Earlier this week, I drove down to a suburb of Detroit to see my friend Bethany Nixon. If you read my site regularly, you’ve seen her name before, and if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen lots of convos between me and her (@bethanylouise).
Beth is the owner of Reware Vintage, and she is also a member of Handmade Detroit. She is also about five weeks away from giving birth to her and her husband Dan’s first child. Yes, Beth is a busy lady. And did I mention that her and Dan recently bought a new house?
I hadn’t been to their new place yet, and I’ll admit that I was a little nervous about driving there. I’m a worrier. It’s in my nature. My middle name really should have been Worry instead of Sue. I looked up directions online and asked Beth if they sounded right. I asked about traffic and all kinds of other stuff. She said “You’ll be fine.” She was probably thinking “Oh, shut up.”
And, so I headed out for the drive. I was armed with a present for Roy (Beth and Dan’s soon-to-be-born son), an Iced Cap from Tim Horton’s (for myself), and told OnStar where I wanted to go. It was very easy. The directions were clear and I did not get lost. Although, I did call Beth while driving, because OnStar told me to take a different exit than the online directions did. However, the route OnStar said to go was actually much easier than the online one, so I’m really glad I had OnStar to lead the way.
Now, if you watch the video, you’ll see what the present was… It was 3 handmade bibs – made by my friend Amy of MadeWithLuv. I had a great visit with Beth. We had lunch and talked and talked, and then talked some more. Even though we were talking about everything under the sun, I came home with tons of business ideas. I can’t help it – I always get so inspired and motivated when I hang out with her!
I left her house around 5, just in time for rush hour in Metro Detroit. But I tell ya, driving around in a new car, and listening to the XM made it a hell of a lot easier to deal with the traffic!
All in all, OnStar made delivering Roy’s present very easy. I can only hope that Beth’s upcoming delivery is just as easy!