When the time came what would, should I do? It became very clear when talking to my son.. He needed a second vehicle. I decided it would make my heart sing to ask him if he’d like to have Serenity. He happily accepted and said he wanted to give me some financial compensation for it. That was not something I was interested in at all. I told him ‘Serenity’ was my gift to him.
Over Thanksgiving I drove to California to leave her at her at her new home. So what happened to Serenity? My son and wife are the new keepers of what was my home for 14.5 months.
My son said they probably wouldn’t drive her much.. maybe for his wife to hit up Michaels craft store while he is at work. 😊Of course I had to mention that a car does better, lasts longer if you drive it and not let it just sit. He said he was aware of that fact.😊
It is a happy/sad day.. definitely more happy but nevertheless still somewhat sad. I had become the ‘proud owner’ of my second brand new vehicle on a beautiful sunny day in late Spring 2003 in PA.
Reminiscing.. How it all transpired: My shiny red Ford Escort’s transmission had died in my driveway. I had owned the Escort for 13 years.. since the time I became a single mom when the kids were 6 & 2. Off I went with best friend Susan and her husband to the Acura dealer. At the heights of my career with Creative Memories; the dream of owning a beautiful gold Acura was going to become a reality! Not without a $497.63 car payment for 4 long years! Ouch it was in my budget but I planned on keeping my stellar credit. Those years flew by. Now without a car payment for 12 years it is a happy yet sad day as it feels like the Escort is a lifetime ago and the past 16 years with my reliable Acura TL has wizzed by.
Today I drive from Texas to CA where Serenity will still be in the family!
Watch on you tube how I processed my decision to ‘let go’ of familiarity and reliability! https://youtu.be/T3EhLRufK6g
Whether 6 months, 6 years or more it is a happy day to turn over the keys to my son. At 209,188 miles the jury is still out how long she’ll keep going from 0 to 60 in nothing flat.￼
For today; she still runs like a winner. And a winner she has been for me as I drove cross country 4 times, daughter learned how to drive with her, hauled my business in her for 10 years and most recent.. my ‘real’ home for the last 14.5 months.
Goodbye sweet Serenity.. maybe we’ll see you again next time I visit.
How long have you had your latest ride? What is the longest time you ever kept a vehicle?
smiles and joy,