August 09, 2002
Friday Five

1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind of car is it?
We have two cars. Kevin technically owns the 1998 Plymouth Voyager, but I drive it. We bought it after Dani was born when we realized we couldn't fit everything into the Protege, which was our good car then, and the bigger car (the Taurus SHO) was dying. Then just before Ryan was born we traded in the Protege for the car I technically own but Kevin drives which is our one year old Subaru Outback (her nickname is Dragon).

2. Do you drive very often?
A lot, yes. When we go on trips, Kevin usually drives, but I have no problems going on my own either, as long as I'm not trying to entertain kids and drive at the same time. I drive to Detroit (about 11 hrs) every year, and like to visit my parents (2.5 hrs).

3. What's your dream car?
To buy to drive practically? I want a nice little SUV. The model keeps changing. Currently its a Mazda Tribute, if they offer it with a stick and the good engine and a hybrid car. *grins* For a classic car, its a 1965 ragtop mustang. Yum!

4. Have you ever received a ticket?
*shakes head* Nope. On the other hand, Kevin has. In fact, just last weekend he was grumbling about how I don't and he does (after he well, did). I think its because despite my rather speedy driving habits at times, I'm also careful to avoid tickets.

5. Have you ever been in an accident?
More times than I'd like, but not big ones. I've been rearended in the van, about 4 years ago when it and the baby were both still brand new. $1000 damage for us, which insurance covered, and it crumpled the front end of the guy who hit me. He looked at his van, and at mine, and said that he'd be looking into the Voyager as a replacement since mine held up so well. *chuckles* I've also had two times people have walked out in front of me -- the scariest moments of my life. I've spun out on the on ramp to route 7 down in Troy and ended up facing in entirely the wrong direction across two lanes of traffic. I've been sideswiped while going 60 along free route 90 in NY. I think basically I've just been through periods of my life where my cars are trouble magnets. Thankfully, it seems to have passed (*knocks on wood*!).

Posted by Deb Atwood at August 09, 2002 12:33 PM | TrackBack
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