For 5 years now I have been taking the bus everywhere I go. Errands that would only take 45 minutes with a car - like taking Corina to the doctor, then back to school, and then getting myself back to the college - take 3½ hours on the bus. And I am not kidding. I did some math and I figured out that I have spent 3.9 years out of the last 5 either waiting for a bus or riding on one. That's a lot.
Well guess what! Very very soon I will have a car of my own. Tomorrow I'm taking one for a test drive. If I don't like that one, there will be another. I will have a car by the end of the month. I am so excited about it that it's nearly all I think about!
I asked one of the bus drivers if they have good-bye parties for the regular riders when they buy cars. Apparently they don't. Rude.