Monday, March 28, 2011

So long to a loved one

Oh my goodness.

Sad day in the Ruby household.

We just said goodbye to a loved one whom is very near and dear to our hearts.

The Prius.

It seriously came out of nowhere.

A few days ago, Mr. Ruby informed me that he was thinking of trading in his prized possession for another. I just about fell right off the couch (and of course didn't believe him).

Now, for those of you who do not know my sweet husband, this was earth-shattering news. The Prius had kinda, sorta become his identity. We all teased him relentlessly when he first bought the Prius. It looked like a spaceship, had a little "nub" for a stick shift , and didn't make a sound when you turned it on. I think he may have been 1 of 3 people in the whole state of Rhode Island who drove a Prius. But that thing was his pride and joy.

So, needless to say, when we were chatting the other evening about potentially selling the Prius, I figured it was just a random thought and he would move on.

But then I got a phone call. Just a few minutes ago.

"I did it. No more Prius," said this little sullen voice on the other end. :(

I can't believe he actually went through with it.

Apparently, the Prius is such a highly sought after car because of gas prices, that they basically gave us what we paid for it brand new 2 years ago. He traded it in for another solid, reliable car, and we were able to pay off our other loan. This means no more car payments!!!

But man, oh man. Sad day. I hope the next owner fully appreciates the sweet little Pri-Pri.

She's gonna be missed.

Happy day, just 2 short years ago.


The Shabby Princess said...

Awhhh, I hope the new family takes good care of the Prius! And um, YAY for no car payment!

Leigh said...

Aw, sad day for your husband but no car payments are sure nice!

Life in vet school said...

Oh my god, I thought something happened to one of your dogs!!!!!!!! I'm so happy it's just the car!

That's awesome that you got back what you paid for it -- what an incredible deal!

Meghan said...

I love the Prius! I would feel the same way if I sold my current car:)

Zac Green said...

Gabe if you got a gas guzzler.... Slap you in the face!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw! That's so sad that he sold it! I remember that post when he got it and he was super happy! That's great about having the loan paid off though!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Yea for no more car payments!!