Here's where I toss out my words - like words in the wind. Sometimes putting stuff out on the internet can feel like that. Hope you can catch the breeze once in awhile.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Snow fun

We have snow. Lots of snow. Snow on the ground, snow on the tree branches, snow on my new car/van/suv. Don't quite know what to call it yet but now that all the snow is here I'm glad I got my Subaru Forester. I drove our '92 mini van for mini, mini years determined to eke out every kilometre I could. It got to be a point of honour. When I drove somewhere in the dear vehicle people would frown and say, "you still driving that thing?" I was determined, just out of orneriness to drive it till it quit. But then the snow came and the ice and the snow and the rain and the ice. Oh yes, and snow. I got stuck on my yard on a level spot. So I decided that pride goeth before me hitting the ditch and so I ditched my faithful mini van and bought the Subaru. So far, I love it, though I have to confess I felt a little tug of dislolyalty when I emptied out the glove box from the mini van and took my iPod charger, my phone charger, my sunglasses and my spare toque and mitts and put them in the Subaru. Now the van is parked in the 'vehicles waiting to be sold' part of our yard, joining my son's truck which is also there. I have to drive past the van every time I haul firewood to the house and I'm convinced it's looking very sad. It needs a new home. A place where someone will appreciate it's years of faithful service. So if you're interested in a '92 Chev mini van with 280,000 kilometres on it, no rust, no dents, good inside, few cracks on the windshield and lots of stories to tell if you only take the time to listen . . . . let me know.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you got the Subaru. We'll have to take it four-by-fouring on our next trip to the Palisades!
Michelle B

Anonymous said...

Oh, the snow! I live in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA) and the snow seems to be getting more scarce. When I was a kid I remember having snow in the winter, but over the last 10-15 years, it seems to have disappeared. All week it has been in the 70's. It just doesn't seem like the end of November. We bought a sign and hung it over our porch for the holidays. It says, "Let it Snow!"

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Anonymous said...

ummmm... that van is a DODGE... NOT a chev... but good try to scam it off as a chev and not a dodge.. tricky trickster!!!

Carolyne Aarsen said...

Hey Fern, smart aleck Dodge/Chrysler dealership worker! I stand corrected.