Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Santa Cruz, California, October 28th, 2014

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Why we own a BMW....A WHAT?!?!?!?!


My husband, John, is a meticulous planner. When he sets out to do something, he's already thought of every angle, every probability, each cost and benefit and rarely does anything without thinking it through.
He likes things done right.

Poor guy, he's married to moi.


 #1 Son has worked all summer as a tree planter. This is a brutally difficult job. He is up at 3am and home anywhere between 2pm and 5pm. He is SPENT.
He estimates he has planted 102,000 seedlings this summer. 

ONE HUNDRED AND TWO THOUSAND.


He has earned enough for tuition, books, expenses and now? 
Enough for a car.
His *first* car.
So he started looking over the weekend. Sunday, John and I took Zach to camp, and on the way, went to see a 1998 BMW 323.
Good little car, lots of mileage, a spotless engine and it handled well.
On the way home, we decided that Dad and Son would go test drive it after supper.
So they did.



But let's stop for a moment, and take some time to remember that John is a PLANNER.
He does his research.

He is NOT SPONTANEOUS.

Until he gets behind the wheel of a Beemer and guns it to 50mph.

Oh, wait...#1 Son had closed the hood after they inspected the engine. 

But....it wasn't *QUITE* closed. 

Sooooooo. 


When John hit the gas??

The hood hit the windshield.
At 50 miles an hour.


THE HOOD HIT THE WINDSHIELD!!!!

AT 50 MILES AN HOUR!!!!

See the dents?!?!?!




Nice crack, eh?? It keeps going ALL across the windshield.




But hey, #1 Son got his car, I got hurt from laughing so hard and we get to play "fix the Beemer" all summer.

At least it runs.

And MAYBE #1 Son will let his father drive it, IF he behaves.


8 comments:

  1. Oh my word, I LOVE THIS CAR. This is my kinda car. Tell John if he decides not to keep it, just ship it on down to WV. I love the colour, the style, everything. But I'm sure your son is going to love it!

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    1. I'll be the one driving it down to you!!!

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  2. We had a five-series for awhile. Wish we still did.

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    1. John is mildly freaking out because now he has to learn a new engine. I think he's kind of excited.

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  3. Looks like a fun ride! And I can only imagine the fun your hubby and son will have fixing it up. :-)

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    1. John is rather pleased with the sudden on-set of youth when he drives this thing.

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  4. Right after we were married someone gave us a free couch (which we really needed)--but ten miles down the road, going 55 miles per hour, the couch flew out of the trailer and smashed to pieces on the side of the road! Thankfully no one was hurt. Lesson learned: strap down EVERYTHING you haul in a trailer. :) I think John also learned a lesson! Check to make sure hood is secure! ;)

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    1. Oh my word, Gabe, I laughed out loud!! Yes, strap it all down!

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