Monday, March 12, 2007


So this morning I dropped Sweetie off at her school, drove three more miles to drop Bud-duh off at his school and park the van (I have to walk him into class, hence I parked the van). When Tiny and I got back to the van, my key would not work! It wouldn't turn--as though I were using the wrong key. Nada. Zip. Nothing. All I could do was laugh; surely there was something wrong with my turning style.

After 1/2 an hour I finally called my friend to come get us and was relieved to discover her husband couldn't start the van either. He took the steering column apart and sprayed DW-40 on the turning mechanism and WHAH-LA! The key turned.

How random is that? Of all the things that could go wrong with my trusty $900 van, THAT is what decides to break. BIZARRE.

Remember how your mom always said, "never leave home without clean underwear because you might get in a car wreck and have to be taken to the hospital"?! Well, that applies to "never leave home without a bra" as well. I had to be back at Sweetie's school for parent activity centers and didn't have time to go home and change first (as originally planned)! I'm just lucky something prompted me to put on my jeans and grab a sweater before I left the house--otherwise I'd be in my pajama bottoms and barely there t-shirt!!


  1. Wow, I'm so glad you had your sweater & jeans...that could have been a potentially uncomfortable situation!! :)

  2. Where did you get a van for $900? You'd have probably been the coolest mom there if you ended up in your pajamas. Awesome.

  3. That has happened to me a couple of times. I put the key in the iginition and nothing will move. I have forced it before and bent the key. Over time the key broke in half. I am now using the extra key. It happened the other day again. I forced it again. What is going on? I don't have a van. I have a Toyota Camry.

    Too funny about your braless meeting. Honestly, that would happen to my daughter. I'm sure that she would leave her house to take H to school with pajama bottoms on, no bra and a coat. She's silly like that.

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  5. OOOH, the mere mention of Van Suck still makes me nauseated (I've had a lot of it in the last 2 years).

    I'm glad to know that I am not the only person who contemplates leaving the house like that. Somehow I don't feel so alone, now...


  6. This has happened to me before in the middle of a busy street...don't ask why the car was turned off to begin with, lol.

  7. Oh, that's funny, because I was JUST thinking about clean underwear thing the other day. I mean, What's up wit THAT? How wrong is that? I have to be reminded because I might be in a wreck, not because it's just.. gross?

    But you crack me up. Always. :-)

  8. so interesting you mentioned this. benny had his car accident a couple of weeks ago. we took him to the hospital, where they proceeded to poke and prod him... and take x-ray and an MRI or some such nonsense to make sure his spleen was okay. have i mentioned that benny doesn't wear underwear? ever? i had to run home, grab some underwear so he would flash the tech (which he had already done in the wheelchair... say hello to benny jr.).

    thing is, i've told him time and time again... what's going to happen when you get in a car accident? now. we. know.


Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??