Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Mode of Transportation

I finally got one. I am so excited. Honestly, I didn't want to spend quite so much, but I did and I am glad that I did.

This week I did something I never thought I would do on my own. I bought a used car and got financing. A 2008. Yes, dear friends, Mimi bought a car that was built within 10 years of her driving it and it wasn't a beater that cost less than $2000. That never happens. It is just what I need, too: good gas mileage, four wheel drive, room for gear, working windows, no leaky roof, great price and functioning seats. The seat thing is a long story but let us just say that my passengers usually got a great core work out or a good nap in while riding with me.

The whole reason I have been carless was the topic of much controversy as of late. All one really needs to know is my beloved Beast is dead. It died the week I accepted a second job that takes place in the wee hours of the morning on the top of the mountain on the other side of the island. Yeah. Awesome. So now I must wake up to be at the station at 5:45 am, leave there by 9 - 9:15 to be at work usually between 10 - 12 to then put in my eight hours. Fantastic. Especially when you do not have a reliable mode of transportation. Trust me. There are not too many friends who will help you out for a ride at five something in the morning.

Fig. 1 Yes, I bought the blue one
I managed, though, and asked around and looked at beaters and even rented a car and then, when I was dead to the world yesterday, I insisted on car shopping. Then I found it. The price was right. My bank was awesome. Now I have keys.

There is something to be said for having an enclosed vehicle with good ground clearance. Being dry while it is raining is a luxury I was okay without, but rolling up my windows and not having my car leak on me yesterday made me realize that I was okay with that luxury, too. Oh, and I don't have to worry about my music equipment getting wet, and I can lock the doors, and give people rides without apologizing for the wildlife that made it's home in my open to the elements car. This could be good.

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Maritza said...

yay everywhere I see you posting about your car I am going to say it again...I am very proud and happy for you. You go my Rock Star!!

Mimi said...

doesn't bother me! I'm thrilled!