Yesterday I realized how lucky I am to work the strange hours that I do. Waking up at 2:30 every morning and getting to work by 3 might not be the most enjoyable part of my life, but when it comes to avoiding traffic, you can’t beat it!
Yesterday afternoon I had a live broadcast from Green Falls Landing, a new state-of-the-art retirement residence by Revera. The complex is located at the corner of Chuka Blvd. and Arcola Avenue. When I told my wife where I was going to be on location, she jokingly said, “See you at midnight.” The reason? I’d be driving from one end of the city to the other, in rush hour traffic, something I don’t do on a daily basis, and with my lack of patience, that’s probably a good thing.
I made my way from Rosemont to Sask. Dr. and followed that route all the way to Green Falls Landing. It took me about 25 minutes during lunch hour traffic. I knew I wouldn’t be as lucky heading home at 5, and I was right.
When I was finished my broadcast I made my way onto Arcola Avenue and immediately found myself in bumper-to-bumper traffic. I thought to myself, “This is going to be one long drive home.” It was like that all the way home. Vehicles were moving at a snails pace, and at times, even slower than that, if that’s possible.
It took me 45 minutes to get home! In Regina!
My hat goes off to those who travel more than half an hour to get to work and back home again. I can’t imagine what a pain in the a** that would be in the dead of winter.
After all that traffic yesterday, I really seemed to enjoy my drive into work this morning. When I come to work there are more bikes on the road than there are vehicles, and I don’t mind that at all!