However, as I got to pulling things out to dry, and getting my face up in the nitty gritties, I was grossed out by stuff like old bandaids and petrified french fries and melted crayons / raisins / gum / candy? Bleh. I mean, I have a fairly high mess tolerance, but ew...
So I took it upon myself to use the "rain wash" as a prompt give 'ole Fred a good airing out & cleaning. Luckily it was super hot and sunny again yesterday morning, and after an hour or so with everything thrown wide open, it had started to dry out somewhat. So what if that meant a few Green June Bugs flew in and hung out for a while, I think I got them all later. *Crosses fingers* This is also the car/truck I was driving home from the grocery store earlier this summer and stone cold kept on the road despite looking down to see a huge f*ing spider on the steering wheel. Shivers.
I mean I still HATE doing it, but sometimes you can't avoid it, and in the end, hours later, when you are covered with sweat and splattered wet/dry vac juice, well... you feel like you've actually accomplished something!
And some of it wasn't bad, like I got to listen to the XM radio. And the random / gross discoveries where amusing. Also a few times I'd be laughing at myself because it was so hot I'd decided to dare wearing a button-up tank top over my bikini top, with the shortest swim shorts I own. So with the sweat dripping and the bending/stretching/spraying/wiping, a couple times it felt like a low-rent porno production. Excuse me m'am, need help buffing your dash?
Ha ha anyway, proof of trashy short shorts car wash outfit can be seen in the mirror below. In which I also document the next mess I need to tackle... my poor closet.
But back to Fred, who I've decided IS a truck and not a car, will get his first post-clean cruise later today when we hit up the library. Then this weekend we'll entrust him to get us safely there & back from a 3-hours-west-almost-to-mountains Cub Scout overnight field trip. At least if we break down we'll be sitting on the side of the road surrounded by less crumbs/goo and more "New Car Scent."