Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Bye Bye Blue Bug!
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!
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.