Sunday, July 27, 2008

Redneck Wife




My husband and his friends are all car guys. They build and fix things and I can't understand most of it. Every year the Fair has a Demolition Derby and a Figure 8 race so they are in their glory. They spend from January until July looking for the perfect car. The figure 8 car is small but the Demo car must be big and something that an take a hit. So Earl had a 1990 Lincoln Town Car as his big car and a Mazda 323 as his little car. They worked for over a week getting the cars ready including taking tons of dangerous parts off and adding things required to make it the safest event they can. They have to remove the exhaust and gas tank. They have to seal all doors and remove all glass and lights and plastic. There is a hole cut in the hood for the fastest way to put out a fire if necessary.
I had to work so I missed all of the excitement but Earl came in 2nd place both nights. That means a big ol' redneck trophy and some cash. He is proud and the kids are even prouder. Olivia walked into the kitchen the next morning like Santa had come. "Dad is that your trophy?? It is huge"
She is too much so I put them both on the kitchen counter and took their picture with the trophy. See.....

1 comment:

chellamac said...

I love how Olivia is flexing.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40