Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Day 54: More about the Car
So I spoke to the garage man at home, and have decided simply to take the car off road for a year. I am lucky, because this is easily done on the farm - I have spoken to Mother, and she is quite happy for me to tuck it away in an empty shed. The garage man says he will come down to the farm and disconnect the battery, which means that I can declare it off-road, so I don't have to tax it, and nor do I have to insure it except perhaps for theft and fire. These are pretty substantial savings, and so I am content with that. I just wish I had thought of it before getting it MOT-ed.
So the little car is going to be mothballed until such times as I need her again. Then it will just be a matter of a few phonecalls, and I can be driving her within a week. And meanwhile, if I desperately need a car to go somewhere off the beaten track, then Mother has offered to lend me hers.
So thank you again for your support and ideas. They helped galvanise me out of depression and into action, and I am happy with the decision I have made.
Total Expenditure: £2.80