Monday, September 28, 2015
Holy Cow it's been a stressful month plus without a car but I finally found one that seemed pretty decent within my ever so limited budget. What do you think of her? Not bad for a mere $1200. And let me tell you it isn't easy finding something for that price that isn't rusted out, over 200K, or needs some big ticket item to get a sticker.
It isn't exactly what I wanted. What I wanted was a Subaru. That AWD comes in pretty handy up here when the snow starts flying. But as I said to my mother the doomsayer (she said I shouldn't buy a Volvo because they're horribly expensive to fix and then where will I be?), beggars can't be choosers. Okay. Maybe they can, but they don't have all the choices. So maybe the saying should be, beggars cannot be choosy. Regardless, I think I found the best car (and absolutely no rust, can you believe it!!!) for my money and boy, is it nice to be driving to work again.
Not that I didn't enjoy walking* to work. There were only a few rainy days and I called someone for a ride so I didn't have to walk in any inclement weather. In fact, the weather was pretty spectacular. Extra warm to start then just about perfect the last week or so. Brilliant sun, the waters sparkling, that singular smell of the river mixed with the sea...yup. There were some pretty nice days walking, and I DID notice them. On purpose. But it was stressful, especially knowing that the weather was not going to stay nice much longer. Not to mention the extra time it took (about 50 minutes) plus the searching for a car (and OHMYGOD have you seen some of the ads on craigslist? The grammar? The misspellings? I saw one ad that said "This car will defiantly take a sticker." HA!). I hardly got any writing done and didn't get around to visiting much either. But, thankfully, that's all over now, and I think I got a good deal. I figure if I get a year or two out of that car I'll be doing well. So. There you have it. I finally have a car again.
AND Holy Cow! Did anyone see the lunar eclipse last night? I had a great view of it from my porch and yard. Wow. Pretty amazing.
* Yeah, the bike thing didn't work so well. The seat was waaaay too uncomfortable and my ass was killing me by the time I got to work.