Longtime readers of this blog might remember that last summer, Joe and I bought a scooter because 70 MPG for gas beat the heck out of the 18 MPG our car gets, and when we were facing threats of $5+ a gallon gas last summer, we felt like we really NEEDED to do something.
SO we bought a scooter. Here's a pictures of an in-need-of-grooming Jack modeling the new scooter:
Anyway, the scooter doesn't save us gas unless we ride it. So as long as the weather is moderately OK, we take the scooter instead of the car unless we need the car for carrying large objects or many people.
Last week we had a rash of bad weather at the beginning of the week but on Friday morning, things had cleared up. Husband called as I was getting ready for work to tell me that the weather was super nice so I would probably want to take the scooter to work. Now, something in the back of my head told me I supposed to take the car to work. But
since I couldn't remember why, I figured I must have just written off the week due to bad weather reports and all would be good. So off to work I zip on the scooter.
Fast Forward to me getting ready to leave. I'm gathering my things togheter, making sure I've done my appropriate closing-of-the-office type tasks and I remember "Oh yes....I need to remember to get directions to the place I'm looking at the drum carder today." And then it hits me.....Drum Carder. I'm going to look at (and probably buy) a Drum Carder today! Which is great.....except drum carders aren't small and I doubt it's going to fit in my scooter's top case. Crappola! And my house is 45 minutes in the opposite direction I need to go in order to see it. :-( Fie!
Well, I decide I'll head over anyway. I'll at least look at it. Decide if I want it (who am I kidding, I've been offered the price of the century on this thing...Unless it is totally inoperable, I'm sure I'm buying it) and worse case scenario, pay for it and come back the next day with the car.
I get there. One thing leads to another and I'm paying for it and walking over to the scooter with it to see if it fits. Not in the top case. hmmm. I do have a bungee cord. Um, well, let's just see.... Hey, that's feels pretty secure. I think. Gosh. I hope it makes it down the highway alright. Well, I'll keep my back against it and if it feels loose, I'll pull over.
And about half an hour later, I'm pulling up at home delerious and skeptical that I made it home
with the thing in tact. But I did!
(the non fiber people probably don't "get" this post...that's okay. I'm just amused that I got a piece of eqipment worth a few hundred dollars home by strapping it to my scooter with a single bungee.)