Sunday, November 13, 2005

Milestone: Our son is now the proud new owner of an old car

. . . and we are now the kvetching new payers of a whopping auto-insurance bill.

On the plus side, our son paid for the car out of the money that he earned over the summer by participating in a physics research project. He also bought the car upstate, which, rumor has it, means that we’re paying roughly half what we’d be paying in insurance if he’d bought it anywhere within hailing distance of the New York City metropolitan area. And, if his drive home for Thanksgiving goes well, we won't be buying any more airline tickets for him, either.

I’m trying not to think about my son driving around in the dead of winter in the rain-soaked or sleet-covered or icy or snowed-in roads of upstate New York. I’m trying to remember that he is now able to participate in his fencing club again, now that he no longer has to wait for the college shuttle bus to take him to the college’s off-campus housing (which is where they house the students when they run out of room[s] in the on-campus housing). It’s so nice to know that my son now has an opportunity to take his nose out of his books occasionally, now that he doesn’t have to worry about the shuttle getting him home at 1 AM on a school night.


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