Unlike many RVers I don't pull a small vehicle for driving around, commonly called a "toad". So I am familiar with driving and parking my 1-ton Ford. Until we remove the camper from the truck tomorrow, I'm driving my son's Matrix. I have driven it when he needed to borrow my truck, but it always takes some getting used to.
I don't need to swing so wide on turns. There are no duallies to worry about, and the Matrix fits into any parking space. The brakes are really sensitive! This morning I wanted to return something to Costco, so I put Lady in the back of the vehicle and started out. The first time I wanted to stop, the dog bed with Lady on it slid forward to the back of the front seats. I think she was really surprised, and I thought I would have a dog in my lap before the short trip was over.
I can't back it into my parking space without having to go back and forth lots of times to get it right, whereas I can just put the truck in reverse and usually zip right into the space on first try. It's funny how most people are intimidated by the thought of driving such a big truck, whereas I am intimidated by a little car!
I ran into my upstairs neighbor when coming back from Lady's walk today, and we stopped to talk for a while. He is such a nice young man, and I didn't have the heart to complain about anything. I only have 3 more months on my lease, and I've gotten through the worst part, I hope.
I cooked a big pot of chili today to battle the cooler weather. It smells so good I will probably eat supper early tonight.