Today is Sandy's birthday. To celebrate I am making her dinner. On Friday we picked up her birthday present, a new 2007 Dodge Nitro 4x4. It really just happened that our lease on the Jeep Liberty was up next month and we were trying to decide what to do. Get another vehicle from the outside or wait and lease another one through the company.
Last Wednesday was a big celebration at all the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers because Chrysler was now a separate company. I visited a few of the dealers to partake in the celebration and get a free dinner, as well as look at some candidates for our next vehicle. I talked to sales reps and took some literature back for Sandy to look at. Since Thursday is her day off I encouraged her to go to the dealers and take a look, particularly at the Nitro since there were good deals to be had on them.
Sandy didn't seem to be too interested in the Nitro from the brochures. Thursday morning I picked up a phone message from her that said simply "I put down a deposit, Happy Birthday to me." I had to call and find out which vehicle she was talking about and was surprised that it was the Dodge. She said once inside it she liked all the room and the ride. The bright orange will make it easy to find in a parking lot. I like the retro and truck like look as well as the interior. It's really a base model with a few options but it has plenty of room for the dogs. And it has a MP3 player jack which my son really likes.
Saturday morning I got out for an early ride, it was cool enough that I rode with a jacket. it's been a while since I have had to do that but the weather was beautiful and I felt like I had decent legs so the ride was fun, just hitting up some of the local trails around the house. Friday evening I got out after picking up the car. Between the interval workout and the wind it was a tough ride.
Today it's been raining all morning so I don't know if I will get out or not. I have the dinner to make and then I think some friends are coming over for dessert. This week's weather doesn't look too promising either. The next race is this Saturday so I will try to get in some efforts to keep the legs ready.