@Darrell2 Biking is a freakin’ dream! I have a short ~1 mile ride to and from work. Seattle is going through a hellscape traffic nightmare for a few weeks while some major construction happens – though traffic is usually bad anyway. None of that bothers me! I just sail on through the congestion, getting my exercise, lah-dee-freakin-dah!
@Darrell2@moonhat yes indeedy! I sort of lose track (no, completely lose track) of who lives where, but here I am in Frasiertown. I keep thinking I’ll run into Daphne, but sign of her yet.
I am sorta lucky that I’m even in a position where I can bike…it just wouldn’t work for a lot of people. But I have made adjustments through my life to keep it as an option, too… I just hate driving so much! I was motivated to keep walking/bussing/biking as easy options. Blah blah blah
@mfladd Sadly, my shield maiden skills are only being put to good use when wading through a crowd of unwashed masses at Walmart. (Publix is continuing to push their prices into the Whole Foods range for simple everyday products. I love my local Publix, but sometimes love is not enough.)
Renting a spot in most buildings with garages can run anywhere between $100 and $1,000 depending on the neighborhood, and if you opt for a private garage, NYC Parking authority reports that the average cost of monthly parking in the city clocks in at around $430.
San Francisco is no better. FWIW, you can make $100k there and still qualify for “low income” government assistance because the cost of living is so high.
I love when people here in Europe are like “why don’t they work on self-driving trains, it’d be much more helpful??” And I’m like uh…because they’re developing it in the US. We don’t have useful train systems. Like anything useful gets stopped by someone trying to make money off of it.
Apropos government shutdown, what’s the personal impact level for you guys?