OMG OMG OMG! A REAL POST!
I’ve been spammin’ links left and right because I’ve been bumming around my research crap for a while now. Eh. Don’t click the miscl category, you’ll never hafta see the stuff.
But it’s hot today, and I can’t look at another lawyer site. I just can’t. Not today. Not another stumble-upon link, not another…I can’t do it. Not today.
I thought I’d babble about real stuff for a bit.
As some of you know, Tyger and I are starting to look at moving out of California. Financially speaking, we don’t really have much choice. It’s more expensive to live in this state than it is to live in NYC, even, looking at some of the apartment prices. But that said…
I love snow, I really do. But anywhere that’s really within my comfort and price range is too far from a city to not own a car. And owning a CAR where it snows is a pain in the ass. I’d really like to move to Boston ITSELF, and yes, there’s some nice apartments there, but moving twenty minutes outside the city lowers the rent by a ridiculous ammount.
Some would point out that the cost of gas and upkeep for a car balances that out, and yeah, they’d mostly be right. But I can choose to garage a car for a bit and not drive it when times are tight, and I kinda can’t go to a landlord and say “Sorry, can’t afford to pay that extra bit of rent this month.” They’re unlikely to accept that with an open mind.
Of course, even if I’m not driving the car, I need to have insurance and that costs a monthly bill. However, again if I’m not driving it right then, I CAN let the insurance lapse and pick it back up BEFORE I go back to driving the vehicle.
It’s a real dilemma. I’d really rather be in a city. I like being in a city. But Tyger kinda needs a bit more rural for that. There’s a nice halfway point up by Seattle, but…well, Seattle. It rains nine months of the year in Seattle. And again, car. Would need one. To get TO Seattle, as the place we’re looking at is not exactly within walking distance.
But then the other place we’re looking at is technically in Rhode Island, though it’s advertised as the Boston area…well, it’s a tightly packed area, so that makes sense. However, again, not close enough to not need a car.
So, either way, we’ll be taking some road trips to check out the different places we’re thinking of moving. At the moment our basic criteria are that we have some kind of coastline near us, be it ocean or Great Lake – because of course, always in the running is Skokie, Ill, where most of my family still lives. We’d have a HUGE support network there, and lots of my father’s friends have offered to help us find a place if we move there – one in particular offered us his TARDIS, but I’m pretty sure it’s non-functional at the moment. Plus, my great aunt and I are pretty close, and she adores Tyger – we stayed there during our trip last year – and would LOVE to have us close by.
So we’ll be lookin’ round.
Of course, anywhere we move has to also have a Jamba Juice. That’s just a given, right? And do NOT tell me there’s a “Juice it Up”. If you think that’s the same thing you have never been inside either one or the other. They are NOT the same. And also ew.
Bleh. This is going to be a long road.