Tuesday, March 22, 2011

cars cars

My VW Jetta has been in California for almost 3 months. And it hasn't moved for 3 months. If you have a car that hasn't been driven in a month, let alone 3 months, you probably don't need it. Paul walks to work. (that flight of stairs he goes down is killer) So I have our Explorer all day. And I don't use it that much either. There are several places Garrett and I walk to during the day when we go out, and in the evening we're usually all together. If there was a situation where we both needed to be in different places at the same time, my in-laws have 4 or 5 cars and we could probably borrow one, (but it hasn't happened yet) and if I'm gone during the day and Paul has somewhere to be there's a couple company vehicles he can use.

I never thought we'd be a one car family, but I think we might be soon. At least for a while. My hope is that (and Paul doesn't know this) but I'm hoping that if we get rid of the Jetta then maybe toward the end of the year we'll trade the Explorer in for something bigger and eventually get a little old run-around car.

Now we just need to sell the jetta...sigh...I hate dealing with cars.

Also, I've decide to label my blog. I'm going through every single post I've ever written, and labeling it. I've been telling myself for about a year that I should start. But I never did. So now I'm going to do it. It'll probably take me several months, but I'm going to try. I've thought a lot about posts that I remember writing that I want to look up, or a recipe I posted that I want to make again and have no idea when I wrote it, etc. So that's my new project... Well, one of them.

And one other thing, Paul and I have had several conversations about making this blog (and Garrett's blog) private. The conversation started before we moved to California, and its just come up again the past couple days. If I do it, I will put reminders up for about a month before it happens so I can get everyones email addresses and invite you to be a reader. More thoughts and that later, but for now, don't worry.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I think it's great that you are going to become a 1-car family. I would love that. I go out enough though that it would seriously cut into work time if we had to figure out other ride options. Daniel and I managed to survive on one car for the first several years of our marriage while we were in school.

I'm interested to hear your thoughts on going private. I've debated for a long time, but just haven't decided.