Your car says a lot about your life, don’t you think? (Photo credit: Rajesh Appalla)
The huz likes to remind me that bumpers weren’t meant to be parking aids. I suppose he’s right, but I’m pretty proud of my parallel parking skills – aided of course, by the use of my car’s bumper. I take driving seriously, but I don’t sweat it when I nudge objects or when things happen to our vehicles.
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Living how we do (inner city), a lot can happen to your car. We’ve had a side view mirror busted off and one of our vehicles was recently spray painted. (Bad design. So disappointing!) Right now we’re unable to park in our attached garage thanks to a plumbing leak that took place over a month ago. Until the renovation is finished (did I mention it hasn’t even started yet?), we’re back to parking on the street. Naturally, I’m a tad bit freaked out we’re going to incur more “art work”.
Driving to Canmore on the TransCanada Highway pretty much every weekend also taxes our vehicles. I can’t tell you how many windshield chips we’ve accumulated. Normally, I’m not so fussed, but for the first time in my life, I’m driving a decent, newish, responsible vehicle. It feels so adult wanting to keep it ding and chip free!
Dreaming of a cleaner car? I Know I am. (Photo credit Benjamin Combs)
When your car becomes your locker
As a busy mom, my car is like my own personal locker. When we get these annoyances taken care of and I’m unable to use it, it feels as though a lifeline has been taken away from me. A quick glance inside the (dirty) interior of our too big SUV reveals:
My yoga mat
Reusable coffee cup from several weeks ago
Some stuffy my daughter, Eve picked up at a fair
Buddy’s dog mat
Portable dog dish
Extra dog leash
Half of Eve’s science fair project
One sox (dirty)
The complete first draft of my book (guessing I was editing that while waiting for Eve)
All of this is just laying about. Besides the science fair project and the sox, we tend to use most everything permanently ensconced in there. It’s hard for me to imagine what it must be like hauling groceries, kid stuff and exercise gear on public transit.
Because of our lifestyle, someone like me definitely needs auto insurance. Well, legally everyone does, and with summer holidays just around the corner, auto insurance should be on every family’s travel checklist. If you’re like me, you want comprehensive coverage, but at rate that works for me.
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I’m a freelance writer with bad hair, a loud mouth and a serious case of wanderlust. Whether it’s luggage, time or just life, I cram as much as possible into small compartments. Warning: Contents may shift during flight. My life is one bumpy ride! Follow me on Twitter or Pinterest.