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A Walk in the Rain

March 30th, 2012 at 09:06 am

I am still carless. This morning it was raining when I woke up. I don't mind asking for a ride home, but I hate to call someone in the morning to pick me up. For one thing, they always have trouble finding me, as my apartment complex is daunting to people who aren't used to it.

So I watched the news and it looked like the rain would soon stop, and that another storm would come through later. I headed out with my raincoat and umbrella. Before I got too far the rain started. There is a grocery store about halfway into my walk, and my goal was to reach that and take shelter until the rain diminished. But by the time I got there, the rain had stopped again, so I kept on going. When I was about 10 minutes away from work, it started again. Overall, I did not get TOO wet -- a little damp on my feet and lower legs, but I had shoes to change into.

It was a really pretty walk. There is something about the freshness in the air, the rain-washed streets shimmering with reflected light. And I was rewarded at the end with free bagels in the breakroom, and fresh, hot coffee.

After I got to work, I got a call from the owner of the body shop. He knew I was walking and he was worried about me. He offered to send a ride! How nice was that?!

So it looks like the car won't be ready today, and I'll be confined at home for the weekend. Not really a problem. I think it will mean, though, that I will do my $20 grocery shop at the dollar store, which should be an interesting experiment.

In all my walking this week I have found .25. Not a quarter, but a combination of dimes and pennies. Of course the real value was in saving gas, and getting a good workout. A 35-minute walk twice a day has to be doing something good!

3 Responses to “A Walk in the Rain”

  1. frugalgirl Says:

    That's a great exercise plan actually!

  2. patientsaver Says:

    guess that leave more time for bloggin!'

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Looks like you are making lemonade out of those lemons!,,

    Seriously, we could sure use the rain around here!

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