Four Wheels

Last Sunday evening, Vivian reversed our Nissan Pulsar out of a drive way, and then crashed into the side of an incoming Mitsubishi. No one is physically hurt as the collision is in low speed. The rear bumper of the Nissan is severely damaged, even though it did not look that bad from outside. The damage was actually much worse as the back metal panel was bended inwardly, and the hatchback can hardly be closed. According to Vivian, that silver Mitsubishi was much worse, as the front door panel was caved in by the rear bumper...

So I sent the car down to smash repair yesterday morning, and it seems that they won't be getting the repair done before next week. Consequently, I won't have the four wheels this week, and I only found out how inconvenient it is without a car.

Usually it takes me 10 minutes drive to go to work from home, but now it has been extended to 30-35 minutes, including 15-20 minutes of fast-paced walking exercise. Climbing up the hill from Anzac Parade to Kennedy Street in the dark carrying a 4kg laptop + accessories is neither my favourite activity of the day. We are usually the ones that help providing transportation in a student church, but now we too are troubled by our inability to travel at will. I am still trying to work out how we can send people back home after tonight's FOCUS Team...

A car in the Sydney Eastern suburbs - you don't really need it. There are plenty of buses around the town, and everything else is in walking distance. But once you have a car to drive to anywhere at anytime, you just can't live without it...