Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Clown Car

The Mazda has definitely proven itself a worthy car over the past 3 years and 82,000 miles, but last night Luke and I put it to the test.

We decided after 20 months of living in our house that we would finally do some renovating and organizing in the garage. So off to Lowes and Walmart we went to purchase an 8' ladder, hooks to hang the bikes and ladder, etc. However, until we got to Lowes we never really thought about how we would get the ladder home. While there we decided that we would lay the seats in the back down, push the ladder in as far as we could, and tie the trunk down... but when we started to load the car the Mazda came thru for us in a BIG way.

We were able to push the ladder all the way thru to the front window, over the passenger seat and shut the trunk. Amazing I know... considering how short the Mazda appears to be. Amidst all our celebrating we did not stop to think were I (April) was going to sit. Well as you can see from the pictures below I ended up in the floor of the passenger side UNDER the ladder. Scary...

But by far the most comical part of the entire story is that we stopped at 2 Walmart on the way home and I had to crawl out of the floor of the front seat and back in way to many times!! It was a Circus Clown Car moment to say the least.






6 comments:

The Lourceys said...

That's hilarious!

mama said...

Who needs a truck?

chrisa4357 said...

good job making use of all the space in your car. You should send it to the mazda people to be used as an advertisement of all you can do with a compact car.

Luke & April said...

Good idea Ash... we just might do that...

elizabeth said...

You people are crazy!

But I love your long hair...

Brad Lee said...

Good job! I know the feeling. We bought a bathroom counter top with double vanities from Lowe's and couldn't get it in our car! It was closing time, of course, so I rushed back in to see if they would hold it until I could come back the next day with my truck. To make it more ironic, we ended up not using the counter top as we ordered a custom top later and had to return the original!