Gas Prices + Going Green = a New Lunchbox

It would be a gross understatement to say “gas prices are high”. Um, yeah. Due to the fact that the hubby drives a way-too-many-cylinders-gas-guzzler-behemoth-of-a-bucket-of-bolts-jalopy-that-won’t pass-smog he has decided to do something drastic go green. So he now rides his bike. To work. Every day. He decided this a week ago. Prior to the start of Hubby Bikes to Work we were out shopping when he spotted a lunch box. As he’s checking it out he notices that it has a handle with a clasp so it can attach to something and he says to me; “Hey, this can clip to my bike for when I ride to work!” I let out a little giggle because I didn’t think he was actually serious. Not that I don’t think it’s a good idea or see the wisdom in it, on the contrary, I think it’s a great idea. I just couldn’t see him doing it. So this past Monday morning he rolls up a pants leg (as yet he hasn’t located one of the hold your pants leg thingy’s ) clips his little lunch box to his bike, dons his helmet complete with the rear view mirror attachment [that he uses when biking with baby in the trailer] and off he goes down the street to work! It was a proud-but-still-can’t-believe-my-eyes moment as I watched from the window. Of course, my “Lucy” tendencies appeared when later in the day I went to the garage and for just a moment wondered why my husband’s car was still there. (Yeah, I know.) So hey, we’re saving money along with the environment, hubby is getting some additional exercise and I have a little story for the blog. It’s a win-win.

2 comments:

Meagan said...

I'm interested in knowing if your special reader continues to visit your witty blog... can you provide an update?

SAHM: Surviving Assorted Home Mayhem said...

Hi Meagan,

Yes, SR [Special Reader] continues to visit at least once daily....in case you missed it there is a post entitled; Oh No She Didn't Part 2 a couple posts below. Thanks for asking though! I know, it's quite the "blog drama" huh? LOL