Monday, March 29, 2010

I Need a Charge!

I went to the car wash today to clean out and vaccuum my van. It was, of course, a disaster. (As if you didn't know!)

That industrial strength vaccuum sucked up crayons, petrified french fries, dried leaves, Krispy Kreme wrappers (OK. OK. That was me. I'm guilty. You know how I love me some Krispy Kreme donuts!!), candy pieces dropped by El, unopened band aids, straws, paper clips, and . . . well, there was more, but that is all that I can think of off of the top of my head. I estimated that we were there for about 15 minutes.

But, I may have been mistaken.

You see, when I went to turn on the engine, all I heard was a faint click.

That's right.

My battery was dead.

Which led me to 2 thoughts . . .

1) Was God trying to keep me at the car wash in order to prove a point to me? Did he want me to continue cleaning?? Is cleanliness next to godliness when it comes to minivans?


2) My husband was soooooo going to enjoy rubbing in the fact that my car was so stinking dirty that by the time I had cleaned it, I had drained the battery.

I contend that I need a new battery.

So, give it up . . . is your vehicle as bad as mine? Would you have had a dead battery after you cleaned your ride?


  1. abso-freaking-lutely! But, I'm pretty sure I saw a raindrop when I ran out to get my lunch, so I'm not about to get it all spick-and-span, just to have it rain and get all gross! Also, your tale of dead batteries just gave me yet another excuse for putting it off! THANKS!

  2. After you borrowed my car for four days and it took me hours to clean it, it does not surprise me at all your battery died. It's a wonder the car drove at all with all that extra weight... I mean a ton of garbage.
    Love ya,

  3. LOL Sounds about like my truck. I need to vacuum it badly. I promise it is on the Spring cleaning list.

  4. See? That is why I just don't bother to clean it. My car is a miz-ess. It would be unnatural and God would punish me.

  5. Found your blog through Stir-Fry Awesomeness! LOVED your guest post! You had me in tears I was laughing so hard at your kitchen romance story.
    Great blog- I now follow so I will be back!

  6. Im here from Stir Fry Awesomeness and I have ti say that guest post was hilarious.. and oh soo very true. My hubby cooks on a regular basis but OMG the kitchen is a nightmare!!

    I on the other hand keep our cars looking like a nightmare, so yeah the battery prob, would go dead on me hahaa

  7. I'm coming by from Mama Stir Fry. I loved your guest post, and the few posts here that I've read. I'm your newest follower.

  8. hahaha
    my sister's car is just as bad :)
    it's ok, it's normal! :D
    and i love your posts here. I'm now following :)


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