This is the first Thanksgiving in the new house, living less than five miles from work and having a wide variety of commute routes home. The traffic on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is always the worst of the year. Before, I was 24 miles from home and it sometimes took 2 hours to get there. I began planning to see a movie after work to wait for the traffic to die down before going home.
It’s a great pleasure to work local. I filled my gas tank today at $1.89 a gallon – a price we never thought we would see again. But I use far less gas at any price nowadays. I’ve gained time to spend on something besides driving 50 miles each day.