Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ready To Roll!

Today the husband/lover/best friend and I leave on our one week old-fashioned road trip loop through Ohio.  We are taking along his parents, mainly for the goal of visiting the Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.  His father, an Air Force veteran, will think he died and went to heaven there.  Along the way we will do other sightseeing and stay in some interesting accommodations, including luxury cabins and a night in a castle.  Stay posted as I'll write from the road.

In order to prepare for this trip, we purchased a new set of tires, and then we did something we've never done before:  we hired someone to professionally clean and wax the car.  I was hesitant.  It seemed like such an extravagant thing to do.  However, here's how it went, and I am a new convert to this business of hiring for our car care:

- The man came to my house at 10 AM and picked up my car, leaving me a loaner car.

- The man returned with my spotless car to my house at 2 PM.

- I wrote the man a check for $63.60.

- I went and took pictures before it rained.

- Done.

If I would put a monetary value on the hours it would have taken me to do a similar job, and add in the costs of the wax and cleaning supplies, I would not end up nearly as cheaply as I did.  

Here it is, in all its glory, and then it rained of course:

Our 2008 Honda Accord, looking like new

Clean and shiny new tires
Spotless interior

No more cheerios and cheese curls in the cracks
No more spills from the grandkids' ice cream cone kerplops

This trunk is clean enough for a dead body.

So, we are READY TO ROLL!  Westward ho!
Stay tuned, and watch for POSTCARDS FROM OHIO.  
Bon Voyage!


  1. worth every penny you paid...I'd pay that to have my car looking like yours...have a wonderful trip...

  2. I'm glad you posted on my blog so I could follow yours. I can't wait to hear about the AF museum, we were there last summer and it was an all day trip. It's wonderful.

    Have fun, you have a new follower. Travel safe