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Car-Dependency, Part 3

“So there I was..,” with only a radiator to replace and a whole day to do it, and in my own driveway to boot. Not a bad start to a Sunday, and a lot better spot than the last time … Continue reading

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Car-Dependency, Part 2

As I walked uptown towards work, I considered my situation and quickly realized that things could have been far worse. All I had to do was call The AAAuto Club after my shift for a tow, catch a ride back with … Continue reading

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Car-Dependency, Part 1

One of the troubles with living in the suburbs is how dependent it makes us on our cars, especially when they are not dependable. Our old green van had been trundling along quite nicely since we moved out here in … Continue reading

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… But not quite yet.

So, having determined once and for all that the Chevrolet Suburban is the One True Vehicle for us, there remained the simple task of acquiring one. Right. Just like that. How hard could it be? History shows that when that … Continue reading

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Disappointment

I was so excited about biking over to the next town to get groceries this morning! I’d been itching to get out and ride for a few days, and I really want to be more deliberate about Doing the Right … Continue reading

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Here’s a Dilemma…

Do I bike the 16-mile round trip to the next town for groceries, or spend the afternoon trying to get the car running right? I got a diagnosis from the shop that it’s a gummed-up EGR valve. Fortunately, I have … Continue reading

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So Much for Shopping Today…

The Little Red Wagon was running very badly on the way to the store, so we bailed on the shopping, took it to a garage, and just got an estimate…for a $650 repair! Ay carumba! And that’s just what it … Continue reading

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