A SAD GOODBYE: Farewell, my sweet Anouk. We’ve been through so much together. You tolerated my loud music, frequent one-song rotation, and my off-key singing. I still loved you despite the squeaky breaks, the difficult key entry (until a new key made), and little odd noises during inconvenient times. You will be missed.
A NEW BEGINNING: Welcome to the family, Lana. On Saturday, April 13, at 3:56 p.m., Charlie and I welcomed a 2013 Mazda3 — a sleek silver four-door sports sedan with a skyactive engine. With intentions on just test driving a Mazda3, Charlie and I found ourselves signing paperwork to own one, saying goodbye to Anouk, and driving off the dealership lot with Lana.