I've been grounded for months. Mot in the frustrating teenage, go to your room stocked with every convenience sort of way,the law has held me in check. In August I found out that my driver's license had been suspended due to a ticket that I thought had been paid but wasn't. Shortly after that, the womanchild totalled our car, so even if I had been tempted to drive, I didn't have the opportunity. Being unemployed, replacing the car has been a challenge, but this week, I got it done. A job interview on Monday took up that day, so yesterday, I spent most of my day waiting in government offices to pay my old ticket, the reinstatement fee on my suspended license, and the fee for my license. Another good part is that my new license now shows a much thinner me than the old one. Today, I took care of the new plates and title and the insurance. I'm officially broke again, but oh, it feels good to be mobile. I feel like I have some independence back, and losing that sense of being able to take care of things has felt crushing at times.
I had to drive to the county seat to take care of the tags, and that's about a 25 minutie drive on a two lane country highway. It's been one of those glorious Autumn days. It started rainy and misty and cleared to a brilliant blues. Leaves were piled everywhere and eddying in the wind. The radio in the car gives info about the songs that are playing, and I heard a good new rock song called Amen that had me bopping in the driver's seat, and I've been smiling ever since.
Now, I'm home. My errands are run. I've got blues on Last.fm's radio, and I'm wondering where the road will call me tomorrow.