Carpooling isn't all bad
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Well, I made it through the first week of carpooling with my husband, since he smashed his truck on the way to work Monday. Good thing we both work 10 minutes from where we live! I've found it's actually kind of nice to drive him to work in the morning, and then pick him up afterwards. For one thing, we can talk about the day while in the car, and then move on to other topics by the time we get home. He is frequently frustrated at work and needs to vent, and I prefer him venting in the car than in my kitchen while I'm trying to get dinner made!
The tricky part for me is that now I have to leave home around 7:30 instead of 9:30, and then I don't get home until 5:00, instead of 4:00. I find that I have to be WAY more organized. But there are good things about that, too. For example, instead of planning my meals one day ahead, now I plan them all out a week ahead. Yep! I know exactly everything I will be eating from now through Sunday, Nov. 9th! This will also make shopping easier and more efficient. Another plus is that I can go to my favorite spot to workout, a physical therapy place where there aren't a bunch of people hogging the machines or staring at me, and I can workout there and then shower there before work. Monday through Friday, if I want. This gives me the opportunity for more variety than just riding my exercise bike at home.
Other plusses include saving on the cost of fuel, and I probably will also be canceling his insurance policy as well. So there are some silver linings in this cloud. It's sad to see the Red Potato Two (name of his truck) looking such a sorry sight in front of the barn, though. He wants to try to fix it up, so we'll see if that happens...