Friday, May 27, 2011

Sometimes life is easier as a child.

I think sometimes life is easier as a child. As a child, you have another person to provide all your needs....food, clothing, shelter. Then you grow up. Then you have to provide for yourself and then you get married and you and your spouse provide for each other and the kids...
  And it is hard.
It's especially hard when you are saving up for one minivan to get fixed and the other one breaks (stupid transmissions...) and then you are stuck. You and your spouse have jobs...but no reliable transportation.
So you look in the classifieds...Craigslist is awesome for such things...you find a car in your price range..haha! 500 bucks is about you can afford right now...
You drive out to take a look at the car.
It's a 1981 Ford Fairmont. Straight 6 engine.

Take a look.

So yeah, it's NOT the prettiest car in the world. Everyone else around me is driving cars made in the 90's and 2000's....But I don't have any car payments. And this car will take my husband to work and back...about an hour each way...until we can get one of our minivans fixed.

It will do for now.

Back in the day it was America's best selling model. 
So this might last us 10 years or 6 months...who knows?
But at least it is running in the present and that's all that matters.
So back to my point....you know the point about it is easier to be a kid. You might have problems and worries as a kid but it does not compare to that of an adult.

Once bills like cars. car insurance, groceries, clothing find, GAS, entertainment, work, vacation, GAS, rent enter the picture life sometimes life gets tricky.
But when life gets tricky and stressful, pop in a vitamin B complex and a smile (and some chocolate) and relax and enjoy the adventure. It's not worth stressing yourself out over.

So if you see me on the road and you are a little embarrassed when I *wave* to you from the "yellow submarine" wave back at me...hey, it's a temporary fix. I'll be driving my van soon enough....
Love you peeps!

I'm thinking the side of the car needs a sign. Something like One Cluttered Brain.
Ya think?
and we need to paint it purple.
Then I'd be styling.
Red flames on the side might be nice as well.
Hope you all have a super weekend this weekend. I am going to try have a super weekend as well.
*At least I will be able to drive to the store and get milk with a vehicle.*
:)

7 comments:

Cheeseboy said...

That thing is sweet! You should paint it like a Ghostbusters car.

Brittney said...

hey if it gets u from point a to point b who cares what it looks like. Ive had many "new" cars that didnt last 6 months.. always needing repairs and crap. You are so right life was much easier when we were kids but hey what doesnt kill us only makes us stronger right :)

From Tracie said...

Someone once said that, "we all live in a yellow submarine" hehe. So I think you are in good company!

I would go for a ride with you, and not be embarrassed at all.

If you fancy-fy that car...I expect to see pictures!

singedwingangel said...

I would ride with you in the car. We had one many moons ago that even had a set of extra seats that faced backwards. The boys would fight over who got to sit there, despite the backseat being big enough for all 3. They wanted to see what was beinhind us as they said it back then.

TisforTonya said...

haha - whenever my kids complain about their rough life I tell them to come back in 20 years when they have more to worry about than which birthday party to attend. Dental bills, house payments, etc... yeah, I get a LOT of eye rolling...

Ruth said...

Your car is awesome! I am so glad that you decided against payments. I hope you have a good Memorial Day!

Garden of Egan said...

I don't drive a car from this century.
No car payments rock!

I don't care what people think.

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