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Experience Of My First Day Without A Car.


So, as mentioned in multiple posts in the past, we were contemplating getting rid of one of our cars because I work from home and barely ever need a car to get around. Well, today is Day #1 of me not having a car at all, and so far so good. (Yea, I know, it’s only one day.) My wife is driving the Mini to work and school and I hoofed it today to the post office, the bank, the library and the grocery store. All in all, it took only about 1.5 hours to do all this and it was nice to get outside and walk around.

I picked up a bus pass at the library so I can use it any time I want to without having to fish around for spare change, and I have signed up with FlexCar in case I ever need a car for a few hours. Overall, it feels pretty good to not have a car, not have another car payment, and have one less car to pay insurance on. It also feels great to know that I am doing something to help the environment, even if it is only in a little tiny way. A friend of ours bought the car for her 16 year old daughter, and the girl is psyched to have the new car. It went to the dealer first to get checked out and it passed with flying colors…the tech even said the car was like new. That is what taking care of the things you own will get you, and it allowed us to get top dollar for the car. Score!

Be sure to stay tuned for that first day when I am furious that I don’t have a car, as I am sure that day will come. In the meantime, I guess I will go find a new pair of shoes and look into that Vespa we always wanted!


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  1. donna jean says:

    Glad to hear the first day went well. Just having one car would also reduce spending because driving cross time, on a lark, to get something would suddenly take extra planning and thought — something that may rationalize the need/want away.

  2. david says:

    Thanks Donna…we are looking forward to seeing how it goes!

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