I’ve been driving the “Beast” for the last couple of days (our 1988 Ford Econoline Van) until tomorrow when I can take the Fiesta in to Ford (aforementioned in the Monday 6/18 blog with the Tom Denchel website). I find myself going through my “first world” whiny phase of: “Where’s the AC?” “Where’s my Bluetooth connectivity?” “Where’s my hands-free?” “Where’s my Android Auto?” Instead of being thankful that I have a back-up vehicle to get me to work, I go to the selfish phase of my ego. Since I’ve spend the better part of 20 years getting to a career where I can (and have) been able to get the things that I’ve wanted that, from growing up in the middle of nowhere, I only thought were a pipe dream. Naturally, my resentment cropped it’s head and the heat of the van with all the windows down didn’t help matters much. Still, once I was able to get back home, get a cold beverage, and drop into a chair, I settled into thoughts of driving as the passenger in vehicles with much the same no-options (but new for the time) and all the adventures that brought to my not yet jaded mind. Eventually, I came to the objective realization that I have all that I need to have and do the best with it as such as I put into it.
Enough of this self-indulgent prattling.