I’ve been MIA for a bit here, but that’s because some big things happened around here. We bought a house: this one.
The same day we bought it, we moved out of our temporary housing and moved in with just our suitcases.
Within and hour and a half, our daughter fell down the stairs and broke her leg :(. (Next time we move, we will bring a child gate with us to the house from the get go. She normally can handle stairs fine, but these are especially steep.)
We ripped up all the blue carpet in the house, revealing the original hardwoods (pics to come).
The fifth day after moving in, our stuff finally arrived. Also at that time, we also decided that the smartphones we’d been trying for a week were no substitute for home internet and switched back to dumb phones and got home internet.
Then we ripped down all the wallpaper in the front rooms, and started unpacking boxes.
and last Monday night my parents and sister arrived to help us do some serious home renovations for a week. I’m basically just coming up for air right now.
Anyway, we needed a second vehicle for TSH to get to work, and here it is:
The route is roughly 7 miles one way, and 25:31 is his current record after about 2 weeks of riding it. (That’s half the time the bus route takes.) Most of it is actually on a bike route, which was an added blessing we didn’t take into account when buying the house.
If he keeps it up for the next several years, we’ll save a lot of money, and I’ll have a really in-shape husband. I’ll need to put some more effort into working out myself :).
Anyone else avoid buying a car via alternate methods?