I was on my way home to South Bend, IN a few weeks ago when a funny thing happened.  My car broke down.  It made me speed up the process of finding a new ride.

I jumped in my 2000 Chevy Malibu on a Wednesday night around 6:30pm a few weeks ago.  I was going to be driving to Indiana that night.  Let me rephrase that, I was supposed to be driving to Indiana that night.  My left front strut was busted.  My entire car was resting on the front left tire because of the strut.  Luckily, somehow it happened while I was working instead of on the road in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway, I rented a car and left for Indiana before the crack of dawn on Thursday.  While I was at home, my savvy sister found the exact make and model of a car I was interested in.  She found a 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe in Harrisburg, PA.  I drove there, got the car, dropped off the rental car in Pennsylvania (for an extra fee), and eventually made it back to Albany after stopping by Long Island.

My Boo (Chevy Malibu) was an absolute workhorse.  I drove the wheels off of that car, literally.  She still has a lot of life left though.  I sold my Boo to a friend of mine, so I know she'll be in good hands.

Thankfully, my sister is a good negotiator.  The dealer in Pennsylvania originally wasn't going to hold the car for me until I could make it there on Saturday.  My sis didn't take no for an answer.  She worked her charm / hard-lined tactics to guarantee that the car wouldn't be sold while I was driving nine hours to see it.  The car probably would've been sold if she hadn't done that.  Thank goodness it all worked out or I might still be riding a bike to work.