July 01, 2010

I < 3 Quinn

Today Lynn of Spiritually Unequal marriage is hosting Thankful Thursday and I decided to join in.  My thankfulness this week is one of those "you never know what you've got until its gone" moments.

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)

For this...

moving up in the world!!


  1. We are a three car family, almost a four car family at the moment. We bought a Saturn for Daughter to learn to drive and for Foxy to use if the Caddy dies. Now, someone at church is giving him a Ford Ranger and he and Son are diligently working on it so that he can have that. Truly sometimes all that has already been blessings.

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  3. I personally *love* a stick shift. It's what I learned on. I didn't get my first automatic until I had been driving for over 10 years. But the lack of a/c would definitely be a deal breaker. Glad you were able to help your parents out.

  4. If i ever come to visit, I so want a ride in that monster jeep!

    But yes I agree I'm itching to get an SUV and would love to have to put a carseat in the back!

  5. I would be one of the ones who would **love** to have a jeep! My bestest had one and beach trips were always made in that thing! My current car is stick, so it's not a huge deal for me.

  6. we are a 3 car family too but nothing we have is loanable :( so GO you for having something you can feel comfortable to loan out!!

  7. Yay for having a spare to loan out! I'm glad you've got your a/c back, though! I can't imagine going without it in the heat & humidity!

  8. Great thankful post! I would trade too - especially because of the AC part!


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