I've always consigned learning another language as something that happens in other people's lives, but not mine. Like winning the lottery or owning a home. But it's starting to dawn on me the more I practice that if I can keep this rate up, this is totally doable.
http://cityobservatory.org/housing-policy-lessons-from-vienna-part-ii/ super fascinating article about #vienna and #seattle, along with #urbanism
@clacke @natecull I want to be very clear. I can never afford to buy in my neighborhood. I can't even rent a house hardly without straight up lighting money on fire. We live in a shabby but kept up 2bed apartment building. When we move, we will be leaving the city which we love, because we can't afford to live here without us developing a *second* six-figure income.
we both grew up p poor. this is hard stuff for us, man.
// cc @clhendricksbc
Too, I did not make perfect choices through my career, so I don't have a cache of money built up from my single 20s to spend (leftover money went to student loans).
And, further, I want an affordable house, not one I struggle to keep. I was raised poor, see.
Recently read on local news that median price for 1-bedroom rental in Vancouver (BC, Canada) is $2000 per month. And queues for rentals snaking around blocks b/c there aren't enough available. The city trying to figure out what to do & if short-term, air b&b style rentals are contributing to problem.
It's not good. So hard to live here without a high paying job.
working on duolingo, watching the federated timeline. almost time for the Night Feeding of The Baby.
That blue cheese had extra mold on it and now there's faint tingly bits around my mouthparts.