Monday, August 30, 2010

I miss my car

At times, I've considered getting rid of my car. I don't drive it very much and I have pay for its upkeep, taxes & fees, attempt to fix it and wash it twice a year. Before the great C&O ride, I realized that the rear passenger brake pads were used up. So, I parked the car at my parents' house (where the car tools live) and ordered some pads. The pads arrived and things were difficult- requiring special tools to retract the piston in the caliper and then the caliper didn't retract because it seems to be hyper-extended and broken. It's been a big mess and I haven't had my car in about a month. While living without hasn't been particularly difficult, as in I can get around by bike and if I really need a car to go a long distance, I can borrow one or get a ride, I really miss my car. Driving is fun.

In other news, did anyone notice how hot it was yesterday? I did one of those trans-Talcott rides and thought I was going to die. I went through three water bottles and a big bottle of Gatorade and didn't feel normal until this morning. You'd think that about a gallon of liquid with be sufficient for a five hour ride.

Lincoln Town Truck, as seen in Glastonbury during Brendan & Johanna's sojourn to the state forest.


Tari Ledsome said...

Oh, so you're one of the people who just can't live without a car. Well, depending on your economic status, it seems it is one of today's necessities. Your car looks so convenient, btw. I hope you still use it to this day… You can always bring it to the nearest car restoration shop! Your car can look more gorgeous and perform even better.

Nettie Christensen said...

That Lincoln Town Truck is so HOT! Who owns that one? I’m not a car enthusiast, but I do drive my own car. I find it very convenient having my own car instead of taking public transportation. Plus, having my own gives me the privilege to have a joy ride with my dog whenever I feel stressed out. You just have to look at the brighter side and see the benefits of having your own car.

-Nettie Christensen

Dewey Setlak said...

I’ve seen that car in one of the vintage car shows we went to last year. My grandfather is a vintage car fanatic and this one reminded me of him. By the way, driving is really fun and I can’t imagine myself living without a car.