Well, when I got there, my service man was so excited because he had scored an 2010 Honda Civic for me to drive! Wooo! As soon as I opened the door and plopped myself in the seat, I began to feel terrified! My rear end was only SIX inches off the road! I could barely see out of it! The speedometer looked light years away, and I kept frantically looking for the button that raised my seat, only to find there was no such magical button.
Dang! How did I drive for 25 years like this? It's only been seven years since I drove my own car. We bought our first van when the two seated stroller ate the entire trunk of my grandma's Cutlass I had inherited. Loved the room, loved the extra space, but most of all I LOVED being up high enough to see! We have big trucks, tractors, semis, and a combine that put you right up next to the clouds.
I managed to drive around Lafayette, run my errands, and not wreck into anything, but I tell you I was getting paranoid about other drivers looking DOWN in to my car and worried that they wouldn't even see me down here right next to the road kill!
What a true blessing it was when my phone rang, and the man's voice said my van was ready to be picked up! WOOO! I almost kissed it. I grabbed my keys and pushed the wonderful button that makes my back door open by itself. I threw my packages into the roomy storage area. Doesn't that just sound better than a trunk? I did, by the way, take a peek inside this car's trunk, and I swear my van's glove compartment is bigger! I did my little "hop" UP to get in the van, closed the door, and praised my van for all its wonderful qualities.
Good-bye dreams of owning a Corvette or other such cars. I now know that I am most happy when my tush is at least two-three feet off the pavement.
Have a great day, and don't forget to check out the fun canning tips and how-to's on a latte' with Ott. A and From Mess Hall to Bistro!