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Old 03-20-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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I think Anon meant the center console? She'll come on here and straighten us out.

When I met DH he had a (used) Porsche. A very used Porsche. You couldn't open the passenger door from outside the car lol.

 
Old 03-20-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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Dew - DS's car for awhile you couldn't open the driver's side door....but it's a 1996 Oldsmobile so it was just one more embarrassing thing. I think he wouldn't have minded nearly as much if it were a Porshe! LOL....We keep telling him to think of all the stories he'll have to tell his kids ..."uphill to school both ways in snow up to my hips" kind of thing. All those parents who buy their kids new cars when they're 16 are robbing them of potential stories and hardships to share with their kids. That's our story and we're sticking to it.

ETA - he did eventually find a part (the brand has been discontinued so finding parts is a challenge) at a junkyard and took the door apart and it now works.

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Old 03-20-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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oh, I do have a center console. And I guess there is an arm rest on the door. I don't think I use it though.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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heated seats
There are few things better in the world than heated seats! I loved the heated seats in my Audi Quatro!

That was a beautiful car. I miss it. I sold it shortly after Bush went to war and the gas prices started to rise. It was a gas hog.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Having an embarassing car builds character.

I met DH overseas so it was a few weeks before my parents met him. Meanwhile I was sending home all these breathless letters, "And he has a Porsche!" My mother hated Porsches. Probably because a relative she didn't like had one and constantly bragged about it. But she took one look at that car (which also needed a paint job) and realised he wasn't going to be doing a lot of bragging about it lol.

He and my dad bonded over that car. I think they spent more hours together working on it then we did when we first started going out.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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Having an embarassing car builds character.
That's what we tell him. And how much more he'll appreciate a better car one he can afford it. Pretty much anything is a step up at this point! LOL- but it runs and the gas mileage isn't too bad. He calls is "gramps" though....

His friends have some pretty sweet cars though. Some I'm envious of....
 
Old 03-20-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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"Gramps" I like that. We always name our cars. Which is stupid because then they become a member of the family and you can't bare to sell them or trade them in. I bought my car on Halloween so it's called (ain't we clever) "Punkin".
 
Old 03-20-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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We had a great day!

Since we were having such a great time walking in the woods and the weather was beautiful, we walked a few miles further through the woods to the neighborhood on the other side, which was my childhood neighborhood. We weren't anywhere near our current home; we had driven to the park we walked through.

OMGoodness! It was soooooooooooooo nice to walk through my childhood neighborhood! The memories were fantastic! It was amazing. So many things looked different but so many looked the same.

When we got to my childhood home, I kept stopping and standing in the street staring at it. My husband kept pulling my arm. He was uncomfortable just staring at the house. I kept saying "Wait! It's my house! I'm allowed to look at it!" LOL I guess it's different for hubby because it wasn't his neighborhood. I felt so comfortable on the streets. I felt like I could sit right down on the curb. I felt that comfortable there. The neighborhood still felt like home---moreso than our current neighborhood where we've been for 18 years.

When we eventually continued to walk, my old neighbor came out of his front door with his dog. This is a father of kids I grew up with. It was so nice to see him. He invited us to walk with him. We talked about the neighborhood. He caught me up on everyone---who was still there, moved, or had died. He begged us to not run off before seeing his wife. When we got back from walking the dog, we visted them at their house for a while. I felt like I was 19 again---I was that comfortable, like I had just seen them yesterday!

We stayed until it looked like we would barely have time to walk back to our car, which was about four miles away. He offered to drive us but we really wanted to walk back.

It was just one of the best days I've had in many years. It's such a simple little thing, but it made my day!
 
Old 03-20-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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That's just so wonderful Hopes!

I'm very happy for you!!
 
Old 03-20-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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that's great hopes!
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