was purchased on Monday afternoon, and looks exactly like this:
Well, kind off. Without the customisation. But with blue stripes. It’s like this one:
but not as clean and shiny. It seats 8, has a 4.3l engine (!!!!) and it’s automatic. So, I’ve never driven an automatic and I’m in the horrors about driving on the wrong side of the road. We went out last night for our first family outing. The atmosphere was tense, and I turned into the backseat driver from hell. “Keep right, keep right, why are you in this lane, keep right, watch that car, the lights are red, oh no, sorry, ours are green, keep on the right, how do we turn left?, don’t hit that parked car, keep on the right”. I fell out of the van at the first stop, forgetting I needed to climb up steps into it. I fell in a very graceful and elegant manner, but still, a bit embarrassing.
We trundled into the sports centre and registered the three boys for soccer, then headed to the library, which opens till 9pm. Unbelievable. We had acquired an extra body, Jay, who had travelled to Saskatoon on Friday night to start work with Michael next Monday. He’s 22, from Waterford, and the boys are suffering from a serious case of hero-worship. Unfortunately, he supports Manchester United, but as my sons are all traitors and turncoats, they also support that team, so they hung on his every word and dragged him all over the soccer centre. The bus was completely full once we picked him up, so we were like the Brady Bunch travelling around, with me muttering my commentary and the kids all yelling questions at Jay. Rebecca was sitting beside him, singing “It’s raining, it’s pouring….” over and over again, and Michael was trying to work out the lights, the wipers, the heater…..I think Jay was really pleased that we had invited him along on our trip. He’s a sweetie.
This picture was taken in Kinsmen Park on Monday, which was Labour Day here. Scott and Jenna, our landlords, had taken us all there in two cars, then Jenna and I abandoned the men and the kids, and went shopping for the last of the school supplies.