Redneck's Wife
Saturday, February 05, 2005
  The Car


So Erick has the opportunity to get this car in trade for a guitar. It is really cool, but do we really want to invest the time and money in having an old car like this? It's from 1927, the same year our house was built. If you want to ask me what kind of car it is, etc, I don't know.
All I know is, his brother and the trumpet player from the band are both urging us to get the car. I'm saying that we already have an old house and we already have lots of plans to fix the house up. We don't need another project. I don't think you can have a car this old that isn't a project. Plus we'd have to park it outside.
But, wow, it's really cool. I have visions of us driving down the Alameda and going out to dinner downtown in it. It does run, apparently.
Oooooh, I just don't know!
It's one of those things that you hate to pass on because you don't know if you'll ever get a chance to do it again, and will you regret it if you don't do it? Or will you regret it worse if you do?

 
Comments:
Hi Sami, so yes, you got a couple of things right. A car like this is a commitment, and you really have to want to do it as a hobby. It takes a certain amount of maintenance, and you can't just run down to Pep Boys for spare parts. There is definitely a coolness factor, and a community factor as well. Even in my old Mustang I have people come up and want to talk to me about it. It's a great way to get to know people. It opens up the possibility for 'car clubs' and even parades, another great way for connecting with people. They do tend to be a good investment, as long as you keep up on the maintenance. And yes, we care that you'll be gone ;). We'll look for more blogging either upon your return or on your trip. Take care.
 
We have had our share of cars that fall into the category of 'the other woman' ...
Look before you leap would be my advice to both of you ...
 
That must be some guitar. I drive a yellow cab in San Jose. If I see you go by in the car I'll yell to you.
 
Hi, I'm in Dominican Republic.
thanks for the advice, we're going to pass on the car, it's just not something we want to deal with right now. :-)
 
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