Our spare vehicle is a 1973 Chevy pickup that is most reliable taking the trash to the dump and hauling wood.
We weren't especially comfortable with the boys driving it longer distances to classes or ball practices/tournaments. So, I was usually left home without a vehicle while one of them took the van. Poor me! ;)
Nathan will be a senior this year and has been talking about getting a car for probably 2 years now. But he began looking, realistically, about 6 months ago.
Last Friday, he purchased his first car - on Kedesh's 4th bday. He laughed and told her he bought her a car for her birthday. She might actually think it's hers - lol!
Pretty proud of this guy for working hard, saving his money, and being patient. I admit, it was pretty surreal watching Nathan hand over his money to the seller.
He wanted something different. Anyone who knows Nathan wouldn't expect him to get any type of car that a "normal" 17 yr. old might purchase.
But, when Nathan saw the Jaguar on Craigslist, I scoffed. His daddy, on the other hand, encouraged him to check into it. Go figure!
And, the rest is history.
His brothers and sisters had to check it out the first chance they got...
Then, we had a little photo session with just Nathan. He was pretty excited, can you tell?
Nathan, of course, had to clean the car inside and outside - every nook and cranny.
To do this, he enlisted the help of a couple of his siblings, who were gracious enough to help...
And, he ended up waxing it "until the cows came home!"
It's been quite a week getting all the paperwork completed at the local DMV (Boy, could I write a post about THAT experience...but I'm trying to keep this upbeat!)
Registration and property taxes are paid, tags are on, extra keys have been cut, and the new title with his name on it came in the mail today...and, just like that, my firstborn owns his FIRST CAR - TITLE IN HAND!