Friday, in a grand "4th times the charm" adventure, Brian drove two hours away and back in a snow storm to procure me a new automobile. It was time. I love my Volvo to pieces and miss it a lot, but it was a '94 and needed about $3500 worth of work to make it viable again. It just wasn't worth it. I'm pretending that my Nadamobile has gone to greener pastures to frolic with all the other much-loved vehicles. I'm not sure that that's not true, so I'm sticking to it. In the meantime, the Malibu and I are learning to like each other.
I was reading the manual on Saturday, trying to learn how to operate the command center and such when I got to a strange entry. It said "Rear Table (Maxx only)." TABLE?! In a hatchback? Surely I would have noticed that by now. Well, I ran right outside and low and behold, there is a table! The rear parcel shelf pulls forward and has a fold down leg that rests near to the latching mechanism for the trunk. I'm far more amused by that than I should be, I suppose, but still. A TABLE!
The CD player has no place to attach an iPod and you can't easily change out the CD player, as that also functions as the command center for the car. So, instead of being sad, I whipped myself up a CD holder for my visor instead, using this tutorial. It's quite a welcome bright spot in the otherwise dark interior of the car. Now, I just have to decide which songs to burn off. I haven't made a mix CD in the longest time and I'm looking forward to the challenge!