amygrech (amygrech) wrote,

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Suburban Conundrum

In mid-March, right before the COVID-19 pandemic altered life as we know it, I needed Gallbladder Surgery. Things were already shaky with clients—two of them paused my services for the month—not ideal. I didn’t have health insurance, so I incurred an onslaught of medical bills. While I was recovering in the hospital, my brother hired movers to clear out my Brooklyn apartment.

I’m on Long Island in my Mom’s house, rent-free, while I pay off bills. Sounds pretty great, right? Well, not exactly. See, I don’t drive, living in Brooklyn for 25 years will do that. I can walk to a couple of places like the drug store and Starbucks, and my brother is nice enough to drive me to the grocery store.

I had a dental appointment earlier and had to take Uber. Ugh! It’s so expensive, $40.00 round trip just to go two towns over, and the second car didn’t have air conditioning. I could have taken the train into Manhattan and back for that price. Here’s hoping I can move back to Brooklyn, or even Queens later this year or early next…The suburbs definitely aren’t for me!

Luckily, things are starting to pick up with clients.

Tags: brooklyn, coronavirus, covid-19, manhattan, nyc, pandemic, queens, suburbs, uber

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