Did I mention that it looks as if my superawesomeroommate will likely be moving out in June or July? Well he probably will be. Boo-urns.
So I was thinking… I’m not getting any younger, and perhaps summer is a good time to finally move downtown near-ish the beach! Problem is, I’m also feeling very strongly about the fact that it’s time to get a dog. And beach+dog=$$$. Not specifically the cost of the dog (though the vet bills etc. are nothing to be taken lightly), but the cost of a dog-friendly rental near the beach.
The other thing that’s got me thinking is that I wouldn’t be having quite so much trouble with the decision if I had a car. The biggest problem for me at the moment is finding a dog-friendly location that’s also got the amenities I need nearby. I’ve been spoiled by my current location being so very close to everything, and I remember what a hassle it was when I didn’t – groceries on the bus = no fun.
If I had a car, I could move somewhere pet-friendly that’s also less expensive – although the cost difference between an expensive apartment vs. car payments/insurance/gas is probably negligable. And I’m realizing rapidly that I can’t really afford either of those on my current salary. Time for me to start making more moolah. I only wish I knew how…
UPDATE (2:20pm): I’ve decided that my new goal is to pay off my credit cards by May 31, which will take a bit more penny pinching that I’m used to, and hopefully move for June 15 or July 1. Then perhaps I’ll get a Min Pin for my 25th birthday present to myself. Yes. That sounds like a splended plan!