March 02, 2009

Bah

Car-less in the middle of nowhere.


“I want a pit crew...I hate the procedure I currently have to go through when I have car problems."

~ Dave Barry



Associated Press photo by AJ Mast

19 comments:

Robynn's Ravings said...

Hope this doesn't mean you're stranded!

High Desert Diva said...

Pretty much.
Mark is working out of town this week.....

Sweet Repose said...

No mischief to be had, huh...just you and Trux and the whistlin' wind...sounds like paradise to me!

Golden West said...

A good time to stay in, curl up with some good movies and some popcorn. Or start a new project!

jewelstreet said...

I've always thought about having my very own pit crew! I know how you feel. I've been stranded a few times myself. Today it is because of the weather.

Btw, your pendant is almost done! Just a few more finishing touches.

willow said...

I hate that feeling. Not that I really need to go anywhere, but just the thought of not being able to go, if the mood strikes!

sherry said...

No horse and buggy? The only thing worse than no car is sitting at the repair shop for a problem that will only take "a minute to fix."

Victoria said...

I don't like being stranded, (who does?) but I hope your isolation proves to be restful, creative and pleasant. We are currently getting hit by a big snow storm... looks like I'm not going anywhere either.

Starlene said...

I haven't had a car in over a year. Not only have I saved $3500 in car expenses in the past year, I've all but eliminated my shopaholic tendencies. Hitching a ride to waste money on things I don't need seems silly in this new context. : ) Plus, I've learned to entertain myself a bit better.

Jenn said...

Bleh, well hope at least your walks to the mailbox let you feel less cooped up!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Being carless is very different when you are rural. Hope you don't go stir crazy....maybe a neighbor can get you out somewhere!

shiborigirl said...

Sorry to hear it. Time to get to some Rainy Day project now?

Good luck finding that pit crew!

Kate

Cynthia said...

There is only one cure for feeling stranded, do something. Get a new project going, take a walk, make some calls. This happens to me quite often, Charmaine...I've gotton so good at being without wheels that I often just stay homeon the weekends when everyone takes off into the city. I consider it my retreat alone time. Hope you are not too unhappy. <3

boylerpf said...

I HAVE a car and still am stuck in the middle of nowhere!

picciolo said...

what a pain, a pit crew would be great
: )

Two Dog Pond said...

Have a pizza delivered. Tell the delivery boy to wait just a minute while you find him a big fat tip. Then - sneak out the side door, jump in his car and drive to where you want to go and eat free pizza! The delivery boy can't follow you because he would have to use your car - unless he fixes it!!!

Karine said...

If you have no car, this will be a good time to re-stock your pond!! Books, music, walks with the dog. Silence.

I am such a homebody that not having a car really wouldn't bother me much. As long as the cupboards had food in them!

fly tie said...

the couple times that i've been without my car (that i can recall anyway), i didn't think i'd make it. not that i had anywhere to go. it was just knowing that the car was out there *if* i wanted/needed to go. kinda reminds me of that feeling i get when i'm internet-less in the house.

oh, but we survive. somehow. some way. :-D plus you've got a cute pets to help you out.

Hey Harriet said...

Car probs? How sucky! And I guess public transport wouldn't be very regular in the middle of nowhere either... :(