It’s that time again.
Not election season (which thankfully is now behind us).
It is car-shopping season (which is my second third least favorite season. Least fave: Bathing suit shopping season. Second least fave: Nasty election season. Third: car shopping).
The lease on my no-longer-new Subaru is up in a few months (I know—can you believe it? Doesn’t it feel like I just got it?) so it is time to Consider Transportation Alternatives.
I (of course) did my research on reliable transportation.
- Walking. Excellent solution in a place like Manhattan; not so good here.
- Biking. I don’t love riding in streets, and there isn’t a bike path from our house to…anywhere. Also, trunk space is highly limited.
- Public transportation. Much as I love the idea of that option, this is an area devoid of regular buses, trollies, subways, and the like.
- Uber. Welcome to the new world. Probably not in my budget or my patience level.
- Segway. I would love to have a Segway. But riding a Segway is slow. And it’s a little tricky trying to give someone a lift. And it will be cold in the winter. So, no.
- Roller blades. Um, me? ROFL. Seriously. On. The. Floor.
- Swimming, swinging from vines, hang gliding. No, no, and no.
Which leaves a car. Which means car shopping.
Which means I spent part of yesterday getting to know Fritz the Car Dude.
Fortunately, I have a few months before I have to make a decision.