Blessings of less
School is over and Mr. Mordecai has a job, but we haven't bought a house yet. Sometimes people pity us because we live in a small apartment and have only one car. Me? I'm relishing this year that we have between school and house.
We have one car. It's reliable and respectable looking. That's good enough for me. Some people don't understand that we don't want another car. Mr. Mordecai walks to work (five minutes), so I have the car during the day if I need it. We only "need" two cars about once a year when we happen to be going in opposite directions at the same time. When that happens, well, that's what friends are for, right?
We save on insurance and repairs. We don't have to hunt for an empty parking spot in our apartment complex. We pollute less. Why in the world would we want another car? Cars are just trouble: they break all the time.
I am also enjoying this time that we have in an apartment, although I am of course looking forward to a house. There is only one bathroom to clean. Rent is affordable, so we can save up for a down payment. We don't have to mow the lawn or do any repairs or pay for maintenance. Utilities are cheap.
I love that our apartment is just the right size for the three of us: two bedrooms, one bathroom, a tiny kitchen, and a living area. We never have to holler because we're always within earshot. We can walk to the park in five minutes. There are doggies outside for Red Chief to watch, and the garbage truck comes every day.
All in all, I'm quite happy with the way things are now. I am excited to move on, but for now, I'm thankful for our blessings.