My car is one of my top ten thanksgivings and although I hadn’t planned on expanding any of that list beyond the top five, I thought it would be fun to show you guys how many issues Baby has (I know, what an original car name, right?) and still manages to get her basic job done *almost* every day.
Baby takes me to and from work five days a week, takes me to the grocery store, post office, and library every week, takes us to and from Abilene to visit Den’s family every holiday, totes us and bretheren who don’t have vehicles of their own to church and Bible studies, gives my other baby, Jessie, so much joy when we let her ride in the back seat (especially if we’re going through the drive-thru, her favorite ride), allows me to whisk my Dad off to his doctor appointments and stop by his house each week to divvy up his medicines and pay the bills, takes me off to my own doctor appointments for that matter, to vet appointments (though I can tell you Jessie is NOT thankful for that), takes my nephew and I off on various and sundry adventures (though last time that resulted in us being stranded an hour away from home when she wouldn’t start!), and takes us on most of our stay-cations to places in the surrounding area. She has pretty great gas mileage (*supposedly* 36 mpg highway, though I’m sure it’s not that good any more), which is why we take her everywhere instead of Den’s truck. (The truck’s name is Henry. He’s a Ford. :)) She’s a survivor–takes a lickin’ and keeps on kickin’. She’s had a hard life, but she’s a determined car. And I appreciate her so much! She is a very necessary part of my life.
So here’s my video, presenting my car in all her abused glory with eye bags and wet hair. You know I never have a problem keepin’ it real. Enjoy!
In case you’re wondering, no, my car won’t start if I don’t push the unlock button at the same time. It doesn’t even act like I turned the key unless I push the unlock button simultaneously. And because I’ve been starting it this way for four years, the unlock button now sticks and I have to very gently press the lock button after the car starts (you can see me do this if you watch closely) so that it doesn’t start spazzing out and making unlocking and grinding noises. Craziness!