August 03, 2011

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to avoid using a car.  This one went fairly well for me.  I carpooled with my sister once.  Then yesterday my car wouldn't start, so we never used it :)  I think that if we can think a bit more creatively, we could use the car even less.  Many times we use it just because we're bored and need to get out of the house.  This is something I plan on continuing to think about.


This week's challenge is to support someone in their interest or hobby.  Maybe you have a friend who's been begging you to try out an aerobics class with her.  Maybe you could attend your nephew's soccer game.  Maybe you could pick up a few beads for your sister who loves to make jewelry.  I think supporting others is a great service.  My husband is a busy man, but he takes time to read the comments on my blog, which really means a lot to me. 

Alright!  Did any of you avoid using your car?  Did you ride your bike or bus?  How did it go?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for being here. 

11 comments:

  1. I rocked last week's challenge...we used our golf cart and biked around our city last week. I live in a planned community with over 90 miles of cart paths--so golf carts are a pretty common occurance around here. They are fun, "green" and make every outing an adventure! Plus, my 9yo girl decided she'd bike around when we went on the cart, so I'm sure she biked her little legs off in the 90+ degree heat we've been having forever. Great challenge!

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  2. I did sort of well with last week's challenge. We went to my in-laws farm and stayed there for 4 days, so there was no driving anywhere. However, yesterday I had to take my daughter to the airport, so driving was required.

    I'm excited for this week's challenge. My husband plays golf and tennis. I plan on supporting him by asking for lessons!

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  3. I took my kids biking to the parks instead of driving, and I made my 4 yr old bike to the library with with. He made it there and halfway back and then dad had to come get him :) Then I spent the last 2 days going nowhere in an effort to get my house clean! Plus side...I lost 4 lbs in a week (combined with not eating JUNK like usual!)

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  4. Some nights, before bed, I take my kids for a drive to put my 3 y/o and to sleep. Putting her to bed is ROUGH! right now, especially with my husband working nights and a new baby. For the challenge, I decided to forgo the car and let her spend that extra 20 minutes in the kiddie pool in the backyard.

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  5. I was able to do last week's challenge largely by accident (both our cars had breakdowns within hours of one another & are still in the shop!), but was pleased to see the impact it had on our little family. I got to drive my husband to work all last week & after dropping him off, the gym was 2 blocks away, so I got an early morning start to my day w/ a workout. I found my days to be way more productive. AND, I had no problems falling asleep at night. :)

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  6. I used my 4-wheeler at speeds equal to that of a car getting onto the interstate. In so doing I wrecked and broke my wrist in two places, but I still had fun. We were at a family reunion near Cedar City, so we actually didn't use our vehicle much for several days, except for the trip into Cedar City to get my wrist checked out.

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  7. I try to have 2 days a week where I don't use the car at all. So last week was a way easy. Yesterday I taught a friend how to make a round doily like dish cloth. She knows how to knit, she just wanted to make a dish cloth like the one I gave her for Christmas. Until I can into this friends life she never did any kind of craft. Now she is hooked.

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  8. I did EXTREMELY well with last weeks challenge. My husband and I have been talking about getting out of debt and saving more. The only debt we had was his car. A lexus. Last week, he sold his precious car and we are down to 1 car... my car (aka... junky old 2001 ford escort) Needless to say, I got a ride to work every day last week and was stuck at home the other 4 days. We are learning to enjoy our time at home. :) Its been interesting. We will see how long this lasts :) But the freedom that comes with being debt free is an amazing feeling! Heather :)

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  9. my car is broke so we've been staying home a lot. it's okay. there's really nowhere better to go than home anyway :)

    so sweet your husband reads the comments on your blog. LOVE that!

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  10. We don't own a car, so naturally...I did well on this challenge. We walk every where. On the rare occaion we need a car, we use car-share, but they're all eco-friendly cars. As you (and your readers) found out it just takes some creativity and forethought to di inish your use of the car.

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  11. I went to a teacher conference out of town, and I carpooled with a friend. Also, while we were out of town, we WALKED EVERYWHERE. Her car sat in the garage for days. We just walked. My legs are sore from walking so long.

    I'm excited about the next challenge, and I'm glad you decided to use my idea! :) Maybe I'll go shooting again with my fiance? <3

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