The yellow Jeep, my more-or-less faithful steed since 2008, never belonged to me. It always belonged to Landlady*, and at first it was a reciprocal matter of me keeping it running for her occasional use in return for me using it the rest of the time. Occasionally that was even useful to her, like during Monsoon visits when she left her ride at the county road and I ferried her to and from her place. More and more as time went by it just became a Joel subsidy as there was virtually no chance she was ever going to want to – or even be able to, given my various improvisations in the name of keeping it going on next-to-zero budget – use it or take back custody.
Now more lately Landlady has moved on, having no plans to maintain ties to the Gulch. And I’m afraid this week she made it official. She sent me the title.
Nobody ever gave me a Jeep before. I should probably feel better about that than I do.
*She hasn’t actually been my actual landlady for twelve years, it’s just her blog name.