Monday, June 3, 2013

Bye car!!

today we said goodbye to the car we were happily driving the past 3 years. or rather, that tim was driving since i dont have a license... (since a few months i have a learners permit, but... well... i will not be able to obtain an american license anytime soon... buuhhhh.. :( ). it belongs to tims parents and it made our life quite a bit easier... we had absolutely no trouble obtaining furniture, as it all was just thrown in the back of this huge car! we had no trouble getting groceries either... (theres no supermarket in walking distance of our apartment. and we got used to doing shopping only once a week, or less. very undutch! there i used to go whenever i was cooking dinner, just a little walk from my apartment). i got used to climbing in this huge thing, and very much enjoyed the royal view above everyone else.... and of course, it made me feel like a real american, sitting in a real american truck!!
thats why yesterday was so stressful; we HAD to get rid of the couch, even if it meant secretly throwing it in a dumpster somewhere, anywhere.... (i found out normally the dump we brought it to is not open on saturday, and we were there not that long before closing time. pfew..). today we got up early and drove the car to its storage, an hour away. when we had it storage ready (tim did most of the work, lucky me, it was so very hot again), we got a cab to the nearest train station, and had our very first train ride in the usa.... :) as it is sunday, the train was going only 3 times, over the entire day!! if we had missed it, we would have had to wait some 4 hours!! (thats also rather different from the netherlands!). it took forever to get back into boston, but it was actually quite relaxing to sit in the very slowly moving train for 1.5 hours....
bye bye car, we will certainly miss you!

7 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

you do seem to live in some rural backwater but maybe I misread the tale - loved it anyway.

biebkriebels said...

Must be quite depressing to loose all the stuff you have used. But it has to be done and you will have a new start here in some time.

JM said...

What a menacing sky! Maybe the car's last 'job' was to protect you from the rain. :-)

Jack said...

When you get to Amsterdam, you will need bicycles. Going from an American truck to bikes will be an adjustment.

LONDONLULU said...

Alas, the American train system is primitive compared to most of Europe! We're too car-dependent, sigh...sad to say goodbye to your car, but hope it means a nice new chapter soon!:)

Kay said...

You've had such a full taste of life in the U.S.! There are a lot of native-born who've done much less in their lives than you've done here in three years.

Tim said...

i really miss the car.. but our new car (or actually 2 cars since then) are also quite nice, and they have better gas mileage. or should I say kilometerage.