It's Been Eleven Months.

06-07-09_1253Just shy of one year ago, then prodigal and wayward son #1 of 5, hammered the final nail in the coffin of his driving for quite a while...

Read more about that HERE.

Since then he has been a member of the "pedestrian squad".

Eleven months later #1 of 5 finally cleaned up his act enough that he is ALLOWED to drive again, and just may have learned a lesson or two.

Officially, he has rejoined the world of driving after purchasing his second car this afternoon. My dad (#1 of 5's grandfather) noticed the car parked in the lot of his local grocery store. Knowing that #1 of 5 was needing a new mode of transportation, he called The Mother of Five, who in turn called #1 of 5 to let him know. #1 of 5 then called the guy selling the car, and set up an appointment for this morning.

I don't know if this little prayer will work or not, but it's sure worth a try. It sure can't hurt....

Dear Saint Christopher, Patron Saint of Transportation, please keep your eye out for #1 of 5, and help him make better decisions with this car than he did with his first one.

Details: 1998 Ford Contour, 4cyl, 5 speed, 177k miles. The car is in AMAZING shape for it's age and milage... If he can keep from trying to be the next Mario Andretti, or (heaven forbid) the next Nick Hogan - this car could last for a while..

So now you know what I did today... On the menu for tomorrow - Shopping for high risk auto insurance.



  1. Good looking car!

    Like I said in my e-mail, I don't really know what else to say!

    I hope this car doesn't meet the same fate as the 'scort (may it rest in peace).

    Congrats Ben!

  2. Congrats to #1. Hopefully paying for it yourself will keep it and you in good condition.
    I will pray for Mother and Father of 5.

  3. Congrats to the new driver in your family..
    Hope he drives safe!

  4. Good for you, Ben!
    This really helps out Mother-of-5 and Father-of-5, now there is someone to drive #'s 2-4 to events!



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