Monday, August 11, 2008

Rogers Park(ing): An Update

As I mentioned before, we lost our parking space on August 1st. What did we end up doing?

Going carless!

On August 2nd, we drove my 2004 Saturn VUE up to Minneapolis and parked it at my father's house. This is a bit of a trial run; if it doesn't work out, we can always head up to Minneapolis and get the car back.

But, for now, at least, we're car-free. No parking, no problem. It's a nice feeling. So far, it's been fine. Kate has applied for i-Go, and is already finding the process frustrating.

I may sign up for i-Go or Zipcar myself, but for right now, I don't need it. Groceries can be delivered, and I can always take a cab home from Target.

We'll see if I still feel that way come December.

If this works out, I'm going to get rid of the car for good. I can always rent one if I ever need one. It'll be nice to be out from under the payment and insurance-- which I can't quite make happen yet, as the loan isn't paid off. Very soon, though.

2 comments:

The North Coast said...

About taking a cab from Target....do you live near the 155 Devon bus line?

If you do, just take the Devon bus over to Artesian, and walk south on Artesian about 3 blocks. The street ends at the backside of Target's parking lot. Target fronts on Peterson, 6000 N. and the back end of the lot behind the store is about the 6100 block. This is handy if you're only have a small load of shopping to carry.

Al Iverson said...

Oh, that's a great idea! We are right by the 155. And we like walking, so a short walk like that wouldn't be too bad at all. Thanks!