Old 12-23-18, 06:26 AM
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I'll add that for about 4 months from just before Rowan's accident until a little bit after he came home, I did not drive a vehicle. Actually, I hadn't driven a vehicle in a number of years, but in those 4-ish months, we did not use one of our vehicles.

Friends drove me into or home from the hospital a few times, but mostly I took the bus.

I got groceries by walking to the little local shop or going to the grocery store near work.

I ran errands at lunch time in town.

After Rowan had his accident, there was a moment where I thought, "What am I supposed to do?", but then I just reverted back to what I did when I was car free for 6-ish years in Canada.

Was that a highlight? I'm not sure I would call it that, but nevertheless, it did feel good to know that I could still be car free if I wanted to be.

And I learned more about our local bus system.

I also learned about the local delivery service(s).

After that time period, I did relearn to drive and do drive on weekends ... mainly to take us and our bicycles to a quiet location to cycle. But as usual, during the week I take the bus into town, and run errands mostly by walking.
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