On The Road Again!!


 The last few weeks the car has been leaking transmission fluid so I have not been out and about. However, it has been healed of its weakness and I am once again traveling upon the local highway and byways.  Remember your first car? How it felt to take control of the wheel? Do you remember the adrenalin of that freedom, the power, the thrill of the engine responding to your commands, the responsibility, the fear of the responsibility – I am the oldest child could you guess? Oh yah, it’s a feeling that can’t be forgotten.


My first car, my only car, was an 82 ford escort. Hmm, come to think of it, it was a Ford Mercury but the decal fell off and dad had a Ford Escort decal so he attached it to my car. That was fine with me, I was single with no prospects beyond the distance that the eye can see so my trusty ford escort became my companion.   I was thinking about this as I pulled confidently, and swiftly away from my home. I was free! I was going out and about and I was free! Wait what lane am I in? I need to be in the left lane no problem shoulder check, change lanes, swish, were in the world did that clinker come from! The gray car sped fast ahead of me. It was just a university student driving around his dull gray car, I took a closer look and sure enough the tale-tell sign of a young punk whom affectionately labeled his girlfriends name on the back of the car. How sweet, noone ever did that for me! A nice name, what was it?…. Elexis? Yup, that’s what it read, Elexsis. Whew, at least it wasn’t a fancy car fancy cars are nice colours.   So I am on the road again, freedom, options, adrenalin, and responsibility. Oh, and this little thing about changing lanes we don’t need to bother anyone, say my husband, about it do we?


About karynforyou

Thank you for stopping by. I am a wife, mother to three daughters and homeschooler. It`s my intention to encourage, strengthen and laugh with friends. If you were stopping by my home you would find a sink full of dishes, books and paper strewn about but plenty of seats available for extra guests and the kettle on for tea... I may need to be reminded a few times before the tea is actually brewed. I`m blogging to help me keep focused. I will post about parenting, marriage, homeschooling, homemaking, and I`m sure there will be a few trips to the sewing room from time to time. If you have a post idea or question please feel free to contact me, I will get back to you.

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  1. Slow down! But those grey cars are hard to see on grey days.
    By the way your car was a 1982 Mercury Lynx station wagon! It was burgundy in colour, 4 speed manual transmission, and drove more like a Ford Ranger pickup than a car. I’d know since I drove it from British Columbia to Ontario in January! It drove just fine for what it was worth didn’t it. Then we sold it for $200; a year later the man who bought it from us wanted to sell it back to us! No thanks. I thinks it has since been recycled, good think for the environment since it failed the emissions tests so miserably.


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