Well, the van is fixed. It’s no longer safe for highway driving. I don’t exactly understand what happened to it, other than some plug thing falling out and the engine overheating etc. It’s ok to use it for local stuff, but no longer highway worthy.
I will go pick it up at the garage today and bring it home, take my stuff out of it, and return it to my neighbour. He’s not going to be happy with me. He will worry how I will manage without a car. But I am not willing nor able to sink more money into a car that is not mine. I am not willing to drive such a rickety old car anymore. It served us very well and I will be forever grateful. But I am no longer prepared to take the risk anymore.
Luckily all the shops are local and there is great public transport and in a pinch I could always cab it. My friends that have cars have offered to help out too. Hopefully this is only temporary anyway because those visas will be coming soon (Do you hear me Uncle Sam?). I have looked into car rentals for when I have to drive down to NY – not cheap. I wondered if perhaps I could rent a car for a month and it would be cheaper. Nope.
It totally bites that I have a NEW town and country van parked in my garage in Monsey and I am stuck up here in Montreal without a car. Why is this? This will explain.
Having a car spells freedom for me. I love to get behind the wheel and just drive. Truth is though, at the moment, I feel like I never want to drive on the highway again, after what happened last week. The KoD and I will work it out with weekends etc – but again, hopefully we won’t have to do this for much longer.
I need more coffee.