|Nothing to do with the post, just a picture I took on a walk.|
As regular readers know, I moved closer to work. Work is about an hour and ten minutes from where I used to live. I miss my friends in my old town, my old condo unit (which was beautiful), and being a 40-minute drive (or a train ride) to the city. That was convenient. I miss my old church. I miss being able to pop in on my folks easily (I can do it, but, you know, we're a little further apart now.)
But I did decide to go without things in my rental, since this is for about six months while I look for a place to buy. Here is what I don't miss.
Cable TV. I don't even miss regular TV. I will eventually get the cables to connect my DVD player to my old analog TV but for now, I don't feel I need it at all.
Caller ID. Actually, I do kind of miss that (it's great for screening telemarketers) but I'm not getting a lot of calls from them yet. Also, saying "No thank you" and hanging right up (without giving them a chance to answer the "No thank you") is quite effective.
Shopping. I didn't do a lot of it even where I used to live, and it's not as if there aren't options here, but I still don't miss it. LOL.
Have you given up anything that you realized you don't miss? What was it?