Monday, August 29, 2011

Boston for $3.33 a Day!

Big changes here!  I am MOVING TO BOSTON!!!  See the picture?  That's my new view!

I am totally stoked and a bit scared because I am basically changing everything.  I am selling my car, which I am really looking forward to actually.  Living in the heart of the city with no car.  Wow..  I am amazed at how things unfold in life.

The ONE sad thing, is that I will be leaving my beloved dog with my X.  We share custody of her now, and I will still go up and see her once a week overnight, but it is going to be hard not to have her with me like I do now.  My X loves her as much as I do, so she will be taken care of well.

I'm moving sometime in the next 30 days..  depending on how fast I can sell my stuff and tie up loose ends here.

I will be one subway stop from Chinatown!..  there is a Trader Joes close by and a Whole Foods really close by my apartment..  it will be interesting to see if I can pull off $3.33 a Day in Boston?
I am so grateful I have this opportunity.  My youngest son went to college last week and now Momma's gonna play!  Part of my goal with this move is to really stretch my creativity with my photography..   fun fun fun.

20 comments:

  1. Best of wishes to you at this exciting time in your life!!!

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  2. That's amazing news. What an exciting adventure... I can't wait to read all about it :)

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  3. Congrats! You can do it! Also, I left my dog with my ex but they loved each other a lot and I moved from the suburbs to the city, so I knew it was the right thing. You'll be okay! <3

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  4. Hi there! I live in Boston and have been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now, because I'm learning to cook more vegan food on a budget. Here are some places you may want to check out: there's a place called "Fair Foods," which collects surplus veggies and sells them at $2 for a 10-lb. bag. Check their site here: http://www.fairfoods.org/dollarbag.html Also, the Harvest Coop in Central Square in Cambridge offers bulk foods and spices, and the Cambridge Naturals in Porter Square has some very cheap bulk spices. Yay! Welcome to town :-)

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  5. I live 15 miles from Boston, and it's definitely been easier and less expensive for me to be vegan in this area, compared to the suburbs in PA where I moved from. I'm excited to read about your move and the types of places you discover in the city!

    And in case you didn't know already, there's a vegetarian/vegan food festival in late October; http://www.bostonveg.org/foodfest/

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  6. Yay! My husband and I live in Boston and love it! I am so excited to have you here and see how you do $3.33 specifically in Boston.

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  7. Love It! Congrats Melody!!!

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  8. Good luck with your move! Sorry about the dog...

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  9. Very exciting! Sometime in my lief I want to live in the heart of the city! I think it would be so great!

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  10. I'm so excited for you!!! I can't wait to see you sharing your exciting projects with us.

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  11. Exciting! Good luck! There are a lot of great vegan places in Boston. Check out Grasshopper

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  12. Awesome!!! I moved to Boston 3 years ago from Atlanta...sold my car as well. Boston is a great city!!

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  13. I was born and raised in Western MA now living in GA. Boston is a great city I'm sure you'll enjoy living there. The best to you. Very cool to have great stores nearby and the subway woot woot for no more car insurance. = )

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  14. Exciting news! All the best wishes for your move and have Fun!!

    I lived in Boston for two years in 1991 and 92...I had a blast. Can't wait to read about your new adventures in bean town.

    Sorry to hear about your dog, but glad to hear that you'll be able to see her often and that she'll still be well -loved and looked after.

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  15. congratulations! moving to Seattle was one of the best things I ever did. Now I take the bus or ride my bicycle. I love living in the city!

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  16. Good on you for having the courage to pick up and go. That IS an astounding view. I look forward to following your new adventures!

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  17. Congratulations! Sounds very exciting. You deserve it.

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  18. Congrats!!! I'm from MA and went to college in Boston, which is where my vegan journey began. I love visiting it and there are new vegan restaurants popping up all over the place! Let me know if you need any advice and perhaps we can meetup when I'm back east - I'll be there in October and December this year : )

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  19. Congrats on the move. looking forward to your new adventures in Boston.

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  20. Yay Boston! There are a few vegan restaurants in that area, or at least there used to be. Boston was where I became vegan.

    So sad you have to leave your dog but it it probably easier to find an apartment that way. It's hell to try to find an apartment that allows dogs these days. Good luck with everything!

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