Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My evening commute

One of the things I like best about working in a small town is that I don't have to fight traffic.  Until now.  Tonight, I battled bridge construction of epic proportions.


6:35 pm  I walk to my classroom before leaving, and notice that traffic is backed up to the high school. 
6:38 pm  I get in my car, and leave the parking lot.
6:40 pm  A nice driver motions me onto the highway. 
7:18 pm  I cross the bridge...at this point, I have traveled approximately 1 mile.
7:53 pm  I arrive home. 

40 minutes in traffic.  For a commute that normally take 35 minutes total. Thanks to bridge construction that was supposed to be over a couple of weeks ago.  Friday is the start of a local well-known festival, which is sure to draw plenty of extra traffic.  If I leave right after school, I might make it home before dark.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

bummer! Glad you made it home safe though! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke said...

YAK I hate that!!! Imagine you would have that every day, like overhere hubby leaves very early every day so he avoids traffic!!!

Jocelyn said...

I hate that...nothing worse than sitting in traffic!!!!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Yuck to traffic! Good luck making it home on Friday!

EverydayMe said...

I really hate traffic... our bridge is being worked on too... and my 15 minutes turned in to 45 min... did I say I hate traffic...
{{hugs}} Michelle