More herbs

Spicy oregano, spinach, chives, dill and tarragon, from my friend Jaclyn.  On Thursday she gave me fresh picked mulberries, swiss chard and other goodies that we're enjoying.  Also, we've moved!  More on that later.


Public transport

This post summarizes so well the reasons why I heart (and miss) public transportation.

P.S. We're still looking...



We've been apartment searching for awhile now, and it's coming down to the wire as we need to move out by 6/29.  It's been challenging to settle on a place because W and I have different "likes" when it comes to our home.  Right now we are in the suburbs, about 30 minutes from downtown, and for me it has been difficult to be here after living in Chicago.  I would like to be closer to the center of the city.  I like the quiet here but I don't like the driving and the inability to walk anywhere.  W is more of a burb guy, but he's willing to indulge me because I've complained about it so much.  So here are our options. Tell me what you think:

"Burbs Option": 2 bed, 2 bath, 1 car attached garage, all carpet
Driving Miles: 16 to W's work, 16 to my school, 11 to my work, 5 to church

"City Option": 1 bedroom, 1 bath, hardwood floors, 1 car underground parking
Miles: 1.1 to W's work, 1.4 to school, 11 to my work, 16 to church
Cost is $192 more per month than the burb option, 83 less square feet
It's a 10 minutes walk to coffee shops and a main road where there are restaurants and shops, monthly art walks, etc...

You can see why I like the city option.  But $192 extra seems like a lot.  We would save some on gas with the city option, but right now we carpool so I only drive separately to school once a week.  What do you think?