Sometimes I’m really good! For those of you who doubted we would be able to fit all the stuff we needed for the show in the little Mustang, I get to say “I told you so!” LOL I don’t mean this in a nasty way at all, but I must say that I am pretty darn proud that we were able to fit everything in – and even had room to spare.
I suppose that I am so proud because before I had Mustang(s) I had a 1990 Buick Regal. If any of you are familiar with them, you know that you could fit another small vehicle in the trunk of it – not to mention the large rear back seat. It was the ideal car for me when my children were growing up, as we always had plenty of ‘equipment.’
But when I graduated to my first Mustang (a 2000 V-6) it was quite a shock to have about a quarter of the room that the good old Buick had. But I adapted.
Three years later, when I moved up to this car, with its killer sound system, I thought I would drop when after I signed the paperwork on the car and asked if the trunk was much smaller because it was a convertible. The salesman said “no, it is only about 3” shorter” and opened the trunk for me to look.
“What’s all that?” I asked as I looked into the tiny trunk with a rack and two large boxes on each side.
“Well, that is your Mach 1000 sound system.” he replied.
“Can you take it out?” I blurted out, thinking about the upcoming wood shows and wondering how I would get everything I needed to fit in.
He looked at me like I had two heads.
I honestly didn’t realize that having that type of sound system would require the use of so much of the already limited space.
Over a short period of time I have learned to love and live with the music system. I figured out that it was better to have cool sound than trunk space. Like living in my little one bedroom, my car has taught me to minimize the amount of “stuff” that I have or cart around with me. And that isn’t a bad thing.
I did have a trailer hitch installed and I expect I will be renting a trailer for the ride home. After all, I will be carting home a NEW EXCALIBUR SAW!!!! :D
But for those of you disbelievers (Dennis – are you looking???) here are the pictures . . .
And below are two more pictures of how nicely it all fits:
Believe it or not, the trunk is still completely EMPTY! I do still have to put in my two medium size suitcases and my travel bags and there is one other small box with miscellaneous thing in it, but that is all. As the title of this post reads – there will even be room to spare!
I am quite proud of the accomplishment, as we used every cubic inch available.
I am writing this last night to post this morning. We plan on shoving off early – how early? I don’t know. If I am up early then there is no reason not to hit the road.
It is a great way to begin the trip. I hear it snowed in New York today and a storm is moving through. The doomsayers are telling me that there is more to come but I looked on the weather and it looks as if there will be little if any additional accumulation. Besides, we have an extra day and a half to get there if we need it.
We are prepared.
It’s a great start to a great couple of weeks. I feel it in my heart that this will be a trip of a lifetime. I will do my best to keep you all posted. :)
Have a great day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"