I Love My Commute!

Last Update: March 07, 2016

I was just talking to one of my brothers earlier this morning while he was on his way, from his home, 80 kms (50 miles) to work. He does this Monday to Friday each week and sometimes even on holidays.

My brother in the east commutes about 30 kms each way. My kids and my other siblings? Anywhere from 20 to 100 kms each way. I did the same for over 50 years working as a chef. The worst was when I lived in town and had to travel sometimes 300 or 400 miles to get to the work site way out in the bush or in a town in the middle of Nowhere, Alberta.

Since I've 'retired' and got settled in with WA, my 'commute; is now 30 feet. Yep, 30 feet from my bed to the kitchen to the computer. Can anyone feel for poor me? All that traveling? I just love it! There is nothing like sitting with a cup of coffee at your computer talking with your brother or whomever while they buck traffic, stupid drivers and those insistent truckers who think that you will back down when they try to wedge you off the road.

The best part to the commute is the fact that you don't need road reports, police incident reports or weather reports. You just go. Yep, 30 feet - a far cry from the distances before.

If you feel the same way. Let me know. I believe in equal commuting for all (in WA). No stress; no honking horns AND no yelling bosses.

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betcha Premium
Oh Ian, that's fantastic! I'm so happy for you. But don't forget you need the sunshine, too. Lol.
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Bigbroian Premium
Where I live, in the Fraser Valley of BC, we get more than our share of sunshine. Spring hit here a month ago. Trees and flowers are already showing. Ya gotta love it.
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synaptik Premium
That doesn't sound too rough. :) I still feel a small pang of sympathy for the poor folk trudging out every morning to get packed off to their factories and offices and then coming back so wearily at night.
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Bigbroian Premium
I agree. Sometimes, as a chef, I would get a major banquet ordered and have to spend up to 18 hours per day in the kitchen, often a week ahead of time to be sure everything got order, prepped, put together and cooked.
My staff often did yeoman duty just to make the event a success. Glad I only spend 12 hours on here a day. LOL
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DeniseOlsen5 Premium
I am so looking forward to that commute since right now my commute is an hour each way Monday thru Friday!
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Bigbroian Premium
Hi Denise; try this. Think 'trees, lake, squirrels on my knees eating peanuts'. It sounds funny, but it got me through the last days of my daily commuting. I now live in the country and I HAVE those trees and squirrels outside my door every day. The lake? A short 5-minute drive from here.
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bethanybozz Premium
Yes, I certainly agree with the great commute. Now I just have to figure out how to make money.
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RaeAnnePond Premium
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my commute!!! From the bedroom, to the office, to the kitchen!! I hear you!!!
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