Saturday, August 29, 2009

Go! Go Speedracer!

I got a new car last week. I traded in my 2005 Subaru Outback, for a 2010 Subaru Forester. The Forester is a bit roomier, a bit sleeker, and it's NEW! I haven't had a brand spankin' new car for awhile, and so this is a real blessing! I love this car. It's a blast to drive, I can get Charlie in and out of it much easier than the Outback, and it's BLACK. With Black interior. It's hot, as far as station wagons are concerned :)

Today, we piled into the Forester, and we drove out to Cannonsburg Rd. to see my Colorado buddy, Lindsay. She is in town for her baby shower (due 11/8/08!!), and we had a date for her to meet Mr. Charlie. We left her parents house after an AWESOME visit; Curtis in the passenger seat, and Charlie chillin' in his car seat. We were 200 yards off of her parents road, and BOOM, I see him. And then I see the 40mph speed limit sign. I saw him put down his radar gun, his brake lights went off, and I knew I was BUSTED. I glanced at my speedometer and I saw it decrease to 50mph. I had hit my breaks instinctively, and it was at 50 (!!!!!) when I it was decelerating! CRAP!

So, yeah, I have a lead foot. I have said it before. It's a bad trait to have, but I have it. Curtis didn't say a word as Deputy H. wrote me a ticket. I was actually going 60 mph in a 40mph zone. He caught me doing that 372.4 feet before I actually passed his car. That is 20 mph over the speed limit. 300 feet away. Damn me!! :) He spared me serious consequences and wrote me a ticket for 45 in a 40. 5 mph over the speed limit. xoxo, Deputy H.

I am most ashamed because Charlie was in the car. I need to slow down. No matter how awesome my car is, and how easy it is to take off speeding, I I told Charlie today that I was a bad example to him. Parents make mistakes too, right? :)

In other news, we have another kind of speedracer on our hands.


Bob L said...

Lucky it's only one point rather than 4. When Charlie comes home with his first ticket 3 weeks after he gets his license, remember this episode.

Kerri said...

I love the smiles. Melted heart...
Congrats on the new car.

The Bozo's: said...

Sorry about your ticket!

On another note, I can't believe Charlie is walking! Soooooo cute!

Amanda said...

Slow down! Both of you! Charlie is a cutie :)