Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fare thee ...

We don't discard things lightly. The conversion van shown below has been a member of our family since 1993. Several things contributed to its enforced retirement including faltering air conditioning, the front wheels becoming impossible to align properly without major work, and an eccentric electrical system which began to eat batteries. Still, we held onto it until replacement parts became impossible to find.

We considered it from most angles and it begged to be retired. We did nothing. It had not aged enough in its infirm state to be considered finally disposable.


Until fate intervened and someone offered to pay cash for it and take it away. We mulled it over for about 30 seconds. In its current incarnation, it was being used just for storage which is an all time low for a formerly active vehicle.

We said goodbye this morning. We are not the only ones who will miss it.

An iguana named Herb was living under it. He vacated at top speed ...

2 comments:

ol Doc said...

In our end of the state, vehicles that have reached the end of their road-worthiness are given an extension by virtue of being used as storage . . until they rust out enough to be sold to the scrap man and sent to the (shudder) crusher.

Zeta said...

Wow, you did get your moneys worth over the years. Occasionally, M. and I will talk about how much we miss our van. Then we think of the price for gas, thoughts disippear.