This past week, I had to face reality — I needed a new car.
I had been driving a ’97 Honda Odyssey (small mini-van) with 220,000 miles. I loved my car — It fit me perfectly. I was totally bonded with it; I wanted to be driving it forever!! It was my rolling studio – It carried my clay, my pottery, our bicycles, our camping gear, kiln shelves, more pottery, so much crazy stuff!
It had been across the continent numerous times — California (Pacific Coast camping), Vancouver Island in Canada (camping and biking), Colorado (clay workshops), Idaho (biking), North Carolina (clay workshops), Florida for a Shuttle Launch (Astronaut relative), Arizona (NCECA/clay conference), many trips to my Farm in Wisconsin, and of course, it truly was my ‘rolling studio’ driving all over town.
But it suddenly developed an ailment that, with the mileage, we didn’t want to deal with (it was still very driveable). We decided to retire my wonderful vehicle — And get a new one; another Honda; a happy Red CRV (Hondas seem to ‘fit’ me really well).
I now need to ‘welcome’ my new car into my life. I need to introduce it to the stuff it will be hauling….
– Clay and Glaze materials
– My Bicycle (even though there’s still snow on the ground)
– A few loose Pots to rattle around
– A plate of Chocolate/Cream Cheese CupCakes (because that’s what I always make for our ‘trips’)
Now I’m set! Welcome CRV – Welcome to a life of Clay (and cupcakes)!!
Anyone else feel that their vehicle is an integral part of their potting life??