Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

New car! Shiny!

I collected the shiny new[*] Skoda Yeti and drove it the very short distance home. I am now mentally exhausted after agreeing the price, doing the paperwork for change of ownership, changing the insurance, and paying the vehicle tax.

I now have to learn where everything is. I've managed to adjust the wing mirrors, work out how to open the cover to access the filler cap, and briefly got the tailgate stuck shut because I hadn't closed it firmly enough. Eventually I worked out that leaning on it while pressing the zapper might do the trick, and it did.

Still to work out: How to unlock the rear doors (child-proof lock which is currently also Helen proof), how to use the radio and a myriad of other things that I will take one at a time.

Next step is to fill it with diesel and take it for a little outing tomorrow while the weather is fine to get used to it before driving to Llanberis on Saturday to meet old friends.

[*] New to me, it's actually 5 years old.

  • Last sunny day for a while

    I woke up today feeling very grumpy. Reading Twitter made me even grumpier but spending an hour strimming all the grass in the back garden seems to…

  • Diving into the waves

    30/52 for the group 2021 Weekly Alphabet Challenge This week's theme was: D is for Diver I went to the seaside yesterday and saw people swimming…

  • A walk in the woods

    I want to film a video at a nearby seaside place, but the tide wasn't cooperating so instead G took me on a walk through a wood I hadn't visited…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded