I left work early, took the light rail to Beaverton, got to the dealership I went to last Saturday, wrote the largest check in my life (using funds left to me by my Grandma Dorothy), filled the appropriate paperwork and asked the appropriate questions, and...IT'S MINE!
It's a 1998 Honda Civic Coupe, black and sleeker than my previous cars. It drives well. It has air conditioning (something that stopped working in my Accord about a year after I bought it, and I lived without it) and heat.
And it's mine. Mine mine mine mine mine mine!