Saturday, March 14, 2009

We got a raise! (kinda)

After living out the first 5 years of our marriage in tiny apartments, it was so exciting to get buy our first house. Everything was perfect. Except for Chase's commute. It's 40 miles, one way. So we were adding 80 miles of wear onto our car everyday- and the days when i needed the car, it was at least 160 miles per day. We were putting gas in our car every 4 days, and for awhile when gas was so expensive it was killing our budget. But now that has all changed. The SRP Pinal office finally opened this month and chase now works 4 miles from our house. It's so close that I get to drive him to work every morning, and I pick him up in the afternoons. I filled up my gas tank on the 5th. I drove to Chases work 13 times, and Did the afternoon carpool for school, went to the store, and drove to church, and then i went to put gas in my car on Friday the 13th (it's pay day, so we have to put gas in the car, right?) but i still have a half tank of gas! At this rate, we will only have to fill up 2 times a month, right? 7 fill ups down to 2... I know everyone is freaking out about the economy, but it feels like we just got a raise!


Reynolds Family said...

Hooray! That's great news! Not only does it mean more money, but Chase will also get to spend more time at home, right?

Liz and Chase said...

Yup- about 1 1/2 hours spent with the family instead of driving!