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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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wastededucation
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.
gaaneden
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.
wastededucation
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 :-)
strixluna
Aug. 1st, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
evildmguy
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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