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Old 11-26-07, 05:49 AM   #1
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I almost drove to work today

Itís been a good month. The last time I pumped gas into my Tacoma was sometime
in October @$2.89/Gal. I had the snow tires put on and the oil changed in mid November
At the same time we did my wifeís Camry. I try to change the oil on our vehicles
every 3000 miles and I just turned the 3000 mile mark on the pickup as I drove it
into the lot at the shop. Thatís only 3000 miles since April. I guess the point Iím driving at here
is I donít drive all that much anymore. Iíve managed to ride the Trek into work
every day this month, so far. Well this morning I overslept by about ten minutes. Iím
amazed I didnít sleep longer but thatís a whole other long boring story. My first sense
was one of guilt for needing to drive to work instead of pedaling in, but the more I
though about it while stumbling around in the dark trying to get dressed without
waking up the bride, the more resolved I became to taking the Trek anyway. The
Tacoma is way back in the driveway behind the Camry and the old Caprice that my
daughter is using for a couple of days. I guess you know youíre hooked on commuting
when it seems easier to bike five and a half miles than it is to move two cars out of the
way and then put them back again. Anyway, I rode the Trek, arrived at work on time and
had a most pleasant ride in. It was almost 40 degrees F with little to no wind. The roads
were wet but the rain had temporarily stopped and didnít restart until I was snuggly at
work. I think I saw two cars on the way in. Now, if I can just make it through DecemberÖ.
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Old 11-26-07, 06:08 AM   #2
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One trip at a time eh?

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Old 11-26-07, 02:51 PM   #3
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So everything goes wrong- All the others have their cars parked in the wrong place- and you accomodate them.


Haven't you ever watched Grumpy old men?

Get them out of bed and moan at them all the time.

Mind you- I suppose its all your fault for getting up late.
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Old 11-26-07, 03:31 PM   #4
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Mind you- I suppose its all your fault ...... .
Well of course. It's always my fault because I'm a man!!!!

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