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Old 08-31-07, 07:15 PM   #1
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Looks like I might be going car-very-light

Basically, a bunch of circumstances have come together to make it both possible, and desirable to do so.

I'll start with Wednesday.

I was involved in a car accident. No injuries, both vehicles were drivable, the worst problems with my car have been fixed already by swapping doors out with an old one I had lying around. However, my insurance will increase.

Anyway, today, I was in a meeting with the executive director and the CFO where I work, and they discussed a major raise for me, and going to salary. In addition, the CFO mentioned some apartments that she knew were available for a VERY low price, and in a good area - and only 2.4 miles from work.

I could move there, get the car on restricted mileage insurance (I'll still need the car for some other stuff, but for daily commuting, I'll go from 80-100 miles per day to ZERO miles per day on the car. Not burning $200/mo in fuel (even though it's a diesel, it's still not cheap...,) plus wear and tear not being there will help a lot,) and start riding into work and all. Also, it seems that the city is rather cycling friendly, although I see a LOT of sidewalk riders, and very few road riders.

I'm pretty happy right now.
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Old 08-31-07, 08:24 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by bhtooefr View Post

I'm pretty happy right now.
Saving lots of money on the car, no more driving, promotion and raise, nice new apartment.....Why are you happy again?


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