(Closed) It sucks having one car!

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Oh, I hear this! I have a ticket back home that I need to take care of IN PERSON since the CT DMV is greedy AND stupid. (I paid said ticket over a year ago but “they never go the check” and I have no way of verifying that they didn’t cash it since that account has been closed for almost as long.) I bought a Kia off of my neighbor at the beginning of the summer which was an awful idea since we’ve had nothing but problems with it. I’m planning on selling it on craigslist this week.

So despite my best efforts, Fiance will have to drop me off at school and/or work at 8am when I don’t need to be at either before noon, and I’m still stuck at home in the middle of nowhere in the meantime. Peachy!

Post # 4
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I understand the frustration too! We had 1 car for the last year. We both work nights mostly, I work 3-11 he works 1:30pm till 9pm. So Darling Husband would drop me off at 1pm and then pick me up at 11pm. I would sit at work for 2 hours trying to entertain myself. Totally sucks! If I had the morning shift he would have to drop me off at 7am, I get off at 3pm and then i would ride the bus to pickup our car at his work and I would get home around 4:30pm and then have to go pick him up at 9pm. Totally sucks!! He hated it as much as I did. But you gotta do what you gotta do. We just got a second car last month and it has been so nice!!

Post # 6
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’m in a similar boat! Fiance and I have one car. It’s *technically* my car, but I never drive it anymore. Fiance take me to the metro in the morning, and I beat everyone else to the office by about an hour. I also have to stay a half hour-45 minutes late so he can meet me at the metro station in the evening- his office is an hour in the opposite direction outside of DC. I hate late nights!

Post # 7
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, we’re in a somewhat similar boat, although our situation is working out fairly well for us. I drive Fiance to work (in the opposite direction, takes about 15 minutes) then I drive the other 40 minutes to my work! Then do it all over again at the end of the day. The huge plus though, is that he can actually work during that extra 80 minutes each day, so every few weeks he has banked up enough time to take a Friday off.

I wouldn’t mind the extra 2 hours as long as I could do something productive with it! Are you a gym person, and is there one near your work? My friend and her husband worked their one car situation by hitting the gym during the downtime!

Post # 8
2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Is there public transportation you can use? It is a 20 min walk, or a 20 min drive?

That kind of sucks, but there must be a solution that fits better than sitting around for 2 hours waiting for work to start! That makes for a very long day.

Congrats on the new job btw!

Post # 9
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

at least you have a car!  we don’t have one in our house.

Post # 11
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I understand where you are coming from! My Fiance and I shared a car a year and a half ago before I was able to get another vehicle. The “new” vehicle (a 21 year old car…) died late last year and we have been sharing a car again for the last 8 months. It’s not so bad now since I was able to work my schedule around his new job. We both currently go to school and work so the last few months did have a few rough patches. He used to have to drop me off at work over an hour early so that he could get to class on time. 

I’m used to dealing with being early to places. The thing I can’t stand is when he has to take the car for the whole day and I get stranded at home. 

Post # 13
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Thankfully my current town is small enough that I can ride my bike to and from school and to the grocery store if needed.  FI lives almost two hours away and he always lets me drive his car when he comes up to visit during the weekends.  But, man it sucked not having a car when I ran out supplies to make my invites, and I needed to send them out that week.  I had to ask a few friends to drive me to the nearest Michael’s.  

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