This past weekend we said goodbye to our Chevy Cavalier. Christopher bought it 7 years ago during my senior year of college, just before we got engaged. He named it Desperaux (and then over the years has renamed it: “Black Bird”, “Black Pearl”, and “Soul Searcher”).
When we got married Desperaux became “our” car. He didn’t have a/c, but he was a great little car and we took several trips in him that first year.
Since that first year we’ve bought three other cars. A Nissan Altima named Bella Grace (which got sold after a year because it kept breaking down on us), a Scion named Apollo, and most recently a Ford named Athena. It is because of our most recent purchase that we decided that it was time to retire the Chevy.
Christopher has had a lot of mixed feelings about selling Black Bird (his most recent name for the Chevy) this weekend. He’s excited to have a/c and heat in his new car, but he and Black Bird have been through a lot over the years. It’s been almost like a badge of pride for him that he is a successful professional who still drives a ’96 Cavalier that cost him less than two grand. But no more. Saturday we said our final goodbyes to Black Bird. (side note: the car sold within 7 hours of being listed on Craigslist – winner winner!) So yes, bittersweet feelings for sure. But mostly sweet. Because let’s be honest – in January it’s great to have a car with heat. 😉