Thursday, June 23, 2011
Tastes like Summer.
Another successful trip to the Brookline Farmer's Market. I have a feeling it will get better and better as the summer weeks go by. Speaking of which.... how is it June 23rd already?!? Sheesh. Time flies. We'll be pulling on sweaters and boots again before we know it. SLOW DOWN, SUMMER!
I spent the afternoon walking the rainy streets of my neighborhood. I stopped for a frozen yogurt. I perused a bookstore (I could spend hours in a good bookstore). I strolled leisurely thru the Farmer's Market. It was a great day.
I have a question for all of you. Do you rent or own your home/apartment/condo/loft? I'm starting to think that 'owning' is a bit of a pain-in-the-ass. We own a loft in Salt Lake City.... but we're renting in Boston. Had we not owned property in Salt Lake, the move to the East coast would've been a lot easier. Sure, there are upsides to owning... but only if you plan on staying in the house for a very long time. Owning real estate tethers you to a location. Gone are the days of buying and then, a few years later, selling for a profit. It's just not a seller's market. And it won't be for awhile. Don't get me wrong... I'm obsessed with the loft we own in Salt Lake. But I'm not obsessed with owning something that is a 5-hour plane ride or a 4-day car trip from where we currently live. Will we buy a house in Boston? Who knows. Will we sell our place in Salt Lake City? Possibly. All I know is that if we buy again, be it in Salt Lake or Boston or San Francisco or Napa or Vancouver (hey, I can dream) we will buy with the intent of living there for the rest of our lives. The great thing about renting? You are not responsible for leaking roofs/broken water pipes/busted heaters/pest control or other problems that come along with owning a home. A quick call to the landlord and problem solved!!
Non-Garmin stats: I cannot tell a lie. I didn't do an official work out today (although I walked A LOT). It just wasn't in the cards for me. I had a tiny touch of a cold yesterday/today plus I ran my ass off at work the past two days so I gave myself the day off. Back at it tomorrow, though!