Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Changing Cars

We recently had to let go of our BMW 328xi coupe and exchange it for a bigger car. I was having a hard time with it coz it's too low and small and you can't really fit a baby in the back of a sports car so... My husband's not really happy letting go of this car but practicality wins.
So now we have a 2012 Honda CR-V. Looks exactly like the one in the picture below. It doesn't drive like a BMW but it's a great car so far. Definitely much more comfortable for us now that we're a growing family. We got it in the color "urban titanium metallic" which really is sorta brownish. My only requirement was safety and reliability, leather seats and bigger cargo space, so this was good enough. My husband wanted an AWD with better gas mileage. I talked him out of buying a luxury car because they're so high maintenance.
We're gonna do a long drive this weekend for camping (around 500 miles back and forth, maybe more). So relieved that we have much more space now for the things we need to bring.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Locksmith Experience

Last night our friends decided to hang out at our place after having a really long dinner at a pho place near our house. Unfortunately, a friend of mine accidentally locked her keys and her 1-year old baby boy in the car. What an agonizing 15 minutes that was waiting for a locksmith while the baby was crying strapped in his car seat! So traumatic! Finally the guy came and asked my friend where she thought her keys were. She was in panic mode at that time and didn't remember so she said, "I don't care about the keys! Just get my baby out!!!"

After a really long 10 minutes of trying to open the car through the trunk (apparently the later edition Hondas have advanced security systems that disable a car completely if someone tries to break in and steal it) the guy finally fished out the keys from my friend's bag in the front seat. Thank goodness it was a tote with no zippers! So we finally realized that was why the locksmith's first question was "Where are the car keys?" In less than a minute baby was reunited with mommy and everyone exhaled sighs of relief and tears of joy. And the locksmith charged us $180 for his services.

Lesson learned: Accidents happen so I'm gonna give my parents a set of house keys and car keys just in case since they only live a few blocks away. It's less expensive that way :)