Friday, April 04, 2008

In My Car


I drove today! I drove today! I know that sounds like a sixteen year old kid but that's how excited I am. I had no trouble at all. The hardest part was putting the key in the ignition but I leaned far forward and off I went.

I've hardly taken a photo since December; just an odd one here and there. I've been using old files on the Shutterchance blog and truthfully am running out of good shots. I didn't want to venture far from home so went to a wharf nearby and took photos. A friend was there working, getting lobster traps ready for the upcoming season and another friend dropped by. I also went to a bridge and walked along the shore to watch the ice melting. I walked over the rotting ice pans pictured above and got some nice shots. I didn't have the proper footwear but what's a little water.....

I always listen to music from other people's blogs at this time and just heard a song by an unknown to me, Danny Schmidt, that I absolutely loved - Company of Friends. I've got to check him out. In the meantime, Cold Car, by the harmonious band, The Great Outdoors, is the pick of the day. A song in the folk vein is the real story though because now that I have my freedom, who knows where I'll end up? Tom Paxton with Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound is a classic.

I started this, as usual, a little after four and had a friend drop by for a visit. Something that happened in those two hours is tomorrows blog post. Stay tuned and I'll say in advance, WOW!


12 comments:

Kat said...

Cuidado,
It only takes a single step to start any journey.

You are on your way!!!!

Ralph said...

I knew you'd do just fine! Pretty soon, life will be back to normal. Heh heh...THEN what??? Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Cuidado said...

Yes, Kat, my journey has taken another step. I'm going to the dentist all by my own self next week.

Cuidado said...

Ralph, life will be normal when I can go on my regular 8 km. hikes in the woods every couple of weeks. I was on the beach and wharf for an hour and a half today so did much better than even I expected. Yeah!!!

Ocean said...

hey ma, sorry i missed your calls, D and I were out and I forgot my phone at his place. call me tomorrow!!
Love you, and I am so happy to hear you drove!!!

Cuidado said...

Sure thing, Hon. I'll call tonight.

Anonymous said...

At a girl soon you'll be burning up the highways non stop again.

Alf

Dan said...

Just make sure that first step isn't to slip off one of those ice pans, hurt your shoulder and pull your stitches...

Astrid said...

Congratulations, I know how much this means to you, you can be proud of yourself, you came a long way....great picture.
Enjoy your driving and have a great weekend!!!

Cuidado said...

With the price of gas, Alf, I will be going only where necessary.

Cuidado said...

Dan, Dan, Dan! We have no snow or ice here - just a bit at the tree edges of fields. I bought ice shoes and am being as careful as a little old lady. I am on the road to recovery!!!

Cuidado said...

Thanks, Astrid. It's been a long haul but the freedom the car gives me will help me more than you know. I'm very independent and relying on others has been difficult for me.