Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bye Bye Blue Bug!

Is it wrong to love an inanimate object?! Maybe love isn't the right word. But...
A couple of years ago, just before a Major birthday, I took a big leap and decided to mark the upcoming event by buying a VW New Beetle. I had a good reliable car that was almost paid off but I hated driving it!
It wasn't big enough to get anything into it and it wasn't any FUN!
So on the particular day, after a sad stressful day at work, I bought the Bug.
It was blue of course, because, well you know why...because of BLUE! I loved driving that car! With the sunroof open and the wind blowing in our hair! Blue would lean back and stick his nose out of the top (most dogs use a window, but not him) and feel the breeze on his face. When the top was closed, he would have to hunch up a bit, but he sat in the passenger seat like a person. I even got a bumper sticker that read "No, He's NOT a Pony, he's a Great Dane Mix"  because so many people would pull up next to us and yell "What kind a DOG is THAT!" or sometimes "Hey, You need a Bigger Car".
Then on days when I went to Estate sales, I had people helping me WEDGE everything from a couch to a potting bench into the back. Yeah, it did kinda hang out but I would hang little "flags" and bungee it up tight and drive REAL slow. But to be honest..it was a drag in the winter, it was so low to the ground. And then if anything went wrong with it, well none of the local mechanics had the proper tools and it was SO expensive to get repaired. Sigh.....
Then a couple of days ago it started doing this thing like it wasn't in gear and shifting, and it's Not a manual stick! It's an automatic!!!  I was told it was the transmission which means $$$$$$$, like maybe 3 thousand of them! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
SO! Good-bye little Bug! It was fun while it lasted!
I traded it in for a..... Minivan! I can't believe I'm driving a VAN! (Not that there's anything wrong with a van, but...) Anyway, it's White! Like....Blue!
And Hey!  I can get him and the WHOLE gang into it and my Estate Sale and thrift store finds.
(Well maybe, if I can afford anything now!)

8 comments:

yoborobo said...

I LOVED my white minivan, Cindi. I could put everything in there. It died on the way home from Disney World - LOL! I literally had to drive it to a Carmax and pick something that would fit all 6 of us and all ours stuff. We ended up with a used Tahoe, which I love, too, but of course, the gas $$ are worse. Yours is cute! Lots of room for doggies and treasures! Congrats! xo Pam

oldblackcatboo said...

Thanks Pam!
Now I'm worried about parallel parking! I used to do it in like TWO seconds! Whip in and out! Now I'll be back and forth and back and forth...........LOL!

sassypackrat said...

You'll be doing lots of estate sales I think now. I'm sure Blue will be happy to have a bit of room to strech out in too. I don't have a van but an 8 passenger SUV which I think of as my van and I adore for the room. I can fit almost anything in the back and have!

JUNKER JANE said...

Ahhh, so sorry that you had to get rid of your blue bug....and haha at minivan....I drive one too, lol, but since i am not big on cars i don't care that they are made fun of....if i didn't have kids i'd still drive a big "uncool" car to go junking in, because junking is cool, LOL

JUNKER JANE said...

Oh! Plus I forgot to mention i love your painted fence in the background!! :)

ODD imagination said...

Oh dear - I truly love the Bug, it's an insatiable crush for me I must say, BUT for the way I live, I would truly LOVE, LOVE the minivan. What room for hauling grandkids and groceries and fresh veggies from the farm, and, and...! :o)

Flora said...

AHAHAHA!!!! I LOVE this post!!!!
And congrats on your new car, uh I mean minivan!!!
blessings,flora

oldblackcatboo said...

Thanks Everyone! It helps to know that all you COOL people like the minivan.....