This weekend, my mom, aunt, and I were in K-town shopping and my mom's car wouldn't start. Thankfully my MIL had gotten me triple A coverage when I first joined the family so we were able to call for a tow then wait for my dad to come pick us up.
Since Jay & I are a 3 vehicle family (he just couldn't bare to part with the Jeep when he got his work appropriate Durango), I offered to let my mother borrow my car until it got repaired. (The Jeep is a manual transmission & jacked up pretty high so it wasn't practical for her to borrow.)
For the past 3 days, I've driven the Jeep. I'm not an expert on driving a stick, but I can do it well enough to get by. Never would I say I enjoy it.
Also, when I offered my car, I had forgotten that the a/c went out in the Jeep and we'd never bothered to repair it. After all, its just a really expensive toy at this point and who can justify dropping more $$$ into it?
Around here a/c isn't optional in the summer. These last few days have been cooler though, "only" reaching into the high 80s. Still, add the humidity and I'm a sweaty mess by the time I get home.
I got Quinn (my car) back yesterday evening. My mom said she might need it again next week, but for now, he's mine again. No more sweating at red lights willing them to turn green. No more desperate prayers that I won't kill the engine trying to pull out of the driveway.
And for that, I am thankful.
(Also, that I'm blessed enough to have 3 vehicles to help my parents out when they need it.)
Some people might not think so, but I definitely consider trading this (with the top on)
moving up in the world!!