Well, we're finally officially moved into our new place and out of our old one, so I am finally commuting for the first time in my life (I lived just one mile from my office for the past 5+ years).
Patty and I made the drive back and forth between our old and new places probably about 25 times over the past 3 weeks and never hit a bit of traffic, which made the 20 mile drive just a measely 20-25 minutes - which is somewhat tolerable. I figured I'd be in pretty good shape for my commute to and from the office, especially since I usually come in pretty late (9:30-10am) and leave after 7pm, so I figured I'd be avoiding the majority of the "rush hour" traffic.
Well, if yesterday and today are any indication of my average commute, I'm going to be looking for a new job pretty soon!
Took me a good 35 minutes yesterday to get into the office. Started off smoothly for the first 15 miles, and then nothing but a parking lot on the freeway for the last 5 miles. But today was twice as bad, as it took me over an hour to get in - 10 miles of pure gridlock
I even hopped off the freeway at one point this morning to take side streets the rest of the way, but apparently thousands of other people had the same damned idea. This royally SUCKS. I HATE traffic (especially in 90+ degrees of heat) and idiotic drivers, so arriving at the office in a vengeful and angry mood, with a nice fat headache to go with it, is not going to be a good thing. Not to mention all of the road rage
spewing forth from my filthy mouth, and vulgar fingers...
Hopefully things will get better though, 'cause I just can't handle it as is!
God help me...
So what's everyone else's commutes to work or school like?