Punk Rock Parents: Beep Beep Neon

Monday, February 20, 2006

Beep Beep Neon

So we sold the Neon for $300 today. A friend of Joey's came and bought it. See the Neon has been sitting in our driveway since April. On April 4th of last year some freakin idiot pulled out in front of me and a car crash ensued. My poor sweet neon was totaled. (I was also 8 months pregnant at the time.) The damage was not that bad, but because it is a 98 Neon that car itself wasnt worth much and was deemed totaled. I really have hated pulling into my driveway and seeing my car all crashed up. The insurance company would not take it off our hands so it just sits in our driveway. Well today it is going bye-bye. As I write this Joey is cleaning it out. For a few reasons I am upset by this. One: I bought this car brand-new in 1998. It has been with me for many years and it has been very good to me. It has taken me all over. I remember my road trip to Stanford, the many many many trips to San Diego, all the trips to Hollywood for shows, the communting from Camarillo to Santa Barbara, crusing the parking lot at CSUN looking for parking, so many trips and memories. I am sad to see it go. Also because for 5 years I made my car payment. $223 every month for 5 whole years. There were times that those payments were a struggle and I cannot tell you how wonderful it felt to send that last payment and know that I had payed off the car. And now for just $300 its gone out of my life. Its a sad thing.

**Update: Went home for lunch and the Neon was g-o-n-e. I didn't even get to say good-bye!**

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