Would you believe me if I told you that TODAY.......we just bought THIS?
Yep. It's a Toyota Prius. In the interest of saving even more money for our new home, we traded in the mammoth gas-hog, known as X-Terra:
I can't say I was too sad to see it go.....Violet & I both decided we like the "green car" better. :) It should cost us (we predict) 1/3 the money in gas per month. It feels, actually, pretty roomy inside. I was surprised when we hooked up the car seats and took it for a spin. It's used, so the leather seats it boasted were a bit more affordable. Wow, leather seats make it really easy to twist around and tend to children in the back seat! They also make it pretty comfy for long rides: it's easier to slip and slide your bottom around and get more COMFY! The hatch back makes for a great diaper-changing station.....and the elbow room in the back seat made us suspect we could even fit a 3rd child in there.....should that event come to pass in the d i s t a n t future.
We really hope the gas savings will give us more and more spare change to put into our closing costs, and any upgrades or unforeseen "projects" we might have to do during this home-building process.
Tomorrow Ben & our Adair representative meet the excavator at the lot we picked out. Soon, we will be making an offer, signing papers, and starting to DIG!