Since some of you were so eager to learn about the new toy…here you go!
It is not just a toy. In fact it is a mode of transportation. After much talk, Big Monkey decided to buy a scooter. Yes…a scooter. We like to call it a scooooter. It is supposed to get as much as 110 miles to the gallon and the gas tank holds about 1.5 gallons. We have not driven that far yet so we’ll have to wait to calculate our actual mileage. And just about anything will be better than the truck’s mileage I’m sure. The scooter is to be used mostly by Big Monkey. He will be driving it to and from work, as well as the gym and other short trips in the area. I have ridden it once so far around our neighborhood to try and learn to ride it. It is a little nerve-racking but I did okay. I am not ready yet to take it out on any major roads though so I’m holding off on taking it to the gym or even CVS.
It has two places on it for storage, well three technically I guess. There is a small box on the back that locks and also the seat opens up for more storage (it locks too). At the front of the scooooter, there is a spot you could also slide some things into, like a folder or notebook. Big Monkey puts his work radio in there on his way to work. We both got helmets for the scooooter so that if we were to fall, hopefully that will help protect us.
Big Monkey is so far enjoying the scooooter quite a bit. We are holding onto the truck for right now, but if all goes as planned with the scooooter use, we will look at selling the truck. Then we will either have just my car and the scooooter, or we will buy a smaller cheap car to have on hand if we decide we need a backup of sorts. If we do sell the truck, Big Monkey could feasibly quit his job at the hospital. Right now he works there two to three times a month and it is just about what his truck and insurance payment equals. No truck=no must have money for truck and insurance payments.
Here is Big Monkey on the new scooooter. Please don’t laugh too hard and not to his face. Although he claims to not care about the jokes and all because it is saving us money (There is a little bit of debate on this matter, but in the long run…it should be true.).