I carefully navigated my way towards God's country. It was a long, comforting drive as I listened to National Public Radio, drank green tea, and enjoyed a pungent cigarillo. I realized how much I have missed this freedom -- the freedom to drive and the freedom of having a reliable car. I vowed to never take it for granted again as I pulled back into my driveway, carefully locking my car, and putting the key in my pocket. I stood for a moment admiring my car before heading inside.
Now my attention turns to getting Rosa involved in this kind of freedom. Rosa had some money come via check and we are looking for her a used car. Something reliable. An older model of Japanese make. I found a late model Toyota Corolla, but it has a lot of miles. Rosa is excited and will buy anything at this point. I have had to temper her exuberance. Hopefully, we will be able to find something soon. I am afraid she is going to buy any old beater just to get on the road.