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The lack of reverse...

Well, it appears we are about to become a single car family. Scratch that. Are a single car family.

The Husband's car, Scarlett, has decided to have a hissy fit and refuses to go in reverse. The car, a Saturn, is 11+ years old and not worth the $2K to fix the transmission. Thus, we are going to experiment with the Husband commuting to work on the bus with a combo of bike or me dropping him off at the local kiss-and-ride.

This whole thing makes me nervous. What if my car gives up the ghost? It shouldn't. It's a 7 year old Toyota under 100K. More than that, part of me doesn't want to be trapped in the house. That's not the plan at all. But it is still a worry.

Meh. I would say timing could be better. But there's no good time for a car to lose it.

On the good side of things, Scarlett will be a nice tax write-off and I get to park in the middle of the garage.

Gotta always look for the bright side.


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Aug. 1st, 2013 12:37 pm (UTC)
Bummer, but at least you're not a no car family. I dread having to take my truck to the shop, as I feel almost trapped. Not that I could not rent a car (but I'm too cheap to do that for just a day) or take a taxi, it's just the loss of being able to go wherever/whenever.
Aug. 1st, 2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
It is that loss of mobility that makes me feel trapped. But, the Husband says the car is mine and he can bus it. I'm good with this.
Aug. 2nd, 2013 05:19 am (UTC)
And you get to be the shining light that comes to the rescue in case there's ever an issue with mass transit :-)
Aug. 1st, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
Aug. 3rd, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, I hate it when we have a car in the shop. We have such different schedules that it didn't work as well as it could.
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