Friday Free-For-All – 05/20/16

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House sitting again. Ben and I will be house sitting for some family friends out in Underhill starting next Wednesday, and going until June 2. Obviously, being away from our own home and kitties so much is not ideal, but we’re really trying hard to work our “side hustles” now that Ben’s job situation has become so tenuous (we still don’t know exactly how many class sections he’ll be teaching and what his salary will be). We really want to start seriously considering buying a house or land to build on, which means we need to build up a down payment. Which means house sitting, babysitting, and both of us possibly getting part time jobs. Speaking of which…

I may be working a few hours a week at Athleta this summer. My friend Chris is the store manager, and they’re looking for extra part-time help. I put in an official application and had an interview this week, and I’m still waiting to get the official word. I think I’d really like working at Athleta, I think the extra income would be great, and I think building a relationship with them could be really good once I start having kids and maybe only work part-time.

I put my money where my mouth is and bought a 10-class pass to my hot yoga studio. At first I was sort of reluctant to pony up the cash, but when I thought about how much I’ve enjoyed going these last few weeks, and realized that laying out the cash in one lump sum would save me $5.50 per class, I bit the bullet. I’ve added buying a pass every other month as a permanent item in my budget, so I think I’ll be able to keep up with it. I’m excited to see how continuing my practice will affect my running and recovery!

THE TRUCK IS FIXED! Hallelujah and praise little baby Jesus, I have my own car again! I can’t tell you what a relief it is to know that if and when I need it, I have a car available to me. I still plan to walk to work most days, but it will be amazing to be able to run errands on lunch or immediately after work, get where I need to go, and not have to coordinate schedules with Ben every single day. FREEDOOOMMM!

Do you have your own car, or do you have to share with a spouse/family member?



8 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 05/20/16

  1. txa1265 says:

    Lisa and I bought new cars in the last year (her in July, me late December) … we donated Lisa’s car to charity, and kept my Ford Escape Hybrid for the boys. The freedom of having the boys have their own car is fantastic! Oh, and Lisa and I love our new Subarus! (I have Impreza Sport 5-door, she has a Crosstrek).

    • DarlinRae says:

      Subaru is the unofficial car of Vermont. I used to have an Outback Sport that I adored 🙂 I’m sure not having to drive the “Dad taxi” is very nice. My parents were psyched when I finally got my license at age 18.

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    THANK GOD THE TRUCK IS FIXED. Good gravy, that has been a while! I actually considered working at and applied to Athleta a few times. They apparently were not impressed with my resume, as I have never heard from them.

  3. dgobs says:

    Fingers crossed on the Athleta gig! I always think it would be so cool to work at a place like that, and with your leading the runs from there, you’re already somewhat accustomed to the place and the people, right? I hope that works out! And YAY fixed truck!! 😀

  4. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    I can’t imagine having to share a car, glad to hear your truck is fixed! Part time at Athleta sounds like fun! I’ve been thinking I need to find something else a for a few more hours each week, I just can’t figure out how to make it work. Good luck!

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