I don't know whether I just made the best or worst decision of my life.
On the one hand, the benefits of my latest decision are innumerable. So many more of life's doors have opened to me that were once tightly sealed.
On the other hand, I could have just made a decision that could take me decades to reverse, if I ever could. This is something I could be paying for for the rest of my life.
I think I'll just show you a picture of what I did:
Yes, folks. I bought a car.
She's my 2005 Chevy Trailblazer LS. She's really gray but the picture doesn't show the color well. Silly 2.0 megapixel Sidekick camera!!
And yes, "she" is a she.
She's got great handling, awesome breaks and acceleration, and features that I suppose come standard with newer cars, like cruise control and Onstar. The drivers side door stays unlocked if the key is in the ignition, preventing me from locking myself out of the car (something I'm very apt to do). There's also some other really cool things that come with it that I read about in the user manual but haven't been able to try out because of the weather.
The car is a big car, but it's not a huge problem to maneuver because I'm used to driving minivans, not regular sized cars. It's also only a 5 seater so it's not as much of a goliath as some other SUVs (and with 6 cylinders, it's not as much of a gas guzzler, either).
She's got A4WD, (4 wheel drive) and more even powerful settings, so I'll be okay in the winter months when the snow comes down (that'll be good). And once I go away to school I'll only be driving from my job and back which shouldn't waste too much gas.
We'll see how this goes.