After that the daily searching became easier. Mike looked and looked and many times tried to convince me to purchase something before we got to spring. Many times he tried to convince me to look at cars above our budget. Some how and I'm not sure how because there were days it was pretty dicey we managed to make it through to the winter and it was real deal car shopping time. Ugh.
I have made no secret of the fact that I have not enjoyed this process. I am very soon to be forty and yet felt no older than four. I was extremely anxious to get past the shopping/deciding/negotiating part. I live my life very much free from my usual anxiety, but the past week or so brought it back around as we tried to decide what to do. It was not a pleasant experience even though it was relatively mild.
That brings us to today. We bought a new to us vehicle this afternoon. Mike negotiated us a better deal than I was anticipating... Go Michael! And for my part I managed to get through it anxiety attack free. Hashtag best case scenario. The kids were very funny... over the moon excited. And Uncle Dave immediately wanted to know when we were headed north for a visit. Soon! Promise!!
Oh boy, I cannot believe this is over!