alhamdulillah, spoke to the wife. she’s at her momma’s house. the trip went well. nothing like she imagined. they played with toys (that i purchased from the dollar store – i got a whole bunch of disposable toys) for the first 8 hours until germany. then they slept for 8 hours until delhi. then they found some kid and called him chachu and played with his iphone until hyderabad. no swine flu issues. they just asked if anyone had a fever. alhamdulillah. now i don’t feel as bad cuz i didn’t drop them off.
also, i’m selling the white civic. yea, i know, it was my “project car”. it was the nostalgic, “i’m 18 again”, car. i put it on craigslist this morning and got like 10 emails already. civics sell fast. even old ones.
i’ll probably get a minivan (gasp!) or a pilot/crv when the family gets back. then i’ll sell the other civic (sniff, sniff) and pick up something that’s AWD/4WD for the god-awful chicago winters. i wish they made AWD civics. mebbe i’ll get a wrangler. then i’ll rename myself “Jimbo Billy-Bob James Mullet III”