Thanks for suggestions on Lucia. I felt the love.. seriously! One of the reasons I started blogging was to hopefully connect with other moms. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the last years (especially as a stay at home mom now) is that this job is often a lonely one. So, thanks for helping my sanity.
I mentioned the other day that I brought a few ideas to Ryan after watching “No Impact Man” a couple weeks ago. I failed to mention that my husband is a great support. While he definitely has a little “green” inside him, he isn’t as nuts as me. However- he supports my efforts and even helps me implement them. He’s a keeper. So, just in case you’ve been wondering what in the world I’m up to over here… we’re on to goal number 2 this week. But first- here’s the update on goal one:
cut back to one vehicle: we sold Ryan’s car. Five days on Craigslist and a college boy came by with cash. We had Ryan’s car since we were dating. It was a great car.
But… the Accord was starting to have more old car issues (at 180,000 miles) and after the flood we just drove our van for a couple weeks and discovered having one vehicle at this point in life really isn’t hard. The best part of it? With the money from Ryan’s car we made a bigger payment on our van loan this month. I love when the “less” mentality pays off in other ways!
A number of people (since finding out we sold the Accord), have said things to the extent of “don’t you feel trapped without a vehicle when Ryan is working..?” No. I feel trapped because I have three small children. The thought of packing them up for a run to Target has no appeal to me. None whatsoever.