When I got home from work this afternoon, before I went to pick Jeff up at the Metro I called my mother to see how she’s doing. After we chatted about some other things, she asked whether I’d heard anything about my car, so I told her about Jay having gotten a Prius just last week, despite only having ordered it two to three weeks earlier. I also noted that I’d spoken to my dealer after that, and had been told that a shipment of 300 (for the entire mid-Atlantic region) was expected soon, but that they didn’t yet know what their specific allocation would be; however, he went on to tell me that someone who ordered a car two weeks before I did was getting his next (meaning this) week, so that he was hopeful I’d be getting one this month.
While I was explaining this to Mom, the call waiting beeped. I looked at the caller ID to see “Alexandria Toyota,” so I told Mom that I’d call her right back. My salesman, Sam, told me that my car–a silver (my first choice), fully-loaded Prius–is on a ship due to dock in New York on February 19, and should be here in Virginia a week or so later, depending on weather and other vagaries. I’ll likely have my new car more or less around the 29th day of February. Keep your fingers crossed.
What a nice ending to what has been a rather rocky week (though with another wonderful high point Wednesday evening, to be sure).
Jeff called a few minutes later to let me know he was a little early at the Metro station so had gone inside to Borders, and I suggested we have dinner at the CPK next to the bookstore. When I got to the mall, I said, “We’re leaving New York on the 16th; guess who’s arriving there on the 19th?” When he answered, “I don’t know… who?” I practically shrieked giddily in reply, “It doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s my Prius!”
Yay! I’m so excited. And now I need to come up with a name for the forthcoming four-wheeled addition to the family.