The closest Repair Cafe to home is 4 hours away – so that isn’t going to work for me, but it’s encouraging to learn that people are getting together to learn how to fix things in this culture of planned obsolescence and a legal necessity for “right to repair legislation“.
For myself, the reminder that these things can/should be done is the most important thing. For example, I would love to know how to darn socks. And maybe I can’t make it to an in-person gathering, but I could probably learn how to do it on YouTube. So, thanks for bringing the idea into my attention, CityLab!
Last Tuesday, a car driven by a middle-aged woman veered across the double yellow line on a road nearby, and hit an oncoming vehicle head on. She was killed instantly and the driver of the other vehicle died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. His passenger was also severely injured.
The event hangs with me because it’s so easy to become complacent on roads near where we live. If there is an intersection which rarely has traffic, it’s easy to start cutting corners, and maybe letting the speed creep up in areas that we know well.
This was a startling reminder not to take things for granted on multiple levels.
Drive like you mean it.
Remember to do the things that are important because tomorrow someone could cross the double yellow line and you could be the one she crashes into.