Sunday, February 6, 2011

car talk

have you ever tried to sell a car that doesn't run? well, it's pretty tough! after many months of rich's hard work and negotiations, we finally said goodbye to the land rover.as much of a headache as this car has been, we were still sad to see it go. it took us on our first camping trip as newlyweds and a fun little off-roading excursion the day of our las vegas open house. inside there were dance parties in the back jump seats with niece emma and numerous rugs hauled back and forth as i tried to decorate our little home. rich even surprised me with an elliptical (cheap craig's list find) one day that he brought home in the land rover. he was learning lots as he kept up with the repairs pretty well and even put new tires and a lift on it. it was down hill from there and stopped running for good on rich's drive to school one day. if having a car that stopped working wasn't bad enough, our door was torn off in the process of getting it into the garage (my fault for distracting rich so he forgot to take the parking break off while winching it in. eek! have you ever seen a door fly though the air? it's really funny after you realize it didn't land on anyone).so since then we've been trying to sell it (and playing house in it of course).rich will miss it for all the off roading possibilities and yes, i will miss it for it's furniture hauling ability. all sentiments aside, it's a huge relief to have it out of the garage. it was definitely a love/hate relationship with rover. our sister-in-law angie said it best when she described it as the crazy girlfriend that looks good and is kinda fun, but you know the relationship just can't last! luckily we have 5 bikes to fill the void. :)

4 comments:

Sweet Relief said...

So long Rover. When the guy came to pick it up did you happen to ask if he wanted a condo too ? :)

Sweet Relief said...

Oh, haha this is Rochelle

Linda said...

Congrats! Lessons and memories!

mark h said...

I'm having a moment of silence for ol Rovey, even though I never saw it in person...