Thursday, March 15, 2007


So, we have been in the apartment for about a week now and there are still boxes everywhere. We have too much stuff here and will have to try to move some of it into our already-packed storage unit at some point in the future. Very little unpacking has been happening the last few days because we have all been feeling pretty run-down from last week's moving extravaganza and also all seem to have caught some kind of mild stomach bug. I really hate having all this chaos around me and wish I had just one full day to get everything cleaned and put away and the excess packed for storage. I may have said this before, but the most difficult part of being a mother for me so far is never having more than an hour or two at a time to get anything done.

On a more positive note, our house is closing on Friday and we will not be there. We already signed the things we had to sign and FedEx-ed them to the title agent and afterwards she will be wiring the proceeds into our bank account. So easy! It's a good thing we were able to do it this way, because I don't think any of us would have been up for the 10-hour round-trip drive.

Speaking of driving, on a negative note again, we will not be keeping a car in the city as we had originally planned because both nights that we had the car parked on the street overnight bad things happened to it: the first night two hubcaps were stolen, the second the window was smashed and the satellite radio was stolen. Now I know we were probably dumb to leave the satellite radio in the car, but it's not worth that much, and anyway you have to pay every month to use it, so I didn't think it would be a big target, but apparently I was wrong. So anyway, those two incidents combined with the hassle of parking in the city (street cleaning, etc) made us decide to just get rid of the cars and rent one if we need one.


divine angst said...

GOOD CALL. I still think one of the smartest things we did when we moved for law school was to sell the cars. We don't have a car, haven't had one in almost two years, and don't really miss it. We can rent when we need to go out of town or on trips to IKEA, and we also have ZipCars (and a smaller local company called iGo). We haven't used either of those, but we can if we need to, and that's what makes it worth it.

It does make the grocery a little more of a pain since we now live about 3/4 of a mile from the closest store, but any city where you can live without a car will have good grocery delivery.

saramel said...

divine angst, yeah the main thing we were thinking of using our car for is visiting relatives in the burbs and trips to our storage unit or ikea. But our relatives are accessible by train and there's a bus to Ikea, so the only thing we would have to rent a car (or van) for would be visiting the storage unit, and I don't think we'll do that too often. Luckily we have a really good grocery store two blocks from us. The biggest pain about not having the car will be having to lug a car seat with us on the train when we go to visit relatives, but I'm sure we can manage, or else we can just leave our extra car seat with my mother-in-law so she will have it when she picks us up.