COFFEE TALK 02.16.20 ☕️

Good morning! This will be a much shorter Coffee Talk than the past few weeks. I don’t have nearly as much to share, and I’ve also been puttering around this morning and left myself with only about 30 minutes to write this post!

Our week started out with picking up Caroline’s car that we bought last weekend. Funny, that seems like a month ago, rather than this past Monday.

She’s thrilled to have her own set of wheels, and I’m thrilled that she’s no longer tooling around in my MDX, so it’s a win-win!

A few of you asked what we got for her. After driving a couple Civics, an Impreza, a Prius, a Corolla, and a couple of Jettas, we decided on a 2016 Jetta.

I was Team Civic, and that was her second choice, but she really loved the interior of the Jetta — Paul has a GTI, so it was familiar to her.

What tipped the scale was finding a 2016 Jetta in practically brand-new condition and at a really great price. It doesn’t have any upgrades, and it had been on the lot for a while, so the price was lower than any of the other options we were considering.

We weren’t planning to get her anything that new, but when we found this one, we couldn’t turn it down. We drove several much older cars with way more miles that were going for the same price. Oh, and this one was even certified by VW!

It also happens to be red, so it’s a really sweet car for a teenage girl, and she’s delighted. I believe I promised a picture…

She’s been loving the extra freedom, and it came in super handy on Friday when I needed to drop my own car off at the shop and pick it up later in the day.

Usually we have to work those trips around Paul’s work schedule, but she was able to take me both ways when it suited my schedule, which was really convenient. Having a teenage driver in the house certainly has its perks!

In other news, our kitchen reno project is finally going to start moving again this week.

The new cabinet that’s replacing the desk in the kitchen comes in on Tuesday, and my new counters get installed on Thursday. Then the painters come next Monday to start working on the cabinets! To say I’m excited is a vast understatement.

I’ve picked out handles for the cabinets, which we need to order ASAP. The painters are going to install them for us before rehanging my cabinet doors (they will be painted off-site) so I need to have them by next week.

We also picked out our backsplash, which is scheduled to go in the week after the painting is done, so it will be a whirlwind few weeks. The next thing I know, it will be March, and my kitchen will be brand-spanking new!

Later in March, Caroline and I are flying to Boston to attend my cousin’s bridal shower, so that’s something else to look forward to. I got those tickets squared away yesterday, so that’s one more thing I can check off my to-do list.

And that’s about all I’ve got! I’m off to get ready for church.

We’re going to pick up David afterwards and go down to visit with my in-laws this afternoon, so that will be fun. I haven’t seen them since the holidays.

Have a relaxing and blessed Sunday!