I am always amazed at what the universe like to throw my way. Last week from the actions of others I chose to change back to a choice that was made 3 years ago and all agreed. As my daughter and I were talking it over while enjoying our choice for dinner and driving home I blew the two front tires on my car as we went over the railroad tracks. This is not the change…
About six months ago I told my heart and the universe that we needed to look at lowering our carbon footprint. I know this was going top need some changes on our part. We live very close to town and buses run here all the time. So I was thinking of getting a smaller car that uses less petrol. But I was also thinking that we needed to learn about buses. (This was not the change)
As we drove home with the blown tires. I was very ill knowing how much I was in for on the cost of replacing the tires. Which sits about $700 dollars. I am not rich and I scratch and claw for every dollar I have.
But in wishing the universe heard my thoughts. As I was looking at a smaller car… One that would use less petrol and be kinder to my budget as I was using close to $60 a week in petrol. The idea of a town car that used less was very appealing. I started to look at the new MG. Which was very appealing with all that it has and the amount of petrol that it uses. Thus lowering my usage. But the plans of the universe and you do not always walk hand in hand. So there is not a way to always be ready for these changes. Little did I know that the changes were going to be thrust upon us.
There was more damage done than just blown tires and the cost of talking to the insurance is not worth the hassle of trying to see if the damage would be covered. As it was motor related and I am not sure if it can be linked. Since I cannot with good faith say that they were. So in that issue I have made the choice to walk away from my car and look at riding the Metro Bus which I am not to crazy about. As the time that will be wasted is not very favorable. But the big picture is that it creates to solutions with one problem that might turn out to be a blessing. So here we are looking at changes that the universe feels we need to do. But at the same time we are saving about $200 a month in keeping up the car by using the buses.
I am not fully sure about the carbon footprint issues linked to car vs buses as we are driving longer distances and time in a vehicle. But then again right now there are savings, hmm. But I want to leave the world better for my children and if this is what needs to be done the pain vs the gain will be worth it.
Japanese cars are the best when budget is tight. That’s why I had my Pulsar. Repairs for European cars are far too expensive.
I was driving a Ford thought that was the wisest choice for us as a family. But in the end it was not. Lessons learned…the hard way.