Monday, June 05, 2006

To Car or Not to Car...


(Blogger is acting kind of funky, I don't even know if I am going to be able to post)

This month we had two 90+ degree days, which isn't normal for may. I don't think this is going to be a cool summer. In fact I think Rochester may get it's first 100 degree day in years. I don't think I am prepared to go into this summer, and walk everyday that I have to go to work.

I am seriously thinking about buying a car.

I have been thinking about all of the issues that I may face with having one though. Repairs/maintence, gas (expensive), insurance...all of these things are holding me back. I'm not sure that I can afford a car with the current job I have.

Which brings up another intesting point. My brother thinks that if I get a car, I would be able to get a better job. He said that employers look for people with reliable transportation. The city bus sure isn't always reliable. My feet are reliable, its just that I don't think I can walk everyday, through rain, shine, or snow.

I am very tired right now as I type this. I close the desk on Saturday, and then open it on Sunday. Well when I came home Saturday night, I only woke up once at two in the morning because my body was telling me that I needed to "GO". After that, I fell asleep and didn't wake up until around 6:27am. I had to be at work at 7am. It takes me a half an hour on one of my "good days" to get to work. Normally it takes longer, and in this case I had to make it a "Good Day". I still got to work ten minutes late, and at the rate i'm going I may wake up at 7am.

Me+Car= relability= new job = possibly quitting current job....

Oh the possibilities!

What do you thnk Car or No car? I even have a poll in regards to my question in my sidebar.


Ari said...

Well hon, that decision is up to you. I've always thought it was wonderful that you took the bus, but I understand that having transportation readily available is nice, too. If you do decide to get a car, I'd recommend Toyota. The car parts are a bit more expensive, but they usually last forever. They're more reliable.


michele said...

Blogger was messing up yesterday
and this morning.You couldn't
leave comments and i had to
rewrite a post this morning.
That's a bummer to type a post
and it doesn't take.It's
enough to make you give up b
blogging.BTW get the car.

Two Write Hands said...

I say if you have decent public transportation, use it. Let someone else worry about the oil changes, the flat tires, the car payments, the gas prices, and the freakin' horrible drivers out there on the road. I'd love to have decent public transportation (meaning the closest bus stop is within walking distance of home) and an iPod for the drive.

Judith HeartSong said...

tough call.... I somedays would love to live somewhere where I didn't need a car......