Hubs drives a ’98 Chevy Malibu which he has affectionately named Bu (pronounced Boo). I’m pretty sure that his love for this car is a very close forth place after me and the kids (well most days- I’m sure that there are some days that it moves up to the number one spot).
For the life of me I cannot figure out why he loves this car so much. It has no modern amenities- like those newfangled CD players. Nope his “Bu” only plays cassettes. Actually it doesn’t even play cassettes anymore. He took it to our mechanic and something happened where his radio got locked and he can’t figure out the pin to unlock it.
If you’re wondering how a radio gets locked- it was the theft deterrent system that ’98 Malibu’s have and apparently it works very well. You can steal my radio- but without the code you can’t play it- take that sucker.
So Hubs has no radio now. He also doesn’t really have a gear shift. I can see doing without a radio, but a faulty gear shift? Apparently he has it rigged just right to where you pop it into the “sweet spot” and it works. When it’s not in the “sweet spot” it looks like this:
That’s about a 90 degree angle from where it should be.
His beloved “Bu” also has a lot of mileage- 187, 585 to be exact. Hubs is really hoping to make it to 200,000 where he’ll take his “Bu” to be detailed. I’m thinking that if it makes it that long he may need more than a detail job.
He even went through three hot hot hot summers here with no air conditioner. For my friends that live here I’m sure that they all can’t quite even comprehend that statement. Texas in the summer with no air conditioner- and he commuted into the city which means lots and lots of just sitting still in traffic in the excruciating heat. I honestly don’t know how he did it for so long. He’d convinced himself that the minute he fixed the air conditioner the whole car would just implode and he would have wasted the $300. Thankfully after three summers he finally saw reason and got it fixed and “Bu” has been going strong ever since.
I’ve only seen Hubs cry a few times in my life with him, but I’m pretty sure that when ol’ “Bu” is finally laid to rest he will shed a tear for all of the good times they had together.
I have to add that I actually had a full size picture of “Bu”, but realized when I looked at it that Hubs’ license plate was showing and not to be paranoid, but I didn’t really want to post a picture with his license plate showing. I mean after seeing all of the nice things I had to say about ol’ “Bu” someone might want to come over and put her out of her misery take her home.
I actually put this post together on Tuesday and have meant to get a new picture every day since Tuesday, but seeing as how it’s now Friday and Hubs is at work and I still haven’t taken a picture I’m just going to put this post up as is. Because I’m a good blogger like that. Mediocrity at it’s best.
When Candace isn’t taking pictures of her husband’s decrepit car she blogs at Mama Mia.