Canadian in Candia

August 1, 2009

Car in Pieces

Filed under: Cars — Tags: , , , — Miriam @ 10:13 am

So say you are me. You drive the 10 year old payed off car full of dents in your relationship while your husband has a 2 year old car super fast super beautiful car. Normally this works for you. The parking lot at work has a terrible design and is the cause of occasional fenderbenders and dents. On occasion you get to drive the newer car and you are sometimes concerned about getting a speeding ticket when you do.

You do however feel incredibly protective of the beautiful car. You do not fully own it. It’s beautiful and you love it. You don’t feel that anything about the car needs to change.

Like me you might perhaps have a mild reaction when you come home to find this.

Car modifications

Bumper on the ground, my hubby was nowhere to be seen. Was the work being done intentional or had some horror happened to our speedy Forester XT?

Car modifications

It turns out that the modifications were intentional and long delayed. And he had just slipped inside to grab a snack.

Car modifications

Not so sure I like the whole drilling into our car thing, but I guess it’s part of the modification.

Car modifications

This is why we have Manland (aka the detached garage). This way my hubby can enjoy his hobbies. Just like my craft bench downstairs… right?

Car modifications

The final result of all this effort was new driving lights on the front of the car. I’m not nuts about the new lights. But perhaps, someday when we are driving the White Mountains, the driving lights will prevent us from hitting a moose.

New Driving Lights

*Note* – I am certainly not complaining about my 10 year old car either. I love my Outback. I will probably cry when The Goblin dies someday. I cried for days when my 10 year old Sunfire Bianca was not worth bringing back from the dead. I just think that Rosie the Forester is a mightly swell, really fast, very useful and quite pretty car. More so than our dependable Outback and tiny Miata



  1. Woohoo! I love a man who can fix a car. Funny post, it cracked me up and reminded me of some guy friends I miss.
    Happy SITS Sharefest 🙂

    Comment by One Sassy Girl — August 1, 2009 @ 10:35 am

  2. I think it’s in every NH boys dna to love and work on upgrades to their subarus. When Mitchell and I first started dating, be drilled a tow hook into the frame of his impreza so that when he was “rallying” somebody could get him out of the mud if he got stuck. I didn’t understand it and just shook my head. I’ve only had two cars in my life time compared to my husband” 5 cars. I grow very attached to them. Right now Pat Henry (Jeep Liberty) is giving me grief but I still love him.

    Comment by Jes — August 1, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

    • Adam had 4 cars (and two motorcycles) when I met him, he’s down to 2 cars and a motorcycle. So he doesn’t understand my attachment to the two cars I’ve had (including the one I had from 17 to 25).
      By the way Adam’s eyes got all excited when he saw that “rally” comment. I think that’s another thing that’s part of their DNA, an adoration for sports that involve getting their car stuck in mud.

      Comment by Miriam — August 2, 2009 @ 10:30 am

  3. Oh my goodness, I might have had a quick conniption if I had come home to that, tee hee! Love that color! My truck is 6 years old and I’m fine with it too…my hubs tried doing a car dealer ‘drive-by’ last week & I totally wouldn’t get out of the car, tee hee…I love my truck too!

    Jamie 🙂
    p.s. sorry to hear about your grandma. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by A Forest Frolic — August 1, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

  4. Those of us who have capable husbands are very fortunate although, sometimes it may not feel that way!

    Thanks for visiting my site from SITS. I loved your comment and am glad that I can inspire you to have children instead of turning you off from the idea completely!


    Comment by Jillian — August 2, 2009 @ 11:33 am

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