September 9, 2008

One Car Family

Effective Wednesday, Sept 3 we became a one car family. So how has our life changed?

Today was really the first day that had a huge impact. Today I needed the car. Up until today I stayed at home with Elijah during the day with no car. I was actually impressed that I wasn't bothered to have no wheels. I just kept thinking of all the money I was saving.

Being a one car family means being organized - not something my husband would say I'm good at. For me, being organized means writing to do lists.

Here is what I did today:

-took Jim to work w/ kids
-got Sara ready for school - and on the bus by 8:11am
-usual morning routine
-went to ShopKo Express to print pictures needed for Eli's preschool
-CVS shopping
-gas and washed the car
-went to library to return books
-went to local Christian radio station to claim my prize that I won :)
-returned home -made lunch
-usual afternoon cleaning
-went to Eli's preschool open house
-drove home to pick up Sara from the bus (and to quickly get changed into my work clothes)
-immediately left to pick up Jim from work w/ kids
-Jim dropped me off at work on the way home
-worked 5-10pm

Wow, what a day! I don't like busy days. Usually my days are much simpler!

So how was your day? busy? or simple?


Esther said...

My days have been busy with my hubby being gone in MN for a class. With Ethan starting school at 8am, Zachie at 10:15am, Zachie ending at 12:15pm and Ethan ending at 3pm, I spent about 80 minutes total in the car yesterday. Whew. Feel like a bus driver these days!

Anonymous said...

Dana - that sounds like my every day. I covet your home simple days. I try to get those in on Sundays now. what do you do for work in the evenings?

letterstoelijah said...

Denise..that's your day every day? that sounds so exhausting! I work part time at a drug store down the street.. we call those nights "wife appreciation nights" :)

Ethan's mom - what's your first name?! :) it sounds like you are a taxi driver!