Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Perth Transit

Here in Perth, some of the bus drivers drive busses that are fitted with a cage around the driver's seat. Other busses don't have the cage fitted around the driver's seat.

Although I have only gone on 50-60 rides and am no expert on the matter, I have noticed that the bus drivers who don't have to drive around in over sized pet carriers are signifcantly nicer than the drivers that do.

I can't help but wonder if the jerky drivers are being punished for being jerks, or if they need to be protected from the people they are jerks to.

It isn't as if some routes are more dangerous than others, because both types are available on all the routes I have ridden.

House Prices In Calgary

I haven't checked house prices in Calgary for a long time. Today I look at as well as

I regret it. A lot.

The cheapest house for sale in our old neighbourhood is $280,000 on MLS.CA and $260,000 on WELIST.COM. Presumably the extra $20,000 goes to the realtor. Although sold houses are taken down from right away, tells you how long it took to sell the house. Most of the listings said between one and five days.

I'm not saying that I regret selling the house and coming to Australia, but had we waited one more year, we could have paid off our student loans and come to Australia and we probably wouldn't have had to work while we were here.

-Gary Milner


Jon said...

I think I read that it is something like 10-20 thousand in price inflation each month here in Calgary.

Really doesn't mean much though if you are staying in the city. If you sell your house, you just have to pay the same elsewhere.

Bob Milner said...
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