yeah your going to be able to load that baby up! Julie it's true about that V-Dub engine, it's a sweet sound but I agree I don't think you will have any trouble lovin that Subie's tune!

~ Janis said...

Congrats on the new wheels! Heated seats?!! wow.
I have a 97 F150 and its time for another (used) truck. I have Toyota Tacoma envy. The cab and a half would be perfect for all my different lifestyles. Front seat for me and my immediate needs. Back seat for laptop and work stuff plus a cozy space for the farm dog and then all my farm and cow items could be in the bed of the truck, including kayaks and stray hens. I'm still dreaming about it. www.tailgait.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Well, there's nothing like getting comfy straight off in a brand spanking new car! I know what you mean about feeling guilty. I used to own a lovely Morris Traveller, wonderful characterful car that er......ahem....well make rude noises when gear changing! Great fun to drive but not the most practical car so I have a nice but boring Peugeot now...sigh.....
Evie will want in depth reports on every Subaru trip from you now of course! (-:

Finegan Antiques said...

Isn't it strange how we become attached to our cars, trucks, vans etc. We get to know them inimately, their quirks and idiosyncrasies. They become like our friends, dependable and trustworthy. We share our day to day routines with them and at times make special memories while in their presence. Sometimes we even give them names. How very strange.

Donna

PS Congrats on the new vehicle. May the two of you have great times together

Gail said...

I like the second advertisement best.

There will be no stopping you now! Next thing we hear, you will have a truck.

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

You are now driving my dream vehicle! Lucky lucky lucky girl - did I say lucky!?

rockriverstitches said...

Love your new car. At one time we were thinking about getting a outback. Got a Toyota Matrix instead.

Tammy

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

How exciting!! You have a very cute new car and she will serve you well also :)

Sherrie said...

Heated seats, oh my. I am jealous. Just wanted to stop over and say thanks for dropping by the other day for the opening. It went very well. Actually I was doing well last week. This weekend should be busy as the article about the shop hits the Gorham Times Newstands on Thursday. I have already been restocking. It was so nice to meet you.

Rural Revival said...

Congrats, and I'm sure you'll get used to the new purr of the engine in no time. Friends of mine have had an Outback for a few years and are very happy with it.

And can I just say, when I saw your title in my reading list my heart skipped a beat! I was afraid Gladys had spent another one of her lives. Whew!! : )

Teri said...

You ar going to LOVE it! I love my scooby doo so much I refused to give her up ... even for a new one! My hubby thinks I am crazy!
The good thing is he is a master auto tech. so he can keep her going for me! Being from MA. and now in KY. I just love an AWD!
And so sad to hear about rubble kitty! I have a few oldies myself.
Have a great day.
Teri♥♥♥

Teri said...

You ar going to LOVE it! I love my scooby doo so much I refused to give her up ... even for a new one! My hubby thinks I am crazy!
The good thing is he is a master auto tech. so he can keep her going for me! Being from MA. and now in KY. I just love an AWD!
And so sad to hear about rubble kitty! I have a few oldies myself.
Have a great day.
Teri♥♥♥

DayPhoto said...

COOL NEW WHEELS!!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

The Gough Inn said...

Fun post and the two cute shoes out the car window -- gotta love the newness of a car/ truck -- never told you but I love your blog header - what a dream place!