13 Jun 2008


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More participants are here at Kelly's Show and tell Friday

This time I really have something special to show (and tell) ! Last tuesday I went shopping and when I put my bag in the booth (trunk) suddenly the door banged on my head, exactly over my eyebrow and I was more than lucky that my glasses didn't break and hurt my eye. I heard birds singing and was a little knocked out, then climbed back in my car and returned home. I was swearing (nobody heard it anyway) and furious against this bloody car ! It was 7 years old now and unfortunately looked still very good and had only 25.000 km on the counter ! But I also had troubles when I wanted to close the doors I had to click 5 times on the remote control and sometimes I found the car still open when I came back, a ghost had opened it again !

While I was driving I also heard a strange noise when I used the brakes. At home I used an ombrella, which was laying around to keep the door open to take my shopping bag out.

Still furious and with a hurting eye now, I told Mr. Gattino that I was fat up with this car and when one trouble starts others will follow that's for sure !

Opel just had made publicity for selling 2000 cars they had in stock to a very interesting price, so we went there right away and one hour later came out with this !

or rather I will get it this afternoon !! Meanwhile my eye has turned blue , it really fits to my new car !

I also celebrate the "Gotcha day" (Blogging cats call the day they arrived in their homes like this)
It was today exactly 1 year ago, I brought this little kitten home and we called her Rosie !

Rosie when she arrived

and Rosie today (more about Rosie is here

I think my Friday 13 will be a very nice day. The car seller asked me twice if I was sure to want my car on a Friday 13 !!


quilly said...

Rosie is beautiful! Happy home coming to her.
Your new car is lovely, too. I am so sorry your eye matches it -- and I am glad no worse harm was done!

Anonymous said...

Nice looking photographs. Have a nice weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful car....but GORGEOUS Rosie.

Happy 'gotcha day' Rosie.

[hope your eye will feel better once you get behind the new wheels!!]

Happy Show n Tell. Hope you can stop by and see my book collection today.

Constance said...

I had the same thing happen to me with an old carw e used to have. I lifted up the hatch, it was a "station wagon" and the whole door and window lifted up. It came crashing down right on my upper cheekbone and left a gash near my orbit. I had a blak eye for a week! Your new car is really nice! It looks to be about the same color as my car! I enjoy seeing what people in other parts of the world drive. that might be a fun S&T topic one day, everyone posts a picture of their cars!
Rosie looks like a sweet kitty, I love kitties!

Maribeth said...

Congratulations on your new car. And Rosie is beautiful!

Schotzy said...

Sorry about the eye, but hey, new car! Cool!

jientje said...

I'll try not to leave an inapropriate comment here, LOL!!! Congrats on the new car!! And give Rosie a hug for me!
A year goes by so fast doesn't it?

About the car, no, it's not an Opel.
The car on the picture is not even ours, this one was a test drive we made! We bought our new cat two months ago!

vlado&toni said...

congratulations on your new car :) rosie looks so sweet..sorry to hear that pookie and her never got along well till now :( well humans are like that too sometimes.

eastcoastlife said...

Woot! A new car! Let's go for a ride!

Rosie is turning out to be a beautiful cat!

Barbara H. said...

Congratulations on the new car! Rosie looks like she is thriving.

ellen b. said...

I like your new Friday the 13th car! Enjoy it and I hope your eye is all better soon..

Melli said...

Well congratulations to YOU! So glad that you are able to go out and look and make up your mind in ONE DAY about a car! Good grief... Well... I guess if my car were clunking me in the head and giving me black eyes I might make my mind up faster too! LOL! It is BEAUTIFUL! My mom used to have an Opel - she bought hers spur of the moment too! She had a Valient before that, and it died right before our summer vacation - so she just popped into the Opel dealer and came home with a new one!

Happy GOTCHA Rosie!!!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Happy 1st Gotcha Day Rosie!! You are very beautiful!

Great looking new car and so sorry your old one hurt you!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Your FL furiends,

Tuxedo Gang said...

Happy 1st Gotcha Day Rosie from all of us at the Tuxedo Gang Hideout! We have loved watching you grow from a kitten into a beautiful young lady!
Samantha & The Tuxedo Gang

the teach said...

Great car! I'm sure it gets a lot of gas to the gallon or petrol to thew liter... HA!

nannykim said...

Nice car, sorry about your eye!! Hey, I haven't visited show and tell for a while; BUT GUESS WHAT??? I knew if I visited you you would manage to slip in a cat critter some way. (Hey next week put a picture of your cat driving the new car----oh, wait till the week after---I'll be on vacation). Have a nice car experience!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love all the pictures of the kitties here...like the new car but really like Rosie better!!!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

I saw your link on Sky Watch Friday, and while I didn't find a sky here, I *did* find an interesting post about your new car and some lovely photos of your cat, Rosie.
I hope you enjoy your new car; I think you deserve one, after having the old one give you a black eye!

Dawn said...

What a nice new car!! I am glad you weren't hurt badly.

Thanks for coming over to visit my Show and Tell today - I love having new visitors! Please come back any time.

Lifecruiser said...

Ouch! I can understand why you did get the new car after this. You had a wife abusing car! *giggles*

Good luck with the new car :-)

No, a year since Rosie came? Oboy, time rushes... she is so adorable!

Jewelgirl said...

So cool, but I'll bet you'll
miss the yellow color of your
old car! Sweet photos of Rosie!
Finally switched my IE browser
to Firefox, I've been having
major problems this past 2 wks!
Have a great day!