I Bought a Car!

After over 6 [wonderful] years of not owning a car, I decided it was time. Between housesitting at non-public transportation accessibly places, transporting building materials to the quarry, and always bumming a ride to trivia, the time is right.

This yet to be named steed is a 2000 Toyota Echo. I'm pleased to say that the buying process, something I haven't done in 18 years, went smoothly and there was very little run around. As long as the transmission doesn't fall out in the first couple weeks, I consider it a successful purchase.

The last 6 years of being without a car have been a wonderful experience, one that I wish many many more people went through. It helped me learn [and love] public transportation, develop a consciousness and deliberateness in transportation choices, and so much more. Someday I will have to write up some thoughts on my carless years to share all the wonderful aspects.

But for now, I get to explore what it's like to have a car again. Hopefully I'll retain much of my biking/public transporting tendencies. But I'm guessing that I won't be missing a trivia due to lack of transportation any time soon.
Thursday June 20 2013File under: transportation

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on Fri 21st Jun, 2013 01:50 pm PDT Amanda said:
An Echo! Great choice (I miss mine).
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on Sun 23rd Jun, 2013 08:22 am PDT Uncle steve said:
I AM SHOCKED!
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on Mon 24th Jun, 2013 03:06 am PDT Horge said:
Possible car names: "Eco?" or "Mogwai" (since I noticed it has a stripe on it. Just be careful not to get your car wet, and DEFINITELY don't feed it, a.k.a. fill it up, after midnight!)
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on Mon 24th Jun, 2013 07:46 pm PDT Jule said:
Well alllllright! Very nice
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on Fri 28th Jun, 2013 01:44 pm PDT Siri said:
Ahhh, I miss the bygone days of The Pickle. . .
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