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7 Days: 4 {commute}

7 Days: 4 {commute}

I used to love to drive. Living in a(n albeit small-ish) city has made me hate it.

We live in the north end, my husband works in the waaay south end. At 6:30am, I drive him to work and it takes about half an hour for the round trip because the traffic isn’t so bad that early. I get home, get the kids ready to go, leave the house at 8:00am, drop Liliana at daycare, Kaylie at school, and I get to work at 9:00am.

I leave at 5:00pm, pick Liliana up from daycare, Kaylie from school, Noah from work, and if the traffic isn’t so bad we get home at around 6:30pm.

I grew up in a very small northern BC town and am used to my “commute” being about 10 minutes, including dropping kids off. On average, I drive about 75km (45 mi) every day. This 2+ hours in the car per day is NOT VERY FUN. I know for bigger-city people this is small potatoes, but I DON’T LIKE IT.

My cushy Canadian first-world life is so hard.

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  • Venessa Patkau Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 8:55 pm

    yeah basically 5pm anywhere in saskatoon is a bad time to drive. Sorry you have to do that.
    .-= Venessa Patkau´s last blog ..Oh Brrrrrr or should I say Bear =-.

  • Kami Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 9:08 pm

    If you lived here still, you wouldn’t have this problem ;) I hate the traffic there, it makes me stabby.
    .-= Kami´s last blog ..Arbitrary Thursday =-.

  • Jennifer Glen Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 9:13 pm

    I’m glad to see you’re back. All your S’toon talk makes me reminisce in a good way and smile that you’re experiencing what we experienced. S’toon days were good….but I do NOT miss the horrendous (yep, that’s how you spell it; had to make sure) traffic!!

  • Meg Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 12:15 am

    Wowza, that’s a lot of driving, and Noah’s at work for long hours!
    .-= Meg´s last blog ..30 Days – Day 13 =-.

  • Anna b bonkers Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 3:30 pm

    I love you.
    .-= Anna b bonkers´s last blog ..My faves in shades of b &amp w =-.

  • darci Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6:54 pm

    I like long road trips, but round trips drive me crazy. So i feel your pain. Although the bus system from abby to metrotown is painful enough to make me want me car, Now.

  • Angella Thursday, September 23, 2010, 8:34 am

    I would be MISERABLE. I mean, I have 1/2 hour commute, but it’s just me and no traffic. Oh, and the lake.

    Like the rearview mirror shot. :)
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..Get Fit To Get Healthy =-.

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