Today, I am going to say I am thankful for my car. I don’t have a long commute, less than three miles one way, but do spend a great deal of time in my car! My car is a 2006 Dodge Caravan with comfy leather seats and a DVD player. I bought this car right before we moved home from FL. It made the trip with 3 humans, a dog, 3 cats and a guinea pig quite comfy. It has been a very reliable car (not so great on the case mileage, but I have no car payment….)
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or have read some of my past posts, you might know that I am the “Concert Chauffeur Extraordinaire” for my daughter and her friends. They attend many concerts… bands I am sure most of you have never heard of, unless you are into metalcore music. If you don’t know, don’t ask! Some think it is hateful violent music because it has “screaming” parts but that is not the case for much of the music. I’ve actually learned to like some of the bands, and can be heard singing and head bopping in the car!
Anyway, back to my car. My daughter and her friends are 15 years old. Totally trustworthy, I have no issues with them being able to handle themselves appropriately in the concerts. Most however, are a good hour from home. I am not real comfortable leaving them and driving an hour back home, just in case something were to happen, or something happen to ME on the way home. If I am all the way back home, I can’t be there in a matter of minutes no matter how fast I drive!
Instead I choose to hang out in the area of the concert venue. During the summer months, I would explore the area, or just hang in the car. With my IPhone, I can amuse myself for hours with games, social media and movies TV show on Netflix or Hulu Plus!
This week with two concerts, I will have spent a great deal of time in my car in Philadelphia! I have found a great parking garage that makes it pretty comfortable even with the cooler temperatures! I survived quite a long day during the summer in an 88 degree garage, so a 45 degree garage is not too much of a problem with a couple blankets! I mean parents who watch their kids play sports have to endure weather extremes, so this really isn’t that different!
People think I am CRAZY, but you know, it is like my own little cocoon! I am all alone for that time, no one to interrupt my TV show, or ask me to do something. In a strange way it is my little oasis to unwind!