H is for Hot Wheels! - #atozchallenge 2024


Letter H
Hot Wheels!

I was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of eight approximately, and while my seizures are not convulsive there is still some potential for danger, so for the sake of safety, I have mainly chosen to not drive. 

I happen to also have a fascination with antique or vintage / classic cars and trucks, older tractors and various types of trains. This has probably been  since I was young too but I didn't start indulging myself until I was a young adult. 

I used to have more Hot Wheels, some other model cars, tractors, and at least two train sets at one time. Currently I just own these four vehicles. 

That means that these are the wheels I have available to me at this time, and they are cool of course, but they aren't likely to get me from A to B, lol.

Here's a close up of the one that I have had the longest, and "driven" the most. It could use some work I guess, but I still think it's pretty cool.

My favorite of the four is actually this one, occasionally, I load it up and drive it around, but I'd like to keep it looking nice. That means it stays parked more than it gets taken out for a spin.

The next vehicle is this one. It's a bit later than I usually prefer, as far as car models go, but it's still pretty cool.

Then there is this car that was actually left abandoned in a parking lot back in TN, when I was living over there. I figured it would probably get towed or maybe even demolished, so of course I had to save it and add it to the collection. 

All of these cars or trucks kind of remind me of some people from the past family life. I am not sure why that is but it's interesting to me.

Real Life Driving Practice - A Funny Story IMO...

One or two times, when I was younger, I did attempt to learn to drive. Some of the practice runs were mostly done in safe areas and not out on the road. 

On one of the occasions that we ventured out onto the roads, I kind of forgot to slow down more while driving on this curvy road and managed to get our then Blazer up on two wheels. 

I was kind of having an inner freak out and worried I was going to flip the vehicle but thankfully I did not. The former spouse might have reached for the wheel and assisted with that I don't recall at this time.

Pretty soon after it was corrected, I looked over and he was sitting in the passenger seat face palming. One of my daughters was in the back seat, in her car seat, yelling WEEEEE!!!, apparently she was enjoying the entire thing.

People on either side of me started yelling "Hey, why don't you learn to drive that thing", to which I replied... "That's what I'm trying to do" and suddenly it was sort of like Moses parting the Red Sea, because everyone was moving away from me, lol.

Of course I laugh at it now but at the time I was a nervous wreck and that might have been the last time that I went practicing on the open road. Possibly the last time I attempted driving at all, but I can't say for sure.

As I mentioned in my previous post I am attaching songs to events in my life. The song I have for this, is "Mi Vida Loca" by Pam Tillis, since she actually says in the song, "I take corners on two wheels". :P

That's it for the Letter H, I hope you will return tomorrow for Letter I. Until then I hope you have a wonderful day or evening, wherever you may be. 


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