Our third child, Scott, is a freshman at Louisiana Tech University. LA Tech is a short drive from our house, but a tad too far to drive everyday, so he lives in the dorms. Now, when our daughter went out to school in Utah, she did not take a car. We figured it was much easier for her not to have one. A) She had little experience driving in the snow, B) It was a looooong drive out there, and C) more importantly, upkeep on it was more of a hassle than it was worth. Besides, being a student at BYU, you can walk anywhere you need and usually want to go.
So, why you may ask does Scott get to have a car? Well, there are several reasons. First off, since we live so close, he can drive home on the weekends if he wants. He could even come home in the middle of the week if he needed to. Also, church is not within walking distance, and even though he could probably get someone to pick him up, he just likes to be more self sufficient. Pretty much the car sits in the parking lot during the week. You may think I don't know what I am talking about, but the credit card bill comes to my house, so I pretty much know if he is driving the car a lot.
LA Tech is on quarter system, so first quarter is over with. He had his finals Thursday, and then he was off down the road for a long Thanksgiving holiday. Just a short distance down the road, and Scott had a bit of a surprise. As you can see, he had a flat tire. He called to let me know he would be late and that he was ok. When he got home, I was not expecting it to be as bad as it was. Needless to say, the next day, the car got a new tire. It's kinda a bummer, as you can see the tire still had some pretty good tread on it. Oh well...Just happy Scott got home safely.