April 17th, 2019

Goodbye to the Subaru.

For the past nine years, my white 1998 Subaru Legacy Outback has been my faithful carrier to points near and far. She's taken me from Oregon to California and back, she's been lost, towed, and broken into ... and now the time has come to say goodbye. I took her to the DEQ station and failed the emissions test, and the Subaru place in Beaverton tells me it'll cost me 1330$ to replace the catalytic converter, which is money I haven't got.

Fortunately, I now live within a reasonable bus commute from my job, and shopping isn't a problem because I live in Tanasbourne. So, I'm going to be saying a fond farewell to my trusty Subaru soon, and adjusting to traveling by bus, Uber, and footmobile once again.

In all honesty, I'm not unhappy about this. The car has served me well, but I don't strictly need a car right now, and I'm looking forward to taking a break from driving. I'd rather spend 45 minutes on a bus reading a book, than 20 minutes behind the wheel staring at taillights.