Recently my car was damaged I don't drive it much during hot weather, but now that it is cooler, and the perfect time for a convertible, it was at the shop being repaired. It was expected to take 3 weeks, but I got a call on Friday that it was ready for pickup so I left work early
I smile as I noticed my RED speck in the distance. My service rep actually phoned me last Wednesday to advise that my top had arrived and they were sending it out for installation . . . and IF everything worked out, it would be finished on Friday afternoon, ready for the weekend - so I had my toes crossed just in case
They managed to detail the interior and give it a bath. It was gleeming in the sunshine
Tony, my service advisor bent over backwards and gave me great service. He is also a car guy and used to own various muscle cars. He is looking for an Alfa Romeo Veloce 2000 GTV and I used to own one many years ago.
it feels good to have my car back home again.
On Saturday, I arrived home after breakfast with the guys in Steveston and had nothing pressing to do
so I doffed my shoes and went for a walk around the neighbourhood. It is not easy to walk barefooted on the cement pavement or gravel pathways. Then I remembered that I had to go to the bank before they closed. I made my way back home and thought that it made more sense to ride my bike. I don't want you all to think I ignore your comments (prev post), so I put on my sandals and found my way to the bank
I am not really a fan of using backpacks but I needed a way to carry my camera and tripod, while helmets are required by law in British Columbia, footwear is not
I rode around for a bit to put on a few more miles and get more exercise
You also get to see things that you don't when travelling in a car
My particular bank has two branches near where I live. I decided to go to the closer one. My original plan was to ride my bike to the slightly farther one as the bank also has a Safeway in the same strip mall and I need to purchase some supplies for the BBQ later in the evening but it was just too much trouble to "unhide" my bike
I was afraid that vandals would damage my bike if I parked it on the street, so I have hidden it out of view but since it takes more effort to bring it out, I find it more convenient to just leave it there and use my car so I basically don't commute to work with it anymore and lately I don't feel energetic enough to even use it during the weekends. It is like my bike is a prisoner of "what may happen" even though nothing may.
Last April we were contemplating a new car purchase. We paid our downpayment and through a series of errors our order got "misplaced". After brunch on Sunday (today) Mrs Skoot finally got her new wheels. It's that white Subaru VX Crosstrek on the right.
We will miss the power of our Subaru WRX sportwagon, but we feel that the more miserly fuel economy is the right thing to do