Well, Amoeba spent a week in Louisiana, came home for a few days and then flew off to Hawaii. He came home from Hawaii for a few hours — literally just long enough to get the clothes in his suitcase washed and repacked — and drove to Seattle where he is now.

I have been busy, too, but not jet setting. I have been right here at home gardening and cleaning the garage. I had to clean the garage because we bought a second car. Well, it is sort of a car …. It is street legal and we have it licensed and insured, but calling it a car is kind of ambitious. It is a little electric Ford TH!NK Neighbor.

Buggy

I call it a buggy and I love it. It only goes 25 mph, but that is plenty fast enough in town — and one can still get a speeding ticket in it on many of our local streets. (No, neither of us have done so nor do we plan to). I told Amoeba I would happily trade him cars. He can have the Malibu and I will have the buggy. He said no — then he got in the Malibu and went to Seattle!

Of course, going to Seattle in the buggy could be an ordeal since one would have to make at least 3 eight hour stops to recharge the battery along the way. And I am happy zip, zip, zipping around in the buggy.


Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com. Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives in the Pacific Northwest. When she is not doing book reviews or creating curriculum literature units, she is working on writing the next great American novel. You may visit her writing blog at http://charlene-amsden.com.


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16 Comments

  • musingsNo Gravatar says:

    Oh wow! This is just the coolest thing! I wish we could have something like this, but there’s no place I can go at only 25 mph. If it could go 40 mph, it would be maybe practical for Hawaii. πŸ™‚

    • QuillyNo Gravatar says:

      Kay, I wouldn’t advise this for heavy traffic. It is a light, little, sprinter made for “neighborhood” trips. It is very small and won’t fare well in a collision.

  • Barbara H.No Gravatar says:

    Quite a ride! Maybe you can moonlight as a caddy. πŸ™‚

  • Barbara H.No Gravatar says:

    Believe it or not, I just read about a book who has as one of its characters….Super Amoeba:
    http://www.5minutesforbooks.com/16410/squish/

  • JimNo Gravatar says:

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    This is a fun car, Quilly! πŸ™‚ It won’t need air conditioning that is for sure! Do people use them in the winter too? I am sure it has a side curtain to keep the cold winds out. Probably no heater though.
    It reminds me of the Vespa motorscooter I had in the service. It gave us two car luxury.
    ..

  • BevNo Gravatar says:

    What a fun ride this cutey would be on local streets!

    Some folks have golf carts that they drive around the neighborhood; those are not street legal though. They need something like this to drive to Walgreens and Dominicks which are just outside of our development because our newsletter often prints a reminder that golf carts are not legal outside our gates.

  • BettyNo Gravatar says:

    Cool! We could need those type of vehicles here. They would really be useful. I can just imagine you driving it.
    Glad you are enjoying your summer. πŸ™‚

  • AkelamaluNo Gravatar says:

    Gosh you have both been busy! I love the little buggy. πŸ™‚

  • church ladyNo Gravatar says:

    I have always wanted something like this to dart around our property and through the local neighborhood. I didn’t know they made these street legal. I’ll bet you see alot of them in Florida (the retirement capital of the world!).

  • StacyNo Gravatar says:

    What a cute little buggy. It would be awesome to be able to use something like that for short little trips to the store and the like, but we’re not set up for that. I’m wondering if our mountainous terrain might not also be a problem.

  • GattinaNo Gravatar says:

    What a beautiful car !!!! I am jalous ! I want the same !! Nice to hear that you are well and A. jetsetting not around the world fortunately but around the States ! Keep your washing machine on for the next stop !

  • DougNo Gravatar says:

    What a cool gizmo. Congrats.

  • ShellyNo Gravatar says:

    My friends Bob and Kappy have a Think…they live out at Roche and it’s so much fun to buzz around in…loove it! Gotta admit I’m a little jealous of your new ride πŸ˜‰

  • BillNo Gravatar says:

    I can see you scooting around the streets of Friday Harbor in that. You are going to enjoy it.

  • ThomNo Gravatar says:

    Oh here it is. Cute little thing. I’ll be interested to see how your electric bill jumps. But it’s still gotta be better than the gas prices πŸ™‚

  • RavenNo Gravatar says:

    Too cute! Is this the one with the tail-light problem? It’s so adorable. I want one too!

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