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Rest In Peace – “Green Machine”

All Smiles Despite Daddy's Misfortune

Last week, the “green machine” (my husband’s beloved teal Honda Civic of 18 years) finally died while pulling into a Wendy’s drive thru. After confirming that the car repairs would cost more than a new vehicle, my hubby reluctantly had his car towed from the nearby service garage to CarMax for a car appraisal.

This car was HIS baby and prior to marriage and kids, HIS pride and joy. His parents gifted him this car for being named one of his high school’s class valedictorians before going away to college at U.C. San Diego. Years later, he would pick me up (on our first date) in this car and squired me all around the Los Angeles and San Diego area. After graduating college and getting engaged, we drove this same car from our home state of California to our new home in Texas. The “green machine” was such a dependable car and weathered Texas’ hail storms, snow, pounding rain, and escalating gas prices. After the birth of our first child, the “green machine” survived many of L’s vomiting aftermaths and temper tantrums.

Believe the hype of  CarMax’s “exceptional quick service”. Within seconds of the tow truck and with us (our two girls included) closely following behind in a separate vehicle, there was a customer service representative waiting to greet us in the parking lot. With only two hours to spare before their closing time of 9 pm, my hubby quickly explained that he wanted his car appraised.  In less than an hour (ample time for us to quickly walk down aisles of their parking lot and for the kids to discover the various vending machines), the salesman provided my hubby a surprisingly pleasing selling price.

We, along with our hungry girls, were pleased with their quick and professional service. It was such a wonderful experience despite the loss of a great car. Rest in Peace – “green machine”. We will miss you!

Death to the "Green Machine"

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  2. Engineering Design 04/24/2012 at 4:27 am

    Just wanna admit that this is very helpful , Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  3. CoolPlaygroundMommy 04/03/2011 at 10:21 am

    Yes, Alfie. It was the same green machine – such great memories! Larry was sad, but it was shortlived after replacing the car 🙂

  4. Alfie 04/03/2011 at 1:35 am

    Awww! Larry must have been sad! Wow! 18 years?!!! I believe you guys picked me up in that car when I went to visit you in San Diego.

  5. CoolPlaygroundMommy 04/01/2011 at 8:31 am

    Cheers to our new car and to the memories of the green machine!

  6. Larry Faria 03/31/2011 at 2:14 pm

    RIP Green Machine. It was a fun 18 years…