Wednesday, July 25, 2012


For many years traveling staple has been McDonald's French fries.  Since we have been shuffling back and forth for the last couple of weeks, it has given me some time to write.  It suits Dan better than my backseat driving.

Last week we stopped at McDonalds along the way for a pit stop.  Dan ordered his usual chicken nuggets. I noticed he did not have his normal side of honey mustard.  When bringing it to his attention, he immediately replied, "You know I can't dip and drive. I can drink and drive, yes, but dipping no."  The little girl behind the counter lost it.  Guess she hadn't experienced any humor in a while and had a good laugh stored up.

We signed a contract for the sale of our house this week.  Although I am truly grateful I am having a bit of seller's remorse. We had prayed the house would be a blessing to both us the sellers and the buyers.  It seems a good fit for the soon to be owners, the Lord willing.  This house was built to be enjoyed by young families.  It is our prayer they enjoy it happily for years to come.

I don't know if it is normal to have such ambivalent feelings.  Dan was teasing me yesterday about how I get attached to tangible things.  My last van he had to pry out of my hands.  The point had been reached where he was embarrassed to have me drive it.  I was perfectly content to putter around in it as long as it would go. He sort of tricked me.  On the way to the airport for a visit with my daughter in Colorado, he drove me to the Honda dealership on the way to the airport.  Not wanting to miss my plan, I was compliant.

The Honda is now eight years old.  We had it serviced this week for the first time outside of the usual routine maintenance. The brakes needed pads. I lamented over the fact they no longer manufacture my model of Honda. As Dan feared, it is yet another excuse to hang onto it until I drive into embarrassment. I will have to at least concede as long as it goes; it does need to stop as well.  I guess she deserves a new pair of shoes after eight years.  I hope we have at least another eight years of happy McTravels together.

"With a long life I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation."  Psalm 91:16


Deb said...

I purchased Chicken McNuggets the other day...and didn't dip and drive's very difficult to do!

Mrs. Mac said...

What a fun story to read. Have you got a new place to live?

Tammi said...

I'm so glad that he is wise enough not to "Dip and Drive!" I've actually seen people drive with their knees "holding" the steering wheel just so they can "dip and drive." Geesh. :)
Hope that you're able to settle down into a new place soon. ;o)

Jada's Gigi said...

So! On to your new adventure in your new place! I'm so glad your hubby doesn't dip and drive. tee hee..