When Your Car Is More Than Just A Car
Some people are just a little bit crazy about their cars. For some that means keeping it immaculate and in perfect mechanical health at all times. Or maybe it’s a showpiece or status symbol. Maybe it’s a work horse or a giant gas eating toy to pull tractors with or romp in the mud.
2002 Ford Explorer
I’m crazy about my 2002 Ford Explorer. I’ve had her for over 10 years now. She takes me to visit family whether its in the Catskills Mountains, Brooklyn or by the beach. She has spent many a weekend loaded with dog crates, hunting dogs, guns, pheasants and the family during bird hunting season. She has towed our Polaris Sportsman upstate to take my Dad up this impossible, leg muscle breaking hill to his favorite hunting spot up on the ridge. And while her engine wasn’t really built for it, she has hauled the Hubby’s bass boat to the lake.
My Car Is Just Like Me
Her everyday routine usually consists of running around with me and the Dashing Duo: aka Manny and Cami my dogs. I love her because like me, she isn’t afraid to get a little dirty when having fun. She has triumphantly earned most of her scars and for those she hasn’t: lesson learned. She’s may look ordinary, or maybe a bit worse for wear sometimes, but she has a big heart and will take me anywhere I want to go.
OH HELL, GET REAL!
Seriously, it’s a freaking car already. Though some people are a bit much aren’t they??? Or are you one of “them”? I suppose I’m just being a little nostalgic since I actually cleaned my car, inside and out, for the first time since….beats the hell out of me. The Hubby came home while I was squatting in the back vacuuming and immediately felt my forehead to see if I was sick. Cleaning is definitely NOT my thing. And poor Manboy, he doesn’t want anyone to know we’re related after what I did with duct tape on my Explorer. No doubt the Princess will feel the same way. What can I say, this old girl has been a charm for me and I will keep her till the bitter end.
Last summer my back window shattered. The replacement panel was white and I hated it. then Cami chewed up my seat belts and the arm rests during bird season. Might not be as good as new, but I like it better than what it looked like without the duct tape!
Have A Great Weekend!!!