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I've been a smart owner since
May 21, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
March 12, 2007
South Central Lower Michigan
My favorite things about smart
It's uniqueness and the fact it is so darn cute!
About Me
I am the mom of two grown and married children who thought I was nuts for getting a smart. The jokes on them at $4.17 a gallon! I work full time and drive a lot and smart just makes it fun to get to where I have to be. I love the convertible.
My smart's name
First inclination was "Maxwell" but I am certain that will be well used. Perhaps Buzzy because it is yellow and black. Not certain yet. I will come on it's own, I am sure.

Barb's Blog

New Arm Rest

Posted on January 9, 2009 at 6:16pm 7 Comments

Hey everyone. I finally got my new armrest installed last weekend! It is great and matches the black leather seat perfectly. It attached with two bolts and is nice and sturdy. I got it from Smarty Parts. I missed having one and now it is like it was always there.

How are you all doing in the snow? I have let Maxwell rest for the most part and am driving big brother with all wheel drive. I sure miss the warmth and the convertible! Any snow stories out there?

Happy New Year… Continue

Traffic Stopper!

Posted on August 31, 2008 at 9:52pm 2 Comments

Well, this is a first! I was waiting to make a right turn onto a rotary circle and the car coming around the circle began to stare at Maxwell! He wouldn't take his eyes off of us and the next thing I knew, he slammed into the curb and jumped up on the grass! He sat there a few minutes and then drove back off the curb and pulled to the side of the road. I felt so bad that we caused him to have trouble. I finally turned the corner and slowly approached him as he assessed the damage to his Honda.… Continue

My New Plate!

Posted on July 8, 2008 at 9:49am 3 Comments

I got my new plate yesterday and got it on quickly. I posted that and also posted a picture taken at Bloomfield smart Center in Michigan. Do those cars belong to any of you? I just loved seeing all of them together! I am over 1500 miles and really love driving my smart. It is just such a joy to jump in and go!

People are getting used to seeing me now and the questions are becoming a little less. But I still get asked what it is and how many miles per gallon does it get? Luckily, I do love… Continue

I finally turned 1000!

Posted on June 18, 2008 at 6:01pm 4 Comments

Well, today was the day and I am now past 1000 miles. I am now past my break-in period, whatever that means. MIsmart is running really well, and loves to get out and fly down the road. I continue to be asked questions all the time and the #1 is, "Where do you plug it in?" They all think it is electric for some reason. #2 "Aren't you afraid to drive on the freeway? Don't the big trucks blow you over?" I can't wait to bump into a fellow smartie and pass along that knowing smile and thumbs up!… Continue

Followed all Through Town!

Posted on June 16, 2008 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

Well, the salesman told me that owning a smart would be like being a rock star! People would pay attention to me and gather round the smart. He was certainly right about that! I was followed through town and when I got to my destination, the car following me came right up behind me, and the lady driving said, "Hey we need to ask you some questions about your car. I am from the paper and we want to do an article on you and your new car!" The next week a half page article and a wonderful picture… Continue

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At 10:38pm on August 16, 2011, spicejax said…

Barb, it's good to have you back, you should visit more often. I'm glad to hear you are still happy with your smartie. Cool license plate too.

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At 2:00pm on September 23, 2008, Stuart Berman said…
We would love to see you there!

The event page should have some details including a link for directions.

Here is a link for google maps. Click on it and then choose directions and enter your starting address to get custom directions. Looks like we will have a few people there.
At 8:33am on September 8, 2008, Shaun said…
We actually were on I69 this weekend. Went to Indy to see family so we took 80/90 to 69 and went south. We did not drive the smart because we had to take others (bummer)
At 11:49am on September 4, 2008, Shaun said…
I live in Northwest Ohio and the amish were in Hardin County.
At 9:04pm on August 24, 2008, tommyk said…
hey barb i saw you mentioned cape may. please check out the events page for a meet and greet in cape may on oct 5th at 1pm would love to see you and a bunch of smart people there
At 5:18pm on August 22, 2008, play with said…
hi barb...
thank you for the kind words...i hope the sod gets enough water too...its gonna be tough for them to water everything...that sure is a nice facility...
hope to see you sometime and say hi in person...
At 9:32pm on August 18, 2008, play with said…
hi barb...i think i saw you in i right?
At 6:17pm on August 11, 2008, Rmichael said…
small world isn't it? There were lots of things I loved about Michigan, sleeping weather being one of them, but the last winter I was there (in Grand Rapids getting my master's degree) we got 12 inches of snow over night at least twice. I had not garage and no more wish for snow. Now, being in Texas for 16 years, I miss it (but don't tell my family, they want me back and I want them here, and since I have the most children they should move here). Happy trails!
At 11:49am on August 11, 2008, Rmichael said…
Hey Barb, I grew up outside of Lansing in a little town called Grand Ledge. Now I live outside of Austin. My mom still lives in Lansing and I'd love to tell her about winter smart driving once you get the experience. She's 70 and drives a Jag, not wealthy just lucked into a really good used deal.
At 8:37pm on July 9, 2008, Michael K. said…
Hi Barb,
Thanks for asking.. That dash is from a 1993 RX-7 Twin Turbo, I got it from my RX-7 club, since it looks so cool I decided to post it here.

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