It's okay for this winter...we have a prepaid season of storage already arranged.
We will be using the little blue car to get from here (the middle of Saskatchewan) to Ottawa next month. A 3,000 km (1,800 mile) journey. But then we will be flying to Halifax on October 15th, and the little blue car will be put away in storage.
Or, we could sell it.
The problem is that by parking it in Ottawa, when would we retrieve it, and for what reason?
The little blue car in New York state.
Okay, so let's say we put the car into storage this winter. Our current plan has us arriving at Sherman, our motorhome, in March of 2014, and driving north. If we are offered this job again, we will be driving Sherman back to Saskatchewan and of course the little blue car will still be in Ottawa...a long way away. What would we do for transportation here next summer? Don't know. Maybe we could work a deal where we have use of the camp truck for grocery runs into town during July and August. Not sure, but it's a possibility.
And then what? We have a problem looking that far into the future. It's strange enough for us to have all of this travel planning figured out for the next eight months or so!
The little blue car in Jalisco, Mexico
Or, maybe we don't take this job and find something in Nova Scotia closer to our daughter and her growing family. Well, then perhaps we drive the motorhome back to Ottawa and pick up the little blue car on the way so that we have it for use out there.
Or, we sell it and be done with it. But, it's probably only worth $3,500 at the most. And we've had it since new so we know the car inside out.
And in Colorado this past April.
I think we'll just keep it in storage. Even though it's entirely possible that it will just sit there for at least two years.
The car owes us nothing. It has 186,000 kms (115,300 miles) on it. Almost all on the highway. Original brakes and clutch still! And it's been such a good little car. That's it, I think I've talked us in to just keeping it!
Heading up to the Toluca Volcano in Mexico.