The last month has seen both of our cars in the shop multiple times. It has been frustrating to navigate our family’s needs and errands around town while trying to hold our life together—all without a reliable vehicle. We walked, biked, and took the bus to baseball games, the pet store, and the grocery store. We found alternative means of transportation to meetings, to buy plants for the community garden… you name it.
Our life is pretty centrally located; we shop locally and participate in the life we have close to home. But then our son had a baseball game on the other side of the city, and we had a scheduling conflict. I put a call out to our neighbors to see if we could borrow someone’s car. The response was humbling.
Within ten minutes, I had mu