Friday, August 13, 2010

Living the Dream - Only to Have it Crushed

He was up in cental NY just to have my car serviced at the place where we buy all our Saabs. The phone rang.
"Claude's got this great convertible..."

We already have 3 Saabs (albeit one is quite old) and we don't need another one.
I looked at the picture they emailed me. He looked so happy. He promised he'd wear sunblock every time he drove with the top down.
To my own surprise, I said, "GET IT - Life is short!"

Then the phone rang at Tired Iron Saab. The guy who had first dibs on it called with minutes to spare to say he decided he wanted it.

The phone rang here. "The other guy got it."
age 47 - living the dream, if only for 15 minutes.

28 comments:

Teresa Hatfield said...

Aw... that is SO sad! Something tells me that won't be the last thing ou hear about a convertible.
Have a great weekend!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

L. Sloan said...

oooh, I LOVE Saabs! I had a black convertible but had to sell it when I moved to NYC :(

So jealous you have 3-although if they're anything like mine, at least one is in the shop right now!

laney said...

...the important thing in this story is not that he did not get it...the important thing is that you told him "to get it"...in the end that is all that matters...

laura @ so alaurable said...

Don't you love Saabs? I was so happy when I found a Saab mechanic who told me it'll last me forever if I want it to.

Wendy said...

Bummer! He looks so happy!

for the love of a house said...

Oh, poor hubby! But, big brownie-points for you for telling him to get it!!

So, you live in DC area and you have your car serviced in NY?? That must be one good place!!

joan

sherry said...

Yep, telling him to get it earned big points!
Sherry

Ms. Givens said...

I had to read this. I love cars!

Hill Country House Girl said...

What a great, if brief, moment! Your attitude is the best and I am sure you are loved for it!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

But it sounds like a great 15 minutes!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh, noooo! A better one is in the cards for ya! ;)

Preppy Little Dress said...

Oh, sorry that sucks!!

pve design said...

Oh, there will be another! Perhaps in blue!
Blue is your color?
pve

峻胡邦慧v帆 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德................. ................................................

Visual Vamp said...

Love your attitude - another one will come along!
xo xo

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

I happen to know where you can get another!

Cute story.

Beth said...

I had to re-read this post three times - because Tired Iron Repair is right in my neck of the woods!! Boy, it's a small world!!

Lauren said...

hahah awwwwwwwww

so you guys have the itch for one now??

xoxo,
lauren

My Notting Hill said...

Thanks everyone for all these comments. Dan read them & it cheered him up! Michele

Mary said...

Doesn't the saying go something like...it's better to have dreamed and lost than to not dream at all?

Lorajean said...

He will forever morn this moment in time, the time you actually said yes and then it didn't work out. Love your blog, just discovered it today :) I'll be checking it out often.

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

I believe the bigger fish is lurking in the shadows of his car loving pond!

Renae said...

Bummer....that just means there is something BETTER around the corner.
My son has a Saab, great little car!

Renee Finberg said...

i had 3 saabs too!!!
i love them.


i am sorry to hear about that!!!

xx

Pat said...

Actually when I read the title I was expecting a picture of your car crushed by a tree from that monster storm. Lots of that in Alexandria last week. Good for you saying buy it.

pretty pink tulips said...

Michele - I had a black Saab 900S when I met Grant. I LOVED that car!!!!!! The perfect convertible will come around...and you're right, he should get it and throw caution and everything else to the wind!!!!

xo Elizabeth

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Love Your Homes said...

My whole family drives Saab, but then we are Swedes.
I' m so happy they saved the company.....

Age 47, my husband bought his first Saab Convertible...and to remember Sweden has a rather short summer.

Do I need to say he loves his car!! Yes, he needs sunblock....Yes, he looks happy driving his car.

So go for it, I will admit it's rather nice to drive!

Thanks for a great and inspiring blog,
Ingela

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