January 3, 2009

I Always Wanted To Be Like The Dukes Of Hazard



We have two paid-for cars. And for that I am very grateful. But paid-for usually means older and older usually means with quirks and THAT usually is a nice way of saying "problems that cost money."

And money doesn't grow on any of the trees in my yard.

So when the driver door on our Volvo began making horribly loud popping noises we just learned how to apply the right amount of pressure when opening it so nobody could hear the noises. But when it popped it's last and refused to even open, locking my husband into the driver seat, I figured I had two options...
  1. Sell one of my children to pay for it or...
  2. Look at it as an opportunity to live out my dreams of being Daisy Duke and enter and exit through the window.

I chose the later.

14 comments:

Gypsy Trader said...

Where's the picture ?

TAMI said...

Oh - to live the dream!!!

Terri and Bob said...

Well, Miss Daisy Duke, did you remember to wear your short shorts?

Janelle said...

That show used to be my absolute favorite! I still catch re-runs every now and then. I'll even admit that I owned John Schneider's album ("It's now or never...come hold me tight...." and "Drinkin' whiskey from a Dixie cup and lyin' to each other till long past sun up...") Ok, should I really still remember those songs??????

Sarah @ this Beautiful Mess said...

I bet you are one smokin' Daisy!

Hadias said...

Our car is paid for as in old with problems. Neither the driver nor passenger window will roll down (automatic windows. It's a mini van with sliding doors on both sides only one side opens now. It kind of makes me wish for the simpler days of manual wind up windows.

andysbethy said...

That is awesome! I appreciate the positive attitude - it is totally what I needed to hear tonight, so thanks!
Have fun, and be sure to slide across the hood at least once... just to make the fantasy complete!

Maria said...

all our cars are old and paid for...all have quirks...it's kind of funny sometimes...I used to love the Dukes show too..now though, not so much....

Andrea said...

Haha : )
Thanks for the laugh!!

~Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

I want to see the picture of you climbing out the window!!

Heather of the EO said...

Just as long as you don't wear the Daisy Duke shorts, you'll be fine.

justjuls said...

I can so relate! We had a Toyota Previa van in WV before we moved - and the driver's door handle broke off from the inside. No big deal - we decided we'd just roll down the window and open it from the outside... until the day that handle fell off in my husband's hand. He could not figure out how to fix it - and we couldn't afford to take it anywhere. So - both front seat passengers had to exit through the passenger side door. Then one day I was dropping off a boy in our youth group at home - and he was exiting the side sliding door and it came off in-his-hands. He said "Miss Julie I didn't mean to!" It was so funny. One of my kids had to hold the door till we got home - on mountain roads - and I drove very carefully around the curves. My husband had to secure it on the track but it could not be opened. So, the whole family had to exit the front passenger door - looking like a clown car - for almost a year! ha ha - so when I say I can relate - I mean it. And believe me - I looked more like a chicken with ruffled feathers than Daisy Duke when I got out!

Marsha Marsha Marsha said...

LOL! I used to love the Dukes of Hazzard. I was a fan of Luke myself- always going for the nonpretty boy. I wonder if that's why I like archery- remember how he'd shoot things with his bow? Good times, good times...

Sorry about your auto. I'm sure this doesn't make you feel any better but my dad used to have an old army car that had the bumper tied on. When that thing finally fell OFF, the car actually looked much BETTER! LOL How sad is that?

Tammy K. said...

We drive two older paid for cars too! Our oldest son (17) just bought his first paid for older car this last weekend. Today the key got stuck in the ignition (he did not get it all the way into park) and DH got it out. He is just carrying on the tradition!

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