We took the plunge today. We are now a one car family (sort of). I turned in the keys to the Pontiac Dad started buying in 2008, the car that my mom and sister took over when it became part of the estate. I’ve been driving it for the last 2 years and it’s been a fantastic vehicle, but in the interest of simplicity, frugality, minimalism, and so much more, it was time to say good bye.
So now we have Chris’s car, a 15 year old BMW that has begun channeling it’s inner race car, now that we’ve replaced the tires and brakes. It’s zippy, it’s economical, and it has 4 doors. It’s a great car for us currently, and if/when spawnlings, it will be a great family car. Chris is really sweet about sharing – I wouldn’t even have been able to consider getting rid of the Pontiac if Chris wasn’t so accommodating and generous.
And of course, I also have my giant truck, Gracie, but Gracie is not a daily driver. Gracie is patiently awaiting the completion of the Tumbleweed Vardo. Gracie and the Vardo will be most comfortable on open high ways and in state campgrounds, but will not be very comfortable driving downtown where I work.
I’ve begun adjusting to the whole public transportation thing. I am fortunate enough to work for an employer that participates in a very cheap bus pass system – $5 for unlimited rides, per YEAR. I love seeing the buildings and scenery pass by as I ride in the bus, things I don’t usually get to pay attention to if I’m driving. A couple weeks ago, I saw some sky-writing in progress! I really want a pair of giant head-engulfing headphones, though – I’ve already overheard a number of bizarre conversations that range from the perverse and disgusting to the pants-on-head crazy variety.
So what have you purged lately?