Post # 1
So i started my amazing job yesterday!!! And i love it! A few problems we are having though:
My Fi starts work at 8am and i start at 9:30. My job is 20 mins away from our house in the opposite direction of his job our and son’s school. So he has to drop me off at Starbuck (where i am now venting to you lovely ladies) at freaking 7;30! and i dont get off til 6 and her gets off at 5!
So he gets off work…goes and grabs our son, driving over here to get me then we make it home by 6:30 depending on traffic!
I need a car….bad!! Lesson learned God….pay off my tickets and never cosign for anyone AGAIN!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
OMG i thought i was the only loser that has to sit at work for 2 hours….thank God we have a star bucks and Panera near by!
Hopefully this only last for a few weeks because i am not a morning person! At all!
Post # 6
- 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
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
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
at least you have a car! we don’t have one in our house.
Post # 10
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having one ar sucks! But I know we need both incomes and I don’t mind waking up at 6:00 am to provide for my family and pay for our awesome wedding!
Also there is no train close by! But good news is my mom said I can drive her truck to work everyday…so my first check is going towards paying off the lovely tickets ny ex lefts me with 🙁
Post # 11
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 # 12
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my Fiance hasn’t done that yet…and our family lives close so im never home for too long…I do hate depending on people to go places… hopefully this only lasts a few more weeks!
Post # 13
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.