Yes, but I can't peddle fast enough to keep going up the hills (these are rather small, but very steep hills). Swerving makes it easier, but I can't do that with traffic and there's not enough room on the sidewalks. Plus it's probably illegal to ride on the sidewalks in that town.
If I stay in a lower gear, I can stand and pedal, but my thighs give out before I get to the top. It's just going to take time and I am frustrated.
Also really pissed about the oil bill. I guess I should have called the company and told them not to deliver anymore this season. At least the tank is totally filled for fall, assuming we stay here. Hulky's parents' neighbor is moving out. His mom is in a home now so he's going to rent his house to make some money. The second floor apartment has 4 bedrooms, so if we got 2 friends to join us (another room for computers, probably), it would be $550/mo for each of us, before utilities. That's $200 less than Hulky and I contribute to rent now . We have two friends that might be interested, but one might not want to move out of Boston. I'm nervous about sharing an apartment with other people again, but it'd be a great way to save some more money for a year or two.
Today, I should find out if my mom is buying the scooter or not. If not, I'm hunting down my title tonight and listing it ASAP. I could use some of the money to pay for the oil bill, much as I'd rather put it into savings & towards Hulky's car loan.