I have been experimenting with living car free since April and am having the time of my life. When my children were younger we lived outside of town, my youngest took on a paper route and as a result I became known as simple his mom, no one seemed to know who I was without putting me in context with him.
Today, all that has changed, not only do people know who I am, I am getting to know them. So in addition to the money I am saving, the knowledge that I am consuming less, I have added plenty of new people to my life.
Great so what could be a hazard to living without a car? No, I haven’t been injured, but I could have been.
While I have not been using the car, it turns out others have. Here’s what I found when I moved my car today.
Turns out if you leave your car sit for too long nature will find a way to use what you are not. Luckily for me I didn’t get stung by any of the wasps that had called this home. I’m not sure exactly where they had made their nest other than to say it was underneath the rear end of the car. I found one more that was inside the door covering the gas cap! That one was considerably smaller.
Even finding this isn’t enough to get me to return to driving regularly, I’m just having too much fun enjoying the slower pace of life without the car.