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What did you do this weekend?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their weekend. Did you make any plans? Take a trip? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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    Merry
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    On Saturday, my partner and I drove up to Sacramento to check out the area and stay downtown. We are still trying to figure out where we want to move when our lease is up and Sacramento's cheap...

    On Saturday, my partner and I drove up to Sacramento to check out the area and stay downtown. We are still trying to figure out where we want to move when our lease is up and Sacramento's cheap prices were a big draw for us. Sadly, the day was a bit topsy-turvy. Sacramento has a good vibe depending on where you are in the city, it seems like the closer to freeways you are, the sketchier it gets. We had a decent lunch, walked 17,000 steps, hit up the dessert diner, walked around the state capitol, visited old Sacramento, and walked around midtown. By the time we arrived back at the hotel, I was oddly not very hungry despite our walking. Then, I started feeling worse and worse as I laid in bed. I tried to take a bath and a shower, but realized I was not going to be okay. I told my partner I had terrible news, that I was sick, and then I promptly vomited my entire lunch. Surprisingly, I felt much better after that, but I probably won't eat steak sandwiches for awhile. Following the next day, right as we were checking out my partner realized she couldn't find her maui jims sunglasses. Bummer. Those were pretty expensive that we got after she had LASIK last year to deal with her light sensitivity.

    So Sacramento was a bit of a bust. The prices just aren't comparable to what they were a year or two ago, and it is looking more and more that we are going to have to settle for a suburb if we want to stay in California for few more years. I'm tempted to move us into Fresno/Clovis where I have some family as the prices there are still incredibly cheap (and for a reason I'd imagine). I have some family there so it wouldn't be a total wash, but something to think about. I'm hoping that now the holdouts for return to office are coming about this month, that we will see some settling in rental markets that were traditionally cheaper creep back down, but that is hopeful thinking.

    On Sunday I resumed my flying lessons, this time flying in a small, cramped Cessna 150. I've entertained buying one of these in the future and think that I won't be doing so due to its limited capacity and cramped seating. Plus it is slow. I did manage to do ~12 landings in it with my instructor taking over a couple of times to help correct some bad habits. My next lesson is on Friday so looking forward to getting back in the plane and getting more hours in my logbook.

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    1. autumn
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      I really enjoyed visiting Sacramento back when I visited back in 08 or 09. It seemed very chill (and close to Davis, which is a cyclist’s heaven).

      I really enjoyed visiting Sacramento back when I visited back in 08 or 09. It seemed very chill (and close to Davis, which is a cyclist’s heaven).

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  2. cloud_loud
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    I’m currently in the middle of teaching myself to drive. I should have started driving at 16 and was keen to do it, but my mom refused to teach me or pay for classes because she said even if I got...

    I’m currently in the middle of teaching myself to drive. I should have started driving at 16 and was keen to do it, but my mom refused to teach me or pay for classes because she said even if I got my license I don’t have a car, and even if I got a car insurance would cost too much so there was no point in me learning to drive.

    So all throughout college my mom would drop me off and pick me up. This would continue even after I graduated to wherever I needed to go. I was actually fine with the arrangement but then my sister had a baby and her partner left her so now my mom takes care of the baby most of the time. So now when I want to go somewhere I need to either walk or take the bus. I’m done with not being able to drive so my aunt gifted me a car (she comes across a lot of cheap cars in her line of work so it wasn’t that big of a deal).

    I studied all the rules of the road and then went out on my own driving. I started off driving just around the corner of my neighborhood. Never actually going into the street and just learning how to handle a car and how to make turns. I finally drove on the street for the first time this weekend. It was super nerve wracking driving with a bunch of cars. I’ve driven up and down a street close to my home. One time I went too far and got very nervous and almost had a panic attack. But I was able to calmly drive myself back home.

    I don’t feel too bad learning to drive at this age because my cousins learned later than I did. But it’s still pretty embarrassing. Hoping to get my license at the end of the month. I try to drive at least every day. Sometimes I feel like I’m a pretty good driver and sometimes I feel like I’m terrible.

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  3. autumn
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    We watched some amateur professional wrestling, which was very disorganized but amusing. Also hosted a friend from out of town, went to a small birthday party, and played a lot of video games....

    We watched some amateur professional wrestling, which was very disorganized but amusing. Also hosted a friend from out of town, went to a small birthday party, and played a lot of video games. Went for a walk with another friend and introduced our dogs for the first time; they did great! Planted peas and carrots (from seed) in the new raised garden bed.

    Very busy weekend!

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