I'm getting used to my new (to me) van. It's huge but I'm adjusting after having a hatchback!! Driving it is okay, I'm used to the narrow roads, it's parking that's a problem... the car's a beast, it's so wide!!! Already with Mandy i found the parking spaces tight, but this is worse... thank goodness for sliding doors. Seriously, I have about 25 cm on either side!! Needless to say I try to park with an empty space beside me! Oh how I love the spaces at home... when you open the door it is still inside the white line!! Parallel parking isn't as bad as you'd think, provided you can find a space long enough... Yesterday, I was taking Anthony to playschool. It's ideal there to learn to parallel park, lots of big spaces on a quiet street. It's where I retaught myself. I don't think I ever did it once in Antigonish, besides in driver's ed... So anyway, yesterday, I nailed it and I was all proud of myself and Anthony calls from the way back of the van 'YOU WOCKED IT MOMMY!!' teehee
The things I miss most about my old car???
1. she used to gear down for me, I didn't need to brake too much
2. her automatic wipers
3. the keyless entry was on the key, so now I have this big extra heavy thing on my keychain
4. she was purple (well, in certain lighting)
5. I could turn off the front airbag and have Philippe next to me