The background: At least 6 months ago, my husband and I were on a little road trip and somehow he dropped a nickel into the vent in the driver's side dashboard. Me, having the wonderful luck that I do, figured it would somehow manage to find its way to some electrical part and short-circuit the entire vehicle...or make it burst into flames. I do have an active imagination!
But it didn't and we didn't hear from it until last week when my husband started noticing a rolling and clunking sound every time he made a turn. So, he decided he was going to try everything he could to retrieve it. He took the car for several spins around the neighborhood until he was fairly certain the nickel was near the vent opening. Then he popped off the vent cover with a screwdriver and started searching around with a flashlight to see if he could locate it. Well, he saw it and was able to pull it out.
But when he looked at the coin in his hand, it was a dime, not a nickel.
Moral of the story: We figure we have a magic car on our hands that changes nickels into dimes. We are going to try a 50 dollar bill tonight! :)
This is NOT our car, but isn't she a bute!!!