Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Goodbye Vomit Van...Hellooooo love on wheels!



Wow!! When the Griffens need something, the powers above take desperate action to ensure that it happens. Let us recap the final moments of our faithful 1997 Dodge Caravan... First of all, this van had NO fancy features, no electric windows, no beeping keychains. Just wheels, an engine, and the CD/MP3 player that was installed to bribe Mom to keep the van a little longer.

Close to the end of it's life, it also had NO brakes and NO struts. As we are always in dire circumstances, I chose to get the brakes fixed (They sounded more important). It only had to last until October. That was a couple of months ago.

Then Macy got the flu and, well, spewed all over the backseat. It was a lovely experience for her squid-eating brother who shares the backseat with her. We cleaned it, we scrubbed it. Come on van...you can do it. You stink, but we neeeeed you.

Then, the AC went out. HUH!? In Georgia? In July? Come on van...we can do it. You stink, and we suffer when we're with you. But, we can do it! Just make it until September.

But, the stench in the previously spewful van was unbearable. I know, we'll leave the windows down every chance we get. Come on van...we can do it. Just make it to South Carolina.

And then, the forces of nature took control. The Griffens are not getting the message. Storms were sent. Amazing rain storms...IN the windows of the spewful, non air-conditioned van. WE slished and we sloshed when we sat in the van the next morning. In a matter of weeks it had desintegrated into a piece of scrap metal with a really nice CD/MP3 player. Come on van...just make it to the dealership across town.

I was emberassed to ask what they'd give us for our trade...not much. But, in the end we ended up with this lovely van. It's unicorns. It's rainbows. It's leather. It's DVD!! Wooo! Hooo!

It is a happy place. As Honda says..."Respect the Van".

1 comment:

erin said...

its gorgeous!!