Thursday, August 20, 2009

The city

I'm starting to get pretty frustrated with how much WORK everything in the city is.
  • I can't just open the door and let the dog go out in the yard. I have to take her down three flights of stairs, out an alley (where we sometimes see rats) and out to the street down the block to find the nearest patch of grass.
  • Prices are ridiculous on everything. I feel like we make good money, but are constantly handing it over to The Man for everything from taxes, to the jumbo mortgage to whatever have you at any point in time. I watched HouseHunters the other day in Indy, and this 23 year old couple starting out got a 4 bedroom house for like 172K. I kind of wanted to bang my head against the freaking wall.
  • Groceries are a pain. I have to go buy them and then lug them up three flights of stairs. So much fun.
  • If we ever have kids, we may not be able to find a daycare and even if we do I'll probably have to sell a kidney to pay for it.

I'm feeling like a mouse on a wheel these days. Where is my cheese?

Is this why people move to the suburbs?


Hi! I'm Erin said...

I think that is exactly why people move to the suburbs. Or, at least, why they move to somewhere cheaper than Chicago.

Toolio said...

Well said!

LMK said...

Come on IN. (That is Indiana's slogan to get people to move to our state.) Those are the exact reasons I got out of the city!

Mich said...

After this last daycare/nanny debacle - I am feeling the same way. A bit jaded these days.

Bayjb said...

Yeahhhh I agree with a lot of that. Thank god my building has an elevator. It's slow but at least it's there :) Dinner together soon!