Driving Sucks

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Oh wait… I like driving. I’ve driven to Florida a dozen times and have even taken extensive side trips on the way. I’ve driven to Maine, Vermont, upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, D.C. South Carolina (to buy fireworks!) more times than I can count, and all for fun. What I meant is driving to work sucks! Currently, I have a 45-60 minute commute to work and thankfully I can work from home once or twice most weeks. Even still, I figure that I spend $75-$100 a week in gas and tolls, and no telling what a 75 mile round trip every day does to a car rapidly approaching 150,000 miles. In case you’re wondering, it’s a 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 sedan with navigation, and it’s the best car I’ve ever owned for going from here to there reliably with a nice, comfortable ride. But this isn’t a post about cars, it’s about what we do with them.

I have to say, I love my current job. The people are great, the owner is working right with us every day and is a generous, smart guy, we get free fruit every day, barbeque and deli sandwich lunches frequently, and more.

HOWEVER…

I do wish it was closer than it is. I really do. I absolutely could move closer, but for social reasons I prefer to be where I am right now, thank you. Funny thing is, I see ads for jobs in my field right in the local area once in a while, and while tempting, what happens if I’m unhappy at the new place? I might be able to go back to the old job (no guarantee), but I’m back in the same boat, er car, driving 75 miles every day.

It’s a dilemma. What to do?

Maybe I’ll think of something. maybe.


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