Following from my accident on Sunday, things have been happening. For one, I have been catching public transport to work for three days now. And I can see pros and cons. The pros include I can read on the buses and get to enjoy the sights and sounds around me rather than focusing on the cars in front and beside me. The cons however include me having to catch 2 buses in order to get from home to work. 2 buses. That’s what you get for living and working in the suburbs. The other con is that public transport costs more than petrol! I think public transport is only worthwhile if you work in the city due to lack of parking out there and traffic driving in there. Else it’s a rort!
This morning, I took my car to the repair place to have it assessed. And get this. I was told by the assessor that most likely, my car may be a write-off!!!! I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t think the damage was that bad. But he reckons that replacing the bonnet and the front bumper and lights is not worth the amount the car has been insured for. For the uninformed, my car is a second-hand car and a 1995 model. So yes, it’s not worth much. Apparently it doesn’t matter that the engine is functioning well. I’ll know for sure whether it’s a write-off or not tomorrow. Sigh. It’s not the end of the world I know. But it’s a hassle. Plus buying another car would mean dipping into my savings since the insured value of this one is not that much.
I keep reminding myself of all the good things about public transport at present. But I still want a car. I was unable to attend my writing class this week because there was no way to get there. So you see, I need a car! Public transport in the suburbs sucks. Wonder if any of the pollies are listening!
So anyway, I’ve been out of it. I feel flat. Feel like I’ve lost motivation at work. Worried that I need a car asap and whether I have to buy one or wait for mine to get repaired, it looks like it will take a while. Sigh.
Until next time,