According to a United States Census Bureau survey, Americans spend more than 100 hours a year commuting to work. For those of you who commute, wouldn’t it be nice if your office or workplace was just a few steps away from home? Think about it...No traffic to deal with and no need to buy gas for your car. It isn't even necessary to wake up early because you don't have to allow time for commuting--Whatta life, I would love that!! But given what I do, and because I really love the office where I work and where I live, I have chosen to be a commuter.
Come along with me, and I'll show you what my daily commute looks like.
I try to leave the house around 7:15 in the morning. It all starts out nice enough.
But when I get to the main roads (after about 20 minutes), it all changes--It's back to "real life!" This morning it was foggy and overcast, making it a bit more hectic.
Off one highway, and onto another...It's bumper to bumper, stop and start for at least half the drive.
Finally after about an hour, I get to the office. At our office, the doctor allows us to be late 14 (yes fourteen!) times during the year without an excuse. If we're late more than that, he will deduct a day of vacation from the next year. There are days when it can be a sprint to get into the office on time. I have a co-worker who is typically running in the door at the last minute. If we're in the parking lot together, because she's younger and faster, she'll run up the stairs and clock us in! If she's not there, and I've gotten there before her, I watch for her to pull in, and clock her in. We have had some lates counted against us, but we're doing okay because we're watching out for each other--She's a good co-worker that way!
This is the view out the window of the operatory I work from.
At the end of the day, usually about 5:30, it starts all over again. At least the sun is out now.
On my drive to and from work, there are some lovely homes to look at, like this one. Of course I have my phone with me, so I'll chat with friends on the drive home.
The closer I get to home, the scenery starts to change...
At the bottom of our drive way, I pick up the mail and look up towards the house. Usually the dogs start to bark because they hear me. I've left everything behind and I feel like I'm entering a totally different world.