A couple of weeks ago, we bade farewell to our blue breadtruck.
Mae and I got our blue Citroen Berlingo during the Boxing Day of 2002. It was our first car as husband and wife, and after having spent a small fortune getting married and moving in together, it was all we could afford. Before Big Blue, I drove a cool Citroen ZX. It was a wonderful car but it was also falling apart - costing quite a bit to repair. And since no one would take in our ZX, we went back to Citroen who welcomed us with open arms.
Big Blue wasn't a cool car. You'd be forgiven if you thought Mae and I were in the confectionary business. And it wasn't terribly fast too. But it was a fun car and it served us well. We brought home Jesse's baby cot in it. We bought tons of groceries with it. We carried furniture in it. It was a heckuva spacious car that ran on very little gas.
So when we decided to let it go, we let Jesse get in the front seat one last time. He always loved getting in the driver's seat since there was so much to do there. And so he got up front and did his thing - flicking the switches, turning the steering wheel and fiddling with the stereo. Finally, we took him out and explained to him that we'd be selling the car. When he waved bye-bye to the car, it was almost heartbreaking. *sigh*
So yeah, Big Blue is now in the hands of her new owner. Our new ride comes next week. Hopefully.