Saturday, August 7, 2010

Loves You Like a Rock

I am sorry I have been away. I am still reading your blogs if we have connected in the past, just haven't had a chance to write much.
The Northwest Summer has arrived (and disappeared momentarily ) I almost missed it. They say it will return.
This week I made several trips back and forth to Portland to help out my son and his family. Each trip I quietly blessed my ten year old Honda Civic. You may remember that I have never felt any affection for this reliable but unremarkable car. For the very first time in our long relationship I felt some respect and admiration for this little vehicle who in car years must be nearly as old as I am. Though we have traveled together for 125,000 miles it has definitely been a love/hate relationship and I have very much been looking forward to saying good-bye for good as I purchase a new car. Each trip up and down the highway this week I wondered whether the two of us could do it again - And after each round trip I was stiff and tired, silver civic just old and worn. Neither of us complained too much, but by Thursday night at 11:27 PM both of us were glad to be off the road after hundreds of miles of togetherness over the past four days. Yesterday I had a massage and then slept sixteen hours. SC just sat, quietly resting by the curb. Today I will treat her to some lovely high grade oil and a carwash. I guess I should admit publicly that we have become friends.

9 comments:

Helen said...

Hi there! I have the same kind of relationship with my 2001 VW Cabrio. Only 89,000+ miles though. I never know how long it's going to remain faithful to me ... and I don't relish the thought of having to purchase a new car! Glad you are back safe and sound .......

Maggie said...

Yes, I think it a grand idea. Even a mild friendship with ones aging vee-hickle is good for the morale. My truck just turned sixteen, and his name is Grumpy.

Maggie said...

Oh, PS: Welcome back, you have been missed.

welcome to egypt said...

hello
good post

thanks

Sherif from Egypt

Finding Pam said...

It is good to see a post from you. We once had an 88 Honda Accord that I drove for the first three years we bought it. Then our oldest son drove it through high school and college, then our youngest son drove it, then we had it back for a third car,and finally our oldest son came and got it for his second car. He finally sold it for 500 dollars and got a newer model. NOw that was one great car.

Dolores said...

Honda's are a good car, and it sounds like yours is very dependable, it's good to read that you've become friends.
Welcome back.

Tabor said...

I may have mentioned in a prior comment that my car has about 190,000 and I ain't giving her up until she gives me up.

One Woman's Journey said...

I have checked often to see what was happening. Rest and unwind.
Your Honda sounds like my trusty Ford Truck. My Aurora not quite as many miles - but I wonder - when or if she will have to go.
When I saw your title - brought back memories - there was a song with some of those words when my son was very little. I use to think of him when I heard that song.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

WELCOME BACK!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin