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Living without a car

September 14th, 2011 at 06:45 am

is sometimes inconvenient, but saves me a lot of money. I get all my exercise from walking so don't have to pay expensive gym membership - can't understand people who drive to the gym and run on a treadmill. Besides, running stuffs your knees. Need to lift weights? Try carrying a 10 kg (22 lb) sack of rice a mile home from the shop - okay, that's beyond me now, but I did when I was young.

Not having a car saves me time. I've been late any number of times when someone offered me a lift because the car wouldn't start or we couldn't find a park.
when I walk somewhere I always know how long it is going to take me and I allow for that. If it's raining I catch the bus, whic is cheaper.

Now you're thinking, yeah but I have a full time job. I don't have time to walk everywhere. Here's the thing; because I don't spend money owning a car I don't have to work as many hours. I can meet all my needs with 30 hours a week - and that leaves me time to walk.

And walking, I spot all those coins dropped by rushing motorists at the parking meters. Found .70 cents today.

1 Responses to “Living without a car”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    I think its great that you get to do that, but where I am, its not an option to walk or even use public transportation. Everything is too spread out. And the bus routes are a joke. Everything takes 2 transfers even though to get from my home to work is 10 minutes by car.
    I really do wish there were more options for me in the area. I would love to at least utilize public transportation some of the time.

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