Finished two years of military training/bought a new car. This thursday marks the culmination of over two years of military training to become an officer in the CF. I've also been married to Isolde for 2 years and have been with her for a total of 4 months. I've seen my five month old daughter for about one month. I've been on four different bases, six different courses varrying in length from 3 months to 9. I've almost died once, been injured countless times and am overall ready for a vacation. Now I get to go home and immediately go see the personnel selection officer to see if I can change trades and therefore go back to training since I've decided I don't really like the trade I'm in and miss my old one. But that probably won't happen for a while. In other news my poor little Civic SI decided to blow up this weekend. We did our final exercise in the field for two weeks and when I came back the car would roll over but would never catch. Borrowed someone's CAA membership and had it towed to Midas. Turns out the computer was fried. Honda quoted me $800-1000 just for the part. Screw that. I bought the car for 1500. So an army buddy of mine (that's one thing I like about the military: instant family when you need it) and I went out to shop for new cars. We visited about 5-6 different new car sales (including the Honda where I almost drop-kicked the salesman for being such an aggressive prick) and finally decided (with input from Isolde over the phone) on a Nissan Versa SL which fit our budget, has the room for the Wee One and all her kit and actually has a really, really nice interior. I'm not crazy about the exterior but it's a compromise with Isolde and it's practical. It also comes with a crazy load of standard features and is actually surprisingly huge in the interior and easily accomodates my 6'4", 230 lb frame. So I guess I'm pretty happy and now I can pick it up on wednesday and actually go home on thursday. Still... my poor civic. I shall miss her. Just thought I'd throw all that out there. I'm bored. Especially since I'm stuck on base right now and not home with Isolde for the weekend because another guy decided to be a selfish ****** and get a ride with a guy that was originally going my way but then made him go another way... despite the fact that he has his own car. So he gets to go home to see his kids and I don't get to go home to see mine because he didn't want to drive his own car. ****er. I'm having words with him when he gets back. They're not going to be nice ones. P.S. Don't come in here blasting the Versa. I don't care so don't bring me down. In my recent experience someone always has a bad opinion about every car and if I were to listen to everyone I would not be able to buy anything.