Sunday, March 01, 2009

A dream come true

A dream come true
Originally uploaded by Dave Traynor
've always wanted one of these. No, not the car, although that's nice too. And not the brush, although it's also nice.

No, what I've really been lusting for all these years is the big long driveway that we've got at our new house in Victoria. It's paved and everything. And I'm doing what you're supposed to be doing in a driveway on the weekend - I'm washing the car. That's after I spent about 90 minutes trying to vacuum out the dog hair that's built up in it.

Our house in Hamilton had a gravel driveway and I always wanted to pave it. I don't know why but that's what I wanted. So now I've got it. It's not the main reason we bought the house, but it's a nice bonus.

If you're wondering about the car, it's a 1994 VW Jetta and it's very rare. No, really. You find another one that's fitted out like this one. It's got power windows that don't work. And the back windows don't roll down. The sunroof leaks (that may not be so unique.) It's got an inch of dog hair in the back seat and an odour that if you bottled it would ensure that you'd always be attractive to animals on your local walks. It's got a fuel filter that works intermittently and a radio with a single speaker. You just can't buy stuff like this anymore. But if you'd like to, call me. I could be persuaded.


Anonymous said...

Ha ha -- I love that you love your paved driveway. The photo is really cute and all but it really, really IRKS me that you have LEAVES on your trees! And GREEN hedges in the background. Arggggh. Melanie

Dave said...

Well of course we have leaves on our trees...what kind of trees don't have leaves? Oh, I mean that in some places the leaves aren't out yet...of course.

To be honest, I didn't realize that I had inadvertently fallen into the "look at our beautiful flowers here in Victoria" kind of comment that we are so famous for. Sorry about that, if you're still looking at snowdrifts and colder weather. If it's any consolation, it's raining and cooler today.