That new car smell :)

Hi! Today I’m both tired and excited.

I picked up my brand-spanking new car!

New car

Yes–the bow is for me. 🙂 Made me feel pretty special.


This is my first new car ever, so I’m super excited.

Had a couple of interesting moments today in it. It’s a manual transmission and my old car is an automatic…so I did a little bit of stalling and bunny hopping through some gears. Stalled twice at the main set of traffic lights in Bendigo and I missed the green light. So embarrassing! Also, I forgot to fuel it up…made it home with 4kms to spare. Had to nurse the car the last 20kms to make sure I’d make it. Serves me right for being distracted!

My first drive!

Left town this morning at 6:30am to pick it up in Melbourne. Arrived home tonight about 7:30pm. Hence the tiredness and the headache.

A big thank you to my friends in town who minded my children so I could pick up the car. Couldn’t have done it without you!

Anybody have a 1st new car story to share? Or a funny car story? I’d love to hear it. 🙂