I finally managed to do it. I finally said goodbye to my friend who has been with me for much of the last nine years or so. I leaned on her during some difficult times and rejoiced with her in the good.
And then I just left her at the dealership for some teenager to buy her as his first car.
Dionne the Neon is no longer calling our garage home. (Although, in complete balls-out honesty, she hasn't spent the last three plus months in the garage since we started working on the cabinets.)
Now we have this new shiny girl:
It was a deal we couldn't pass up.
And now I need to name her. I'm thinking since she's a 2010 and we got married in 2010, I might do something wedding related. Mary? Or Juliet (for Romeo & Juliet, a love story <---- our theme.) Or something completely different?
What do you think oh, wise and generous Internets?