It would appear that everyone in LA is driving more slowly, or maybe it is just seems like it because I am attempting to drive more slowly? It could very well be that since I have no place in particular to go this week, and by just forcing myself to slow down, it in turn seems to have made everything and everybody else move a little more slowly, too. Factor in the record-setting 100+degree heat in the Valley the past few days, and yeah…it is too hot and too expensive to move very fast.
We talked J. into letting us drive his car this week since I knew I wanted to try to do the beach and some other little trips, and his car gets ridiculously crazy, good gas mileage. So our car went to the airport with him, and we have been driving around in 46+mpg style. It cost half of what it costs to fill my car when we stopped at the gas pump the other night. Half. And here I felt so good when I traded down to a car and got rid of my gas-guzzling SUV last year. I guess we should have just bought two Priuses (What is the plural of Pruis? Priuses, Priui?).
But, (here it comes) I have been a bit paranoid driving his car all week. I know he is cursing me out as he reads this because he knows exactly what I am going to write next. He has been diligently driving more slowly and taking care to accelerate/stop more easily (and anyone who has EVER ridden with J. knows this is truly quite a feat in itself!) all in order to get his mpg up over 46.
Yeah…and I have been driving on eggshells trying to keep it there as well. But on Monday it dropped to 45.9. Tuesday, 45.8 and then 45.7! Yesterday on our long beach trip I got it back up to 45.8…but it has slipped again. Oh, I think I am going to be banned from driving the Prius forever.
So, J. – You better come home soon and reclaim your car. See what happens when you leave for a week? I clearly cannot be trusted with this task. Although, I did get it serviced for you. And they did a crappy job on the car wash, so the girls and I got it re-washed and vacuumed out, too. Doesn’t that earn us some points? Maybe a few hundredths of a mile?
Ok, how about this? Just look how cool your girlies look, and they so love to ride in “Daddy’s car.” You can’t deny that these movie stars aren’t worth a few hundredths of a mile, right? Right?
Ugh. Just come home already, so you can see this in your rear view mirror. We miss you.
Note: Yesterday’s photo of Em, the first, goggle one is my new favorite photo of Em right now. And this, in the rearview mirror one, is my new favorite photo of Addie. I think both photos really capture what their personalities are like right now. Sweet, sweet, sweet!