Toronto traffic sucks. To save about $200 I decided to drive to Toronto and fly form there to Tel Aviv. Let’s see how that worked out…
- drive there – 3+ hours (This was because it was New Year’s day and no commuters on the road.)
- Parking for 10 days in Toronto – about $270
- Drive home 6+ hours (I’ve since learned it has some of the worst traffic in the world.)
Will I do that again? Probably not. I might do like my friends the Harmers did. Fly to Toronto from Rochester and there to Tel Aviv. I would have come out ahead.
On the bright side, I made it home safely.
I also came home to a mess left by a tenant who simply vacated on his lease. I’ve never seen such filth in my life. It looks like I have to replace a microwave oven, carpet, mattress and box springs, as well as paying to have it professionally cleaned.
We live and learn. One lesson I’ve learned from this is if they are slow getting their initial deposit paid, you probably don’t want them for a tenant.
How do people live in such filth. (This photo doesn’t do it justice. That orange spot, center bottom is a bleach mark (and there are many) where he tried to clean the carpet with who-knows-what. The sad part is, why bother cleaning the carpet when you live in filth?
To Do List
I have a major to-do list for today. This is just one item. I will be updating and adding updates from my trip in the next few days.
It’s nice that we don’t have Toronto traffic in Rochester, because I have some errands to run.