I bought a Smart Car

I hope it was a smart thing to do.

It’s noisy.

The wind blows it around,

I dislike the wind. It’s a tiny bit scary when the wind blows thru the mountains

I’m having a heavy wind experience here in NM. But the drive back from El Paso TX to NM via the Chamizol Nat’l Park was so mind -blowing – beautiful ……..

the sky so dark with white and gray clouds against the blue black mountains at dusk

so incredibly unspeakably beautiful,

I have no words to describe how they made me feel, so fortunate to experience, I wanted so badly to photograph what I saw, but I could only quickly glance over and over at the sky while keeping my hands firmly on the wheel unable to pull over to take a foto. yelling OMG, OMG keeping my speed steady in the wind was all I could handle missing the opportunity to record this drive, this sky, and ultimately this car.

Meanwhile back to the car.

If you don’t already know, this car was built in France it says so on the door, it is a manufactured by Daimler and is a product of Mercedes Benz. They say it has unique characteristics which I have to learn.

This worries me a bit. Repair cost and such

I just wanted a small car. Something I can tow without being scared I’ll drop it or lose it.

In fact if I can’t get comfortable towing it, I ‘ll sell it back to Carmax or someone when I leave here, which looks like maybe in July.

It’s cute, no doubt about that.

It drives hard and noisy not a very comfortable long distance ride, but its not built for long drives, more for city driving. I’m hoping I’ll grow to love it as I do my GIGI. I’ll need a name for it, french name maybe, pretty sure a girl name.


I’ll let her grow a bit before naming her, who knows she could end up being a he.

They say…….. that your Favorite Music will be what you listened to while falling in Love, I Believe that’s True

I’m so pleased with my “free” Bose speakers (that I mentioned in another post) once I learned to monitor the volume and can connect my phone to the speakers.

Some simple things are difficult and an embarrassment to ask for help when so simple, but sometimes I need help from a friend.

I listen to music in Spanish, my husband always had the best music and I lifted a few of his CD’s when I left, I listen to Jose Luis Perales, Roberto Carlos, Nicola Bardi, and others

I don’t now what he is listening to now.

I could ask him, he probably has new stuff, I could get updates.

I like country music too. My grandson says its not something he will listen to, I think he has been influenced by his Mother who doesn’t know about western music, or those ‘songs about me’.

I like classical music too though I am an ignorant listener. I had a friend who tried to teach me, but he died.

I miss him.