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Carmageddon - shadows of echoes of memories of songs — LiveJournal
Four letters signed and sealed and ready to be posted:

• to A-Plan, saying that I'm not renewing my insurance but that I'd happily recommend them to anybody who wanted car insurance (consider it done!)

• to the DVLA, containing my logbook

• to a different tentacle arm of the DVLA, applying for three months' refund on my tax disc (amazingly, you can print out the form yourself)

• to Vale of the White Horse District Council, returning my parking permit and asking them to reconsider their car-registration-limited-permit policy to allow car-sharers and occasional car-hirers to use the parking space to which car ownership would entitle them.

The car has gone to a better place (that is, a better place than the previous one) and we have FINALLY joined the ranks of the car-free*.

That's a) an annual saving of approximately £550, not counting petrol or the (increasingly crippling) cost of getting the damn things fixed all the time; b) a win on the carbon footprint front (less temptation to drive, not that I have really had any for about 2 years, & if I do drive a hire-car it'll undoubtedly be more efficient than the old bangers I have been driving), and c) a great weight off my mind.

* not counting pto452
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simont From: simont Date: January 22nd, 2008 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
the old bangers I have been driving

My subconscious appears to have a clear idea of whose LJ post it's reading at any given time. I don't think it would ever have occurred to me to misread "bangers" that way in any other circumstances.
nou From: nou Date: January 22nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, for some reason I thought you were getting rid of pto452! I must pay better attention.
j4 From: j4 Date: January 22nd, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
pto452 is living with brrm's parents for the time being, though part of that was because I didn't have anywhere to keep her (because of the one-permit-for-one-specific-car policy here) so I could move her here now. But I am still kind of hoping that Mr Brrm will decide to buy her from me, because he would be able to give her much more love and attention (and a garage). I get this awful 'Bad Parent' feeling when I think about how much I neglect both pto452 and my piano (the piano doesn't have a name).

BTW I saw your post the other day... thank you for out-of-the-blue loveliness even if I'm having trouble believing it at the moment. ~meep~
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