Finally, my car is back! Life will be back to normal again. I know I sound like a whiny brat but I can't live without a car.
Firstly, my job requires me to travel to the far corners of the island. A customer from Australia was here last week to inspect some containers and it wasn't easy moving about without a car in those far flung places.
I haven't been visiting my parents lately because they live in one of the most remote locales of Singapore. It doesn't help that their house is situated right at the end of a long and winding road. The nearest bus stop is 3km away. Cab drivers pull a long face on the way in and shun the place if they could.
I've also come to realise that our apartment is a little too far from the main road. Of course it's no issue when I drive but after trotting up and down the hill for 2 weeks, I begin to feel sorry for the kids. SK has to leave our house at 5.55am to get to school by 7.15am. It takes me less than 15 minutes to drive him to school.
You see, my car is a real workhorse. I use it to transport soil and deliver gardening kits to schools. I felt so crippled when it was in the workshop. It's good to have it back as I have many cartons to deliver next week.
The car is also useful in so many ways. We're running out of detergent, rice, cooking oil and canned food at home. These are heavy stuff which I usually buy in bulk and you know, it's easier if you have a car.
Finally, I don't have to fret over what to wear anymore. The temperature is at an all time high, pick the wrong attire and risk melting under the heat. The best thing is, I can go back to wearing heels again but I think I'll miss the walking.
Oh, one more thing. I can bring Rusty everywhere with me now.