Yes !! There is a place called Distraction on Google Earth near Lake Michigan. But I don’t want to go there !!
My little car and I parted company last year. I had her for 19 years and she was still like new when I let her go.
After Judith died of cancer in March last year my health went haywire. My hands shook, my balance went wonky (like being drunk without having a drink). But worst of all was the soles of my feet became very tender and pushing on the pedals of the car really hurt. I thought, my friends thought, even my local doctor thought that I had Parkinson’s.
So I had to consider my future and whether I should carry on driving. A car is a must in the mountains of southern Spain. I can get the basic shopping locally, but there is always something out of the ordinary to do. Government personal paperwork screw ups, special batteries for whatever, and so on.
IF I had Parkinson’s then I knew my condition would deteriorate, my driving would be affected and I may end up not only with feet that hurt but possibly in a crumpled heap at the bottom of a ravine.
Ana, my cleaner at the time had a rickety old van which was held together by rust, so I gave her my car. It was sad to see my Rover drive off into the sunset, but, at the time, it was for the best.
Over the past few months, a multitude of physical tests in hospital came up negative. I didn’t have Parkinson’s. Yippee !! I was told I was depressed. WHAT !! And was put on addictive tablets which I stopped taking as soon as I found out that information and all the side effects thrown in. And they still don’t know what’s wrong with me !!!
My car has gone. But, I am so lucky to have friends who take me where I need to go. We usually work it when we both need something in a certain town. Or they drop everything for an emergency like Star’s illness.
Ralph xox 🙂
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