A New Friend


I named her Pepper.

Isn’t she pretty?

Yep, I bought a car. Finally. If you remember in this post, I talked about my old car dying. Basically, the wheel broke off. So, that generally means it shouldn’t be driven anymore.

At least, that’s what I hear.

So, it was time for a new car. I could have fixed the old one up, I suppose, but I was a bit sick of the airplane motor sound, the windows that didn’t open, the peeling steering wheel, and . . . what else? Oh yes. The nonexistent shocks. The ones that had me rattling over the dirt roads around my home like I was driving a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail.

Yep, it was time for a new car.

And not just any new car.

An Outback Subaru.

The ultimate Colorado car.

I’m in love.

I love Subarus, but this is the first time I’ve been able to afford one. (Yay for a real job!) It’s not brand new, but it runs! Now I can actually get into town again.

Once town opens up.

And I’m allowed to go back to my office.

At the very least, I can use it to drive up in the mountains or go visit the park near my house. Living out in the middle of nowhere without a car is seriously frustrating, because literally nothing is within walking distance.

Not even the mailbox.

Not even the mailbox.

I’ve seen TV shows and stuff where people have their mail delivered right to their door, and it always makes me laugh. We drive, what, two miles to get our mail? Maybe more? Going to get the mail is an adventure around here. It’s an expedition. We pack supplies and say goodbye to loved ones.

Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But you get my point. On a good day, I have a forty-five minute commute to get to work. On a bad day, it’s an hour. One way. I need a car. So Pepper is a welcome addition to the family, and I’m excited to finally have a set of wheels again.

Any exciting new additions in your home these days? Tell me about them in the comments!

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