Wednesday, February 07, 2007

An Alaskan Thing

It seems rather pointless to wash my car with the weather we've had the past week. Talk about mud. Would you believe the inside is clean?

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42 comments:

Nicole said...

I haven't washed my car in 12 years. My father is disturbed by that and washes it when he's up visiting. Here in Fairbanks, there's also no point to fixing a broken windshield. They just get dinged again.

Loralee Choate said...

The Alaska thing looks as bad as the Utah thing, which would be massive build up of SALT. Bleck.

Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

When we used to go visiting my relatives in South Dakota, their cars looked like that and I used to think, "These people are pigs. They don't wash their cars." Little did I know.

My photo is up, too.

Ryan Velting said...

and, I might add, as bad as the "Michigan thing"...

Happy WW to ya!

Ryan

Addie said...

Oh no, I hate not to have my car washed ... even if I have to bribe DH to do it for me :-)

Happy WW and thanks for sharing!

Mine is up too - ONLY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Gina said...

Mine looks very much the same. Michigan sludge is all over mine. ;)

Blondie said...

I was thinking the other day that I would love to wash the salt off my car, but it hasn't been above about 5 degrees all week. I have to wait until it breaks 35...does that happen in Alaska?

Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

That's one good thing about living in the South. The humidity is one bad thing!

Happy WW!!

Mike said...

Cars look like that here in MI too in the winter lol.

Pass The Torch said...

Ha! I can relate to that. Our's is totally covered in salt and with below-zero high temperatures, I don't see a wash coming anytime soon!

Thanks for stopping by! And happy WW!

Beckaboo said...

HA HA HA! I live in MN. My hubby's truck is always clean -- he has a card for free washes through work; my truck is always gritty -- I don't have a card and I have six kids. (The inside of my truck looks worse than the outside, might I add.)

Great photo!! :o)

DariDonovan said...

My car looks a LOT like that with all the mush, snow, and salt on our roads right now. Being from the South originally, I hate it. Hey, thanks for stopping by and happy WW.

Kim Priestap said...

That's what cars in Ohio look like, too.

And my Wordless Wednesday is up!

Chris said...

Re your question: No. ;-)

My car looks the same....

Beckie said...

Good grief! We haven't had enough snow around here this year to get the cars like that! I sure hope you have plenty of wax on it. Thanks for visiting me today at My Photo Blog.

Raggedy said...

We can't wash our cars till spring. It is too cold.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Eagles Wings said...

I don't miss those days at all in Maryland. That drove me crazy and I washed my car all the time.

MysteriousLady said...

My cars used to look like that when I lived in NY. TN doesn't get that much snow, and we have red clay, so we don't get the flying dirt.

Happy WW!

busy91 said...

I only wash my car in the Spring. With the Salt and Snow, it is useless now. Happy WW!

Duchess said...

Looks like the Va. thing also with the massive build up of the chemicals they put on the road. I really need to clean the outside of my car. The inside is looking good!

whenn said...

LOL! My car looks like that too! :)

letha said...

Looks like my mums and she doesn't have any excuse.

L.L. Barkat said...

If you wait long enough, looks like you'll have a new paint job (if you like grey!)...

thanks for stopping by Green Inventions...

Biker Betty said...

I haven't washed my van in over a year. It's forever a battle to keep it clean. My favorite car wash closed, sigh.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday.

tatnlace said...

Yep, current Nebraska weather has everyone's car color turned to white with all the salt on the roads!

Mert said...

I would believe it was clean, but only because I am at your blog, LOL! :D Happy WW!

Bex said...

Lately I've felt like I live in Alaska. My car looks about the same!!

local girl said...

And I thought my car looked bad. LOL!

wayabetty said...

I love visiting my in-laws for one reason, my FIL is a neat freak and he would wash inside and out of my van, you can actually eat off of the floor!! Unfortunately, it doesn't stay clean long.

Jan said...

That's why my husband says you should get a white car - so it doesn't show up as much. I don't think that works though. At least you have a good reason not to wash your car though.

MC Milker said...

So? I don't see what's wrong :-)

That's one trait I took with me when I moved out to California - not washing the car all winter. Appalling behavior in LA. You can take the girl out of winter; but you can't take winter mind set out of the girl.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Uuugh! My car is just as diry and it gets on my light gray coat everytime I put the kids in and out of their car seats. I look like a dirty bag lady by the end of winter. I refuse to clean the coat until spring because it costs $50.00 to clean it:)

amy said...

Nice choice for a pic this week!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

In Georgia we have a red tinge to our vehicles.

Karen said...

I think you've got Utah beat, or at least those of us who wash our cars LOL

Thank you for your comment on my WW. The photo of the stream/river is Colorado; on the way to Echo Lake and Mount Evans, probably 2 hours west of Denver. It was raining but I had to stop and take photos. I will go back one day and spend more time there.

Have a great day!

Looney Mom said...

Bummer. I agree. Why bother washing it? At least you have a good excuse.

Kai said...

At least you can still tell what colour it is! :-)

Ma said...

Oh My! Is it that bad in Alaska? I have 2 nephews that live there. But don't know exactly where.

Celeste said...

I hate washing the car!

TorAa said...

He-he A winter phenomenon. Don't wash your car to often. Save energy and the environment.

Damselfly said...

Well, all the other cars in town must look the same way, or else someone would have written, "Wash me," on your car!

Jen said...

Sadly enough, my van looks worse. Until the thaw this week, I had frozen slush on the sides. The grime is thick enough to name. And I'm just praying the windshield holds on until late spring, then I'll replace it.