New car

For those of you who saw my blog post a few weeks ago about my car being stolen, here is the happy ending to the story: the very first photos of the new car I bought to replace it!

This car is basically identical to the one that was stolen, except for the color, and it's going to work out just fine. The local shop just finished installing the hand controls I require to drive, and the electric lift I use to get my scooter in and out of the car.

Scooter loaded in the back of the car

I spent almost two hours with the technician, adjusting the lift so that it's customized for exactly what I need, and it's working beautifully! It's actually easier to use than the same lift was in the old car. The new hand controls are good.

Karen behind the wheel selfie

I think you can see in this photo (behind the wheel of my car at long last, after almost ten weeks driving a rental car that didn't have a lift in it) that I'm SOOOO relieved!!!! I can feel the accumulated stress starting to ease off, finally, as the pieces of my life fall back into place.

And what a coincidence, that I was able to bring the car home on my birthday. What a fantastic birthday present!!



If you haven't read AN ECHO IN THE BONE, Book 7 of the OUTLANDER series, there are SPOILERS below! Read at your own risk.

The kids, being kids, hadn’t seemed to suffer much from that sense of being ... otherwhere. Mandy, of course, had been too young and too sick to remember anything, either of her life in North Carolina or the trip through the stones. Jem remembered. But Jem--he’d taken one look at the automobiles on the road they’d reached half an hour after their emergence from the stones on Ocracoke and stood transfixed, a huge grin spreading across his face as the cars whizzed past him.

“Vroom,” he’d said contentedly to himself, the trauma of separation and time travel--Roger had himself barely been able to walk, feeling that he had left a major and irretrievable piece of himself trapped in the stones--apparently forgotten.

(From AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 26, "Stag at Bay". Copyright© 2009 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)

I, too, am more than ready to put the trauma and the inconveniences of the last couple of months behind me, and looking forward to finishing out 2022 on a positive note.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Glad this worked out for you.

Amy F said...

How awesome Karen! Happy Birthday and a have a good Thanksgiving too! Happy driving!��

Janice said...

Karen, I’m so sorry this happened to you. So glad you’ve gotten a new car with all the equipment you need. Happy Birthday!

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