This is the day I am giving up driving. It is enough. My eyesight is going, so is my reaction time. And no, there is no public transportation to speak of. I will rely on the kindness of friends and relatives and otherwise not go anywhere. Another step towards Valhalla.
That sounds like a good decision and might save your life or the life of others, if you were to get in accident as a driver without good eyesight or reflexes, so good on you for that.
Sounds like you're lucky in that you don't need to go many places, that's a goal of mine as well, and that you have nice folks offering to drive you places.
I've been giving rides to a friend who also recently gave up driving, and it gives us time to spend together, often stopping for a meal or a walk somewhere, since he doesn't get out much. So, in a way it enhances his life to have friends taking him places, though he's also lucky to live where there is a senior van and public bus nearby.
Since the pandemic, there have been more restaurants and stores delivering, or offering curbside pick up, making living without running errands out in public much easier. Hopefully you'll have an easy transition into not driving.
I love woody and arlo Guthrie. Didn't know there were chidren's songs, but this would have been my kids. Sorry you aren't able to drive with your vision. I wonder if they have senior transportation. I hope your friends step up and help. It is nice to drive with others.