Wednesday, May 10, 2006
It is with a tinge of sadness that I report the departure of our beloved Elsa. She joined our family some three years ago, as a Mother's Day gift for me. As both hubby and I are fans of the Sound of Music, we named her after the Baroness Elsa Schraeder because face it, Elsa did have a commanding presence.
Unfortunately, we had found over time that she was becoming a neglected member of our family. There just isn't enough driving going on to warrant her upkeep. Oh she was still very much loved and recognized in the community. But, she was spending most of her time under cover. And, with a girl who is aging as well as she is (she's a MB 420SEL, born in Germany in 1987), she deserves to be out there on the scene. So, hubby listed her for sale on Monday and a kindly man purchased her yesterday.
Thing Two was the sadder of the Two Things to see her go. At first we thought it was his more sensitive side being nostalgic over the road trips we'd taken in her (she really did handle 90mph nicely on the long trek from this Rocky Mountain scene to the Land of Cheese). Or perhaps his logical brain was moving too fast: if we got rid of the third vehicle, what would he be allowed to drive in some 9.5 years when he is allowed to drive?
But, then when Thing Two started to release bodily fluids yesterday morning I realized his emotional reaction was more than likely just a prodromal response to the incoming flu that has struck him down.
So, much as I would love to sit here and share more lovely Elsa stories, I've got some disinfecting to tend to...