Thursday, August 18, 2011
R is for Retro
Some people like to mix the new with the old. For instance, I'm old, and I like new shoes! I've saved some of my favorite dresses from the 70's, but I don't believe I'm ever going to be that size again...! (I'll bet these hotties can still wear their 70's clothes!)
Then there is Mr. NoExcuses, who can't seem to completely tear himself away from the 70's! I'm convinced that Edwina, my oldest of the two girls, was born in the wrong decade. When she began to think about driving and getting that first car, all she wanted was a Volkswagen Bus. That made Mr. NoExcuses happy as a clam! We were lucky to find a friend who loves to fix up Volkswagens, and he just happened to have the perfect bus for Ed!
Then, when it was Katya's turn, Mr. NoExcuses just happened to find a convertible Karmann Ghia. It wasn't Katya's first pick, but once it was fixed up, and she bought a new pair of shades, she was living the dream!
Last spring, Ed had a little altercation with an SUV. The insurance company called it a total loss and wrote us a check. We kept the bus, just in case we found a way of fixing it. After much brainstorming, it was determined that it could not be fixed, so we cashed the insurance check, and bought another bus. Then Mr. Fix-It, I mean Mr. NoExcuses, pulled the guts out of the old bus and installed them into the new bus, and Voila! Ed is back in action, just in time for school!
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