You Own My Dream Car

I am coming up on the 10th year anniversary of owning my car, and in “honor” of that occasion, I am giving you a list of the depreciation that has occurred over those 10 years. (I am really hoping that God reads my blog, and either bestows a newer car upon me free of charge, or magically spiffs up my old one. Either one’s fine with me.) If any of you are unhappy with your current mode of transportation, allow me to make you appreciate your vehicle as it should be appreciated.

My car:

-1990 Toyota Corolla (I bought it used in April of 1999 with 34k miles on it, now has 140,661)

-No air conditioning (for 3-4 years now)

-No fan to blow heat or air even if the air compressor would cool air. (for the last 2-3 years)

-Vents are all messed up, some of them won’t open all the way, some of them won’t close.

-Windshield wiper fluid bottle broke off.

-Broken drink holders.

-Driver side window wouldn’t roll up all the way, and now the handle is completely broken off.

-Passenger side window handle is broken.

-Hood prop broken off completely, have to manually prop it open now.

-The ceiling fabric has come completely unglued and is only attached around the edges.

-Interior light is now useless because the fabric falls below it and blocks all of the light.

-Cracked dashboard.

-Big dent on driver side door (in addition to numerous other scratches and dents all over).

-Brake light casing broken.

-Handle on glove box is gone.

-Passenger side black rubber detail stripe came off (just on the front door).

-Passenger side inside door handle was broken,  but Josh fixed that a while back.

Now, it still runs- but thanks only to the fact that I have replaced both the engine and the transmission within the last 5 years.

Don’t get me wrong, I really love my car. And at least I do have one! I just thought I could bring a bit of thanksgiving into your life, kinda like when you see that mangled person at Wal-mart and you remember to thank God for giving you a nice face and all of your limbs.


How True

I saw this on a friend’s MySpace. Whoever came up with this definitely knows cool when they see it.


Lesson in Dentures

My Granny visited this past week and she always has numerous old and new stories to tell, most of which I enjoy (some that I have heard 12 times are getting a little tiresome- you understand). But this time she told me one that I would like to tell you and hopefully make it as entertaining as it did when she told it to me.
~It was years ago before my Papa died, and they had each been wearing their current dentures for quite a while. There was nothing wrong with the ones they had, but they felt like it was about time that they treat themselves with a new pair each. Since the place they usually got denture work was quite a drive down the road, they decided to make a weekend of it and visit relatives after they’d gotten their much coveted, but not needed, new teeth. As soon as they got to the car with their newly fitted pairs of dentures, they promptly popped them in and found a fast food restaurant to eat at so they could give their new teeth a test run. After they sat down to eat, it didn’t take long for them to realize that it was going to take some time and effort to adjust to the new teeth. They were both having such a hard time eating their food that they decided that they’d put their old ones in to finish this meal and just try the new pairs again later. Papa put the new teeth in the glove box and they wore their old teeth for the remainder of the drive to where they were staying for the weekend. Not wanting to go through the hassle of getting used to the feel of new teeth while trying to have fun visiting relatives, they decided to just leave them in the glove box and try them again when they got home. After getting home from the long, pleasant but hot weekend, they unpacked the car and then remembered that their new teeth were still in the glove box. Papa retrieved the beautiful frivolously-bought new dentures – only to find that they had melted completely out of shape!

Moral to this story is: Don’t spend money on something new when what you already have works just fine!~