Last week Amber's beloved car had to be traded in for a new car. The radiator developed a large crack shooting steam and radiator fluid out the front of the car. And who knows what other damage occured to the engine. She had it for 10 years and we were planning on getting her a new car anyway (next year). So we were forced to prematurely buy a new (used) car. We made sure it was what Amber wanted since we're the type to drive a car until you can't drive it anymore. It was a '04 Honda Pilot that we got. We could have got a mini-van, but I wasn't so willing to throw my youth away so early. Instead we settled on a gas-guzzling SUV. For this, I feel bad. I talk the good talk, but I don't walk the walk. We did actually need something larger so Amber could transport the 3 girls. However, I'm sure we could have tried harder to find something less polluting, but at the risk of losing all the fun little gadgets we enjoy with the Pilot. I guess that is why our society is in a pinch. We sacrifice our future for little comforts. I promise to do better next time around. There is currently talk in D.C. about requiring car manufacturers to produce cars that have a m.p.g. of 35 or greater. That would be great. Although, I would like us to eliminate combustable engines as a whole and rely on electricity. Like that will ever happen. I guess I'll forever be the optimist.
Song of the Day: Dirty Old Town (sung by Larry Mullen Jr.) by U2