The cold is passing, but I still have a raspy "Bonnie Tyler" voice. I guess this round of colds is running a muck, though. It seems everyone has it. I'm beginning to feel fluffy, though, with no RU workouts or running this week. I know everything will go back to normal in a week or two.
On Christmas day my son was in a car accident. Don't worry, no one was hurt, just damage to the car. He was driving in a residential area of Ocean Beach and the police were responding to a domestic disturbance, but did not have their lights or sirens on. My son had the right-of-way and was already in the intersection. The police did not check for traffic and drove through the stop sign, hit the car my son was driving, spun it out, then hit a house. The police were at fault, but it has been a pain dealing with the city of San Diego, insurance, and being a car short. The car my son was in was a 2001 Volvo S80, which I called "The Tank" because it was so friggin' heavy and had lousy gas mileage. Not my favorite car, but safe for my son and all of his amps, instruments and PA gear (he's a musician.) The car was drivable, but it cost more to fix it than it was worth. This couldn't have come at a worse time for many reasons, and public transportation isn't the best here.
I went car shopping yesterday, but not before I researched several vehicles. I went out and test drove several cars. I wanted to get a pre-owned economy car, but the makes and models I wanted to see were sold out or had high miles. I called a few dealerships to see if they had what I was looking for, which was a Honda Fit, receiving outstanding reviews for a car in it's class. I happened to find only one place in town that just received three 2010 Honda Fit yesterday, with the protective plastic wrap still on everything. It had about two miles on it when we went to test drive it. I wasn't looking for a new one, but they had exactly what we were looking for, and well under our budget. Michael was hoping for a few more extras on this car, but we purchased the basic model, with just about no frills on it. We may add a couple of things later that will be more of a convenience, and the car will most likely end up going to my daughter. I just get to drive it first. Of course, today they've just posted a recall on it, but for the electric window button. Ah well. For a smaller economy car it drives quite well and feels really solid, unlike a few other economy cars I test drove, and the great gas mileage is a plus.
By the way, my son will most likely be driving the old Ford Explorer that my daughter now uses.
Tomorrow the track club is meeting at Carlsbad. I'll probably hang with the back of the pack, depending on how I feel and, perhaps, walk/run. I'm still a bit draggy, but I feel like I need some fresh air or something.
Piano and I - Alicia Keys
Edit - The recall turned out to be on the 2008 and 2009 Honda Fit, not the 2010 model. Yay.