Woodworking vacation #12: Full circle

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Blog entry by Betsy posted 05-30-2008 06:43 AM 1212 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 11: Final day - third, and final entry Part 12 of Woodworking vacation series Part 13: Starting to plan my next vacation. »

I know that some of you have been following my “adventure” of a woodworking vacation which started with a car accident. Well tonight I’ve put it to rest and bought a replacement car. I had forgotten how horribly boring and draining looking for a car was. I’m glad it’s not something I experience every day.

I was leaning toward the Honda Civic Coupe—- but after driving it, I did not like how it felt or how small I felt behind the wheel. So in the end I settled on a Honda Fit. It’s actually a pretty cute little car. It has just about as much hauling room as my Santa Fe when I put the seats down which solves my issue of finding a car that I could also haul the occasional lumber purchases home in. Also, I’ve been having trouble getting in and out of my Santa Fe because of my legs so this car solves that problem as well as it is lower to the ground. I would have kept my Santa Fe until it fell apart despite the issue of getting in and out——just because I hate to trade in a perfectly good car. I guess this is one of those little things that you try to use to convince yourself that things happen for a reason.

So thanks for following along and sending along encouragement———I’m just glad this part is over!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#1 posted 05-30-2008 08:29 AM

With gas a $4.00 a gallon, I wish I had a Honda Fit. I comute 41 miles round trip to school right now. I go both ways in rush hour traffic so I get really poor mpg’s it takes close to 4 gallons, $16.00 a day. It’s killing me! When I stsrt school it was only a little over $2.00 a gallon. To take the bus is $3.50 each way, and 2 hours plus 1/2 mile of walking. that makes for a long day. I’ll see what it’s like in Sept. when we go back. there are only two more weeks left before the end of the quarter.
How are you feeling since the accident?
Are having fun with your new planes?
I have the Low Angle Jack Plane and I love using it. I bought a RH Scew Plane and hardly ever use my LA Block plane any more.
I love hand tools
Enjoy and be Safe,

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#2 posted 05-30-2008 11:23 AM

Congrats on the new car, Betsy. I agree that shopping for one is definately not as interesting as browsing a Woodcraft store but it is one of those annoyances that we have to put up with from time to time.

Have fun.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 05-30-2008 02:12 PM

I like that you pointed out that you can use that car to occasionally haul lumber. I can fit a sheet of plywood (if it’s cut in 1/2 lengthwise) into my honda civic and have fit over 9ft long boards in there as well without anything hanging out the back/windows. People don’t realize how much can fit into a car and taht pick-ups/large SUVs are not necessecary for most (I realize many people do in fact need them though). I’m glad you like your car. I’ve heard they are quite nice little machines.

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