Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Reading The Long Emergency
I am almost finished reading this book and last night I was inspired to walk to the grocery store (gasp). It was 7 pm when this idea came to me. My kids told me it was too dark and they were scared to go with me. My husband looked at me like I was a little nutty. To heck with them! I dressed warmly , took my messenger bag, cell phone, and iPod and walked out the door. It took 45 minutes to complete this task. We are a family of 4 living in suburbia and although not proud to admit it, dependent on our 2 cars. I rebelled 3 years ago and bought a Beetle Volkswagon which looks a little funny when it is stuffed with 2 kids, 2 adults, and 2 hockey bags. Not sure what I was rebelling against then, just that I was sick of having a huge vehicle. I am presently trying to convince my husband to get rid of his car, and have us live as a 1 car family. I know this can be done. We would just have to manage ourselves better... maybe take a bus now and then, ride our bikes for half the year, or walk. After thinking about changing for so long, and after nearly completing this book, I think I am ready to take things to the next level.