Thursday, June 13, 2013
Funny Farmer Funmobile Flunks
Last Thankful Thursday we posted on the illness - possibly unto death - of our decrepit Funny Farmer Funmobile.
Yesterday we received the sad news it's on life support and we're going to have to pull the plug. It has a blown head gasket and even if we could find enough change hiding under the bed to help pay for very expensive repairs, the cost would be more than the car is worth.
It's had a long hard life, first as a company car (the old company name was still visible on the driver's door), and then with a new engine it transported one of Jan's brothers to Atlanta 3 times a week for dialysis. He gave it to Jan when he entered the hospital for the last time. So even though it's hasn't been a fun car to deal with, it has survived 14 years of being driven up and down a 5 1/2" curb. Mainly, it has great sentimental value.
We're going to miss it. Jan, especially. She could transport us, 30 lb bags of litter, 30-odd pound bags of dog food, and she could unload them at just the right height to not cause a flare-up of back and neck pain. Yep, we dogs are going to miss it. The cats, not so much, since they didn't like trips to the vet.
Jan's says she needs one of those old-fashioned little red wagons so she can hitch up us woofies to it and let us run the errands. Ha ha, Jan, get real! Do we look like a little red wagon pulling Husky team?
In case you've never seen such a sight, here's Halo the husky pulling her modified little red wagon.
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Today we have decided to be thankful for the years the temperamental old guy served our needs. Farewell, Funny Farmer Funmobile. We will think of you every time Jan hitches us up, pops the "reins" and hollers, "Move it!"