20 Sep 2013

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1. For me coming back from a nice holiday, needs some days of adjustment. Therefore I spent the whole morning in company of around 800 pictures to be sort out, I also was late in comments, catching up on my friend's blogs, and was deeply sunken in holiday memories. Fortunately there was nothing to do in the household and my laundry could wait. But I didn't forget my Monday's aqua gym and it was nice to see my whole group again after two months of school holidays ! For me school holidays are a plague, every activity is closed, apparently we are still considered as students, although we are on holidays the whole year !

2. During our journey down to the Lake of Geneva, I drove Dominique's new car, a Toyota Yaris Hybride. It was as comfortable as mine, but had the advantage to consume not even half of petrol (gaz) as a "normal" car. Under 50 to 60 km/h (37 miles) it only consumes electricity which costs nothing and only on the highways it switched to petrol mode loading the electricity battery at the same time. As petrol is very expensive in Europe we did a real bargain with this car ! Decision taken, I want one !

3. After some shopping I went to Toyota and asked for an estimate price for the same car. With that I came home and surprised Mr. G. His car is meanwhile 10 years old and starts to need more and more repairs, as all older person do. As I had done all the job, Mr. G. was delighted agreed immediately so I took an appointment with Toyota.



and that's how it looks. Mr. G. inherits my Opel Corsa which is only 4 years old, as I drive more then him.

I also mowed the lawn, the dishwasher did its job while blogging,thanks to Oscar the lawn mower robot. Happy modern life !

4. We asked Dominique to come over to compare the price of what she had payed and we had been offered, discussed insurance and taxes and above all the consumption of petrol. For around 2000 km (1243 miles)  we only payed half of the petrol price of a "normal" car, thanks to the electric system.

5. My painting class had started too, and there was a lot to tell ! But the highlight of the day was at 3 pm when we had an appointment with the Toyota salesman and it's done !! I am now the proud owner of a new car at beginning of October ! I am so happy that I could jump to the ceiling, but I am afraid I would make a hole and then need somebody to repair it !


14 comments:

Linens and Royals said...

I think I need to borrow your 'Oscar', my lawn mowing man has just quit.
Love your new car, not sure that type of car is very popular here yet.

Reader Wil said...

Oh dear! You are a busy woman! Thanks for your visit on my blog. I have been in both jungles: the natural one and the human jungle (during the war). I prefer the natural jungle! Have a great day after this busy week.
Wil, ABCW Team

gracie1961 said...

congratulations for your new car!

Faith said...

Congrats on the new car!! Around here inNew York State, the school summer break is one in which there are sooooo many things to do and places open. We rely a lot on tourism in the Adirondack mountains and people from all over the world come to camp and hike here. I'm sad summer is over because time andi have to go back to work. HAHA but I do love the autumn weather

Susanne said...

LOL. Your enthusiasm for your new car is awesome. Happy driving. I find it hard to get back to life after vacation, too. I need a vacation to recuperate from my vacation.

Mara said...

Congratulations on your new car! My car is 17 and a bit and it will probably need replacing sometime in the new year. But there are a lot of other things I need as well, so it will have to wait! Just for a while longer.

barbarah said...

I'm glad some of your activities are starting up again after the break. That's so odd that everything shuts down during school holidays.

Congratulations on the new car!

jennyfreckles said...

Whoo, that's a nice way to cheer yourself up after the end of your holiday. I'm about to go away myself but I don't think I'll be treating myself afterwards. I'm treating myself just going away!

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

You've had a busy -- and productive -- week!

Have a great week ahead.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A new car is so exciting! Congratulations....

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. new car, and a holiday .. well that's wonderful .. and I know Oscar sounds pretty amazing.

So pleased you're getting everything sorted .. happy driving days come October!

Cheers Hilary

Willow said...

Well, congratulations on the purchase of your new ELECTRIC Toyota! I'm sure you will love it!

Sandra Carlier said...

Happy girl you are with the new hybrid car!!!! Bravo!

Maribeth said...

I am just beginning to feel better after nearly two weeks of Bronchitis.
We also are looking to get a new car. I think I have convinced Hubby to get a hybrid. Mandy has the Toyota Camry Hybrid and she loves it. It is very comfortable to ride in.
Sorry I have not been around too much. I am just starting to read old posts!