Adventures with Dory

I had hoped to have some nice quilting progress to show you, but these last few days have really gotten away from me.

I don’t recall if I told you, but last summer, our experiment as a one-car household finally ended. Dave found a newer Buick Regal, just like his old one. The old one was pretty well past its best-by date, but since I was working from home, and really only needed a grocery-getter, we decided to keep the old girl on the road for a bit longer. Now if you know anything about me, you know I like small, peppy cars (preferably with pop tops, but I won’t be too picky). The Regal was anything but. Oh she still had some power left in her, but she was a boat! Regardless, she got me from point A to point B without too many problems.

But recently Mom and Dad bought a new Jeep SUV. Previously they had a Ford Escape, and like the Buick, she was still roadworthy. In fact, she had less kms and a better body. So….meet Dory….

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Why Dory, you ask… because every time I see the word Escape, this is what goes through my head…

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If you haven’t watched Finding Nemo, watch it… you won’t regret it!

So anyway, for the last little while, Dory and I have been having a blast… because not only is she small and peppy… she’s got CARGO SPACE!!!

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And she’s really accelerated my Spring cleaning. This was a load of seven boxes of books and some upholstery type fabric I was never going to use. It’s all been donated, giving me a bunch more space in the studio.

After dropping this off, Dory and I hit up Wal-mart and came home with some new shelving to get the rest of what we decided to keep better organized.

Next stop….. garden centre! Stay tuned!

9 thoughts on “Adventures with Dory

  1. Araignee

    Woo hoo!!! Congrats on the wheels!
    After Mom died I traded in their Caravan for one of those for Daddio and I loved it. He traded it in for a little Toyota behind my back and I was furious. When I totaled the Scion two years ago we bought a newer Escape but I like this version better. It was much roomier in the cargo area than the one we have now.

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  2. Always nice to have room to haul stuff. My car is 15 years old and I dread the day I’ll have to replace it. Finding Nemo is a fun movie – “just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.”

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  3. I LURV my tiny Honda hatchback; it’s so nimble and cute! And, with the rear seats turned down, it’s got a pretty good amount of cargo space. The Hubby wants to find me a newer car, so he can take mine, but I don’t want to give it up, even though the rust is beginning to spread, and a weird rattle in the back. MINE!

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  4. Shirley

    You are going to totally love driving an SUV! Back in the 80s, I went from a Mustang to a Blazer (way before they were called SUVs). I have only had SUVs from that time on. I bought my Honda Element in 2004 and am still totally happy with it and hope to keep it on the road many more miles. Great job on the purging!

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