Sundog โ€“noun 1. parhelion. 2. a small or incomplete rainbow.

Another Adventure?

The good news – yesterday we bought a car! It will need some work to be low toxic and fully comfortable, but for now it is enough to get us to the store without problems. We just won’t be going on hour long trips in it for now.

Within five minutes of paying for it, we were on the road heading back to Baby Beach. It was nearing sunset and we wanted to explore what having the freedom of a car felt like again.

It was great.

The bad news – while we played in the waves and walked along the beach, someone was stealing the last couple gallons of gas from our car. We naively left the car open, windows down, so it could get fresh air through it. For the thief, this plus the cover of near darkness made a tasty target to get easy access to our gas tank’s lid release lever and our gas.

It was a bit hair-raising on the way home when we noticed the gas light on – tank nearly empty!

Luckily we did make it back, but the nearest gas station is further away than we feel comfortable driving to on an unknown amount of gas with a car we are not familiar with. And so our first adventure turned misadventure in the end.

We will find a friendly bit of help somewhere to get a gallon or two of gas brought home, then make it to the station to finish filling up. This is the first time we have driven a car since gas prices became over twice what I remember last paying, a good lesson was learned last night and won’t be soon forgotten.

Meanwhile… off to snorkel today and another adventure!

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6 responses

  1. sucks about the gas but … hey. snorkeling. ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

  2. A car?? Wow. Even with the gas theft you’re still doing well. Maybe a man’s wife was having a baby and really needed that gas. We can pretend that was the reason.

    Hope the car can remain fume free for you but it strikes me that since I’ve been reading your blog that between living indoors and having a car you seem able to tolerate a little more chem stimulation, which would mean your immune systems are improving. That’s good news!!

    July 1, 2011 at 1:15 pm

  3. victoriaaphotography

    Yes, it is a shame about the loss of the gas – an annoying welcome to the real world.

    But you have to be thankful for the positive – at least the thieves left you the actual car (to get home & drive again another day).

    I guess there are lots of lessons to be learned in your new life, and locking your car & home will be among the first.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm

  4. Snez

    Hi Lisa ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congratulations on the car ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hey! I was right! You are having some adventures- the snorkelling sounds great, although shame about the gas stealing. Some people do have a lot of nerve!

    Pity though, that life makes us less trusting and carefree because of a few incidents like the gas stealing. Hopefully the misadventures will be far and few between, especially now that you’ve wised up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    big hugs ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 1, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  5. Marian Smartt

    Lisa,

    Despite your misadventure, seems like you are having a good time…so happy for you guys.

    Keep us posted!

    July 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm

  6. Sorry to not reply sooner to everyone. Snorkeling took a whole lot out of me, but I’m doing much better today. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for the posts! We filled up the gas tank today and luckily we really had our gas stolen, it isn’t a mechanical problem with the car.

    Yay Car!!

    July 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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