Let me just start by saying that I love my little Ford Focus. I do.
It has done me well these past six years, helping me move from apartment to apartment, and making countless trips up and down I-95. And I have always marveled at how deceptively big it is on the inside – which has been extremely handy in those moving trips.
But this past Saturday I think we finally found its max.
We went to IKEA. I was sure that the bookcase we had our eye on would fit in the trunk, considering we’d previously bought and transported a TV stand and desk without problems.
BNF was sure that the car was too small.
Turns out, he was right this time.
I suppose it didn’t help that the bookcase came in four different boxes. And it also didn’t help that we decided to purchase a GIANT rug in the same trip.
BNF worked some magic with the twine, and it was my brilliant idea to stick the rug through the back windows.
Here, it looks almost comical. On the way home from College Park, however, I spent nearly the entire ride facing backwards, just in case something decided to slide out – poised to grab it if it did.
I’m sure that would have helped.
Regardless, we made it back in one piece, with no lasting damage to the little Focus, and losing nothing along the way.
And while this trip was a success, I suppose, I’m still fairly certain that next time we’ll use an SUV.
Though, as Mama said when I emailed her the photo, “Nothing sticking out of the sunroof – you’ve got plenty of room!”
I’m sure that would have worked if we’d gotten pulled over.
Update – the finished product!