Sadly, Wednesday's blog post was cancelled due to Head Bees. Sorry. However, I'm going to post something tonight to make up for it.
Dane is finally trading in his 2002 Hyundai Elantra for a 2014 v6 Mustang (premium) convertible. The main candidate looks like this:
Yes. I'm aware that's a photo of a 5.0 and not a v6 Premium. :) Needless to say, I'm excited. Everyone knows I've a thing for American muscle cars and the ponies in particular. I'm thrilled to my toes that this infatuation has rubbed off on Dane. I'm a good influence. Or something. Anyway, in preparation for this event...we cleaned out Dane's old car. I'll repost Dane's FB accounting of it as it's his story to tell...
I'm amusing myself, and Stina can't stop laughing, so I felt I should share...
I'm finally trading in my car for something newer (it's an '02). In preparation for this, I have to do the traditional cleaning out. In the course of this I found about $6 in change all wedged into a tiny area behind the driver seat. This is apparently everything that has slid out of my pockets every time I've worn dress pants for the last 14 years.
The real payoff was the trunk though. This is a highlight list of what was in my trunk excluding the usual spare tire and such. Also important to keep in mind that when we travel, I generally just added luggage to the trunk, never really needed to pull anything out. Apparently my trunk was an extradimensional space.
Swim trunks, towel
3 pool noodles with detachable sword handles
Large folding chair with footrest
2 extremely large waterguns
2 very small waterguns
1 wire coathanger
1 wooden backscratcher
Wrapping paper and gift bags
A nearly infinite number of plastic reusable HEB shopping bags
A surprising number of tool sets
Rope with adjustable hitches
Half a dozen LARP style foam swords
2 large pieces of plexiglass
Hex grid combat mat
Scrummaster course materials and certificate of completion
Several manuals for old computer games
Desk sized mini Zen garden
Video card from my old computer
Green felt tablecloth
Small plush alligator with a surprised expression
Very small lunchbox filled with very elderly chocolate
Needless to say not all of it will make it to the new trunk. The even funnier bit is the last time I made an effort to clean it up, I actually removed the poker chips set, the skateboard, and the practice wooden katana...
My takeaway is that I internalized my Boy Scout training more than I knew. I'm apparently always prepared. For *anything*.
For the record, he forgot the tiny ninja...
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