It’s…a new car!!!
When last we left our heroine, she was going to get her car back. Well, the replacement transmission also failed, and suddenly the reliable newer car…wasn’t. So the hubs and I traded it in for another car, a 2012 Hyundai Elantra (not Touring) with bells and whistles. A doctor would drive this car…if doctors drove Hyundai Elantras, which I think they do not.
So our old 2000 Hyundai Elantra has survived a 2007 Nissan Versa and a 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring. Word to the wise, Touring owners. According to the Hyundai website, that lurch you feel in your transmission is a sure fire sign that you are about to undergo the same experience we did. Not so bad if you’re near a tow truck and you have a warranty, but not so good if you take a lot of longer road trips.
Straight Elantra is North American car of the year. I have high expectations, with my previous one at 300K.
But the real question–did she do any writing? Yes, she did. I also critiqued about 4 of the stories due for the Dallas workshop next week, and will get back to these efforts tonight.
Here are some useful links:
Courtesy of Jim Hines, Patrick Stewart on why domestic violence shelters are important.
Courtesy of Stephanie Burgis, Sara Zarr’s new podcast This Creative Life, which focuses on keeping the creativity flowing.
Have a great week.