Friday, October 07, 2011
forget the planet
Normally I'm the sort that cares about the environment. But Nicole is taking driving lessons. Soon she will be driving. The question I have is what will she be driving? I have a small car that has a manual transmission. I would feel much better if she drove some tank of a car that has an automatic transmission. I think young drivers should concentrate on the road, not the mechanics of a car. Nicole is very uncoordinated. And I want a big solid frame of protection keeping her from harm if, God forbid she does hit a patch of ice or something! So I broke the news to Juergen that I want to buy Nicole a tank. He said not now...that is don't ask me now. But at least he knows I'm thinking about it. I found this 1988 Mercedes on e-bay. It's in a town near to us. It sells in a few days. Maybe they would let us test drive it tomorrow? That's if I can get Juergen to consider it. It happens to be an automatic. It's in ok condition. It runs. I'm sure it eats gas, but we are more worried about Nicole's safety then the planet. And after Nicole learns to drive , Thomas will need a tank.