I have to sell my car in the end— it turns out that the parking at this residential block is owned by particular flats. There is in fact a map on the front door showing where each flat’s parking space is, and the unmarked (and unsignposted) gravelly area at the front of the building used to have markings which have worn away.
In the end it’s the perfect time and excuse to sell it actually, since I have hardly used it in the last two years and it’s no longer serving as extra storage space. The scope of my daily activities these days is much more modest and needs to be gradually rebuilt, so it’s better to take the money saving which could be used to buy another car in future anyway.
The car was also an important backup for when my knees were too sore to ride the scooter, though usually I just end up becoming reclusive until I am rested enough to ride it, since the injury is always avoidable and self-inflicted through OCD and through not being able to do stretches and yoga (again because of OCD). But this is improving again now. There’s also the option to just buy a mobility scooter for this case.
Overall though if I am able to keep strengthening (and not aggravating) myself again I won’t miss the car (practically-speaking, not emotionally), and it will be nice to not have to worry about the necessity of driving it occasionally in order to keep it working! When I think of the financial cost over the last two years of hardly using it (£3000), that just motivates me even more to sell it! It is the perfect time though, since to do such a big thing needed a big justification, plus I have no choice now anyway 😆. It was never going to be an option to let this accommodation opportunity pass by for this even if I had known up front.
Plus, since I repeatedly dreamt this as a child, I’ve long believed that it’s my destiny to drive one of those covered mobility scooters in the rain, going on adventures. Just how cosy would that be? In the dreams, I had all of my soft toys lined up in the back 😆, but apart from that the rest of the dream has always remained to some extent.