Love a man…learn to love cars (or tires)

Posted on July 5, 2010. Filed under: Me, Myself, and I, What he said | Tags: , , , |

The big event today was getting new tires for the LR3…it all started with Craig’s List. While unloading his old weights. TB came across some rover tires and rims…from the minute he talked about the post he saw I knew we would be the proud owners of new tires. The history is- the tires he currently have don’t hold air…he took them back 3 times to get them fixed with no luck and so now requires them to be refilled at least twice a month. Annoying.

Anyway we made a trip out and saw the tires…he made the deal and then pick-up was set for an hour later. The afternoon was then spent washing the rims and changing out the tires. Worked out well as I had lots of court prep to do..but that is a different story. I must admit I continue to be impressed with his mechanical ability…..and the new tires look great and the car rides really well. Fortunately we have some good friend testosterone down the street that could share in the joy of new tires.

Now if only the valve caps we just got at the auto store (TB’s candy store) had worked so he didn’t have to make one more trip back this evening…I think he was enjoying all the car fun till that point 😦 and even I wasn’t game for a second round to the auto parts store and started to enjoy my relaxation time on the couch.

I never thought twice about cars…and especially not wheels, tires, or rims…but how can I not share in the excitement with him. He makes it fun…he wants to share it with me. So as he shares on how after driving 20 miles you need to torque the tires again and how loose some of the nuts were I smile. He is a man, full of that testosterone, he loves his cars, and I love him and as such love his cars too!

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Chicks dig cars

Posted on May 25, 2010. Filed under: What she said | Tags: , |

This morning we reversed schedule a bit and got dressed and ready for school first. Usually the first words I hear in the morning are “I am hungry, can you make me breakfast”. So after we were both all ready for the day I said how about we go out for breakfast. Of course she said yes and in the same breath “how about Starbucks?”. My fellow mocha junkie (a kids chocolate milk version for her)  and I headed to Starbucks. Of course there was a super long line this morning filled with a bunch of yapping teenage girls, but that would be a different post. After enjoying our breakfast and iced coffees we headed back to the car.

As I am opening the door Maddie starts yelling “Mommy look, look, look”. Now maybe the coffee hadn’t started working yet, but I was expecting her to be pointing to a friend from school or the neighborhood or maybe a dog. Nope I should have know better. Maddie is super excited to see a Porsche Boxster rolling by…and not just any Porsche but a white one with blue stripes. Oh that made her morning. As we calmed down and proceeded to get into our car, Maddie starts talking about how fast she bet that car goes. “Mommy, I bet it goes over a 100, it was a super fast car. I just love super fast cars” Yes, thanks Todd, she will someday be the cool girl who loves cars just as much as the boys.

As we continue to school and of course talking about cars. I tell her about the fun little drive that we took this weekend up into the mountains on the twisties. Mistake. Immediately she whines, you never let me go on the fun rides. Guess we will be taking a repeat drive very soon.  And I have flashbacks of her first drive where she sat in the back yelling “Faster, Faster, Faster”. This chick digs cars…expensive and fast.

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