This weekend has been … interesting.
On the bright side, my fiance and I got to explore our new hometown (of seven months) and try out some local restaurants. This has been on the to do list forever and it was great to enjoy each other’s company and see what the area has to offer. Yay, date night!
On the other hand … we also found out on our way home from breakfast Saturday that he needs a new car. We’ve had issues on and off, but chalked it up to the car being a 1999. It still runs well and we thought that after the most recent bout of maintenance, we’d be good until the end of the year. Lucky us, the transmission ran low on fluid … again … and we were stuck limping the car home. This is the second time the transmission has given us problems in a week and, because of the age of the car, it makes more sense for us to buy a new vehicle than it does to replace the transmission.
We spent the weekend pricing out new cars and figuring out what we can afford to get. I’m not the most patient person in the world (understatement, cough cough) so out came the Timolino for our dealership tour.
I love this thing so much. I actually brewed tea in this, poured it into my tea canteen, then rebrewed in the Timolino and took both with me. The tea stayed hot for hours, I didn’t have to worry about anything spilling, and I had something tasty to sip on while crunching numbers. My only complaints are that this mug is too small for the cupholders in my car (an anomaly because travel mugs are usually to big for my cupholders) and I really would have preferred an all-stainless steel brewing basket. It’s so convenient that it’s hard to care too much about stuff like that, though. Plus, maybe the cupholders in the new car will fit it better. Hehehehehehehe.
We’re making the trade tomorrow, and I’ll definitely have this little gem along with me!