Thursday, January 26, 2017

Life At The McEwen House

I live in a parking lot.

We have four, count them, four cars at my house. Three in the driveway, one in the garage.

First of all, quite a few people who have a car live in my house. My stepdaughter, Jenna, has a car. My mother in law has a car. My wife has a car. And I saved the best for last, I have a car.

How I got it is a great story.

My wife was married before, to Lou, who is Jenna's father. Lou is my wife's ex and you would think that my marriage to her would have caused some friction.

That couldn't be further from the truth.

Here's the way a lot of divorce stories go, the divorced couple can barely stand to be in the same room with each other. Denise and Lou have turned that story on it's head.

He's been at our house for Thanksgiving dinner, the Super Bowl, Christmas dinner and more. When I had my stroke, Lou drove family members and my best friend in from the airport to be at my bedside at the hospital. Lou and I are ace buds.

I bet you can see where this is going.

He got a new car and gave me his old one. That's right, gave me his old car.

I've had many automobiles in the past and was in the market for a new one and then I wasn't.  Lou took me out of that market. I've never had anyone just give me a car and that kind gesture really touched my heart.

These days I'm more than happy to go to the grocery store or run errands for my wife.  Or drive downtown or go to the airport or just take the kids to get ice cream. I've done that before but it sure is easier now.

That's the car on the left. Pretty nice, right?

By the way everyone else in my house has gas sippers, I'm the guy with the Caddy. If you had told me that one day I'd have a Cadillac I would have said, "No way."

Well, "Way."

Thank you Lou.

That's one of the reasons I say I live in a parking lot.

My house has two dogs, twins, my mother in law, my stepdaughter, my wife, and me.

And four cars.

One being a gift.

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