So far this new year is getting off to a great start for me, personally. I’m on the road, again!
My son bought me a car (a Pontiac Montana, actually) and helped me get the tags and is paying the insurance until I can afford to take over the payments!
What an awesome gift (and an awesome kid)!
I haven’t had a vehicle to drive, personally, for almost five years. I haven’t really needed one. For the past several years, I have worked within one to two miles of where I lived, so it was a pain, but not a problem getting to work as a pedestrian.
Now that I am looking for more fruitful employment (outside of the penny-ante remote work that I am doing from home, these days), a car has become a necessity rather than a nice piece of convenience. If I’m being honest, if things don’t go so hot, it will make a reliable shelter in case my personal financial situation continues to go south.
It’s not super-nice and it’s got some serious esthetic issues that I could go on and on about, so it was practically worth the amount we paid for it when it’s all said and done, but it’s big enough for my mostly grown family and it’s wheels enough to get me wherever I need to go without having to rely on public transportation or the kindness and patience of family and friends.
This isn’t the first time that I’ve been blessed with a gift of personal transportation. My very first car was a gift for my 27th birthday of a faded old 70 Chevy Nova. Managed to keep that car for a number of years before we finally had to trade it in to make room for babies. There are no more babies in my future, but here’s hoping that I can keep this new van in running order a lot longer than the POS my ex left me with, after the divorce, that didn’t even last three months before it broke down and was totaled.
I’m hopeful about this new car and the new year. I plan to make the most of it, no matter how many miles I have to drive.
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