Well, we made it! Today marks one full year of car sharing! In honor of the big day, I'd like to thank some of the people who made this milestone possible:
First and foremost- Steve. He's just so darn easy to share with.
The Charlotte Area Transit System. On days that I need the car, I drop Steve at the light rail station in the morning and he rides the train into the city for work. Then he calls when he's coming home and I head back to the station to pick him up.
Our out-of-town family and friends. You know who you are. You know that we plan oil changes and other car maintenance around your visits so that we can make use of your wheels.
Our local friends, who are always such good sports about coming to pick me up, meeting at our house, or running me to the fabric store.
Our mail lady. At least once a week, she leaves a big box of fabric on the front porch for me. At least twice a week, I leave boxes of finished products for her to take away to their new homes. It's a great system we have, she and I. The other day I chuckled to myself and thought, "She's my most valuable employee and she doesn't even know it." I'll have to give her a nice Christmas bonus.
So we're feeling pretty celebratory. Steve took some victory jumps in front of the car this morning before he left for work. (This just confirmed what I have long suspected- Steve really is the most fun person to be married to.) At this point, we still don't have plans to purchase another vehicle and are just going to keep doing what we've been doing. If it ain't broke...
I've been sewing up a storm this week and neglecting lots of other stuff. Except for yesterday actually, when, like a true Renaissance woman, I simultaneously made soup and mowed the lawn. I was pretty proud and looking forward to soup for lunch today is a perfect reward for my hard work.
Tomorrow I'll be back to share a few peeks of what I've been working on!