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Early morning drive commuting

Okay, so my job requires me to be at work at 6am on Saturday, Sunday, and Mondays. I live in the country just around 28 miles away which means on the average I need to be up between 4am-4:30am depending on whether we had any significant snow the night before.  It is during this drive time that most of my rants hit me.

Generally the rants seem to revolve around the same few topics:

  • Deer
  • The car driving in front of me at 5 am
  • The car driving behind me at 5 am
  • Business practices

Some other topics that I may write about that are in my life:

  • My kids
  • The Lady I Married – This is how I refer to the Lady that recently handed me divorce papers
  • My dog
  • Coworkers (which I think may have their names changed to protect them)

On my drives into work, I normally stop in at a Quik-Trip (QT) to pick up a pack of cigarettes, refill my 52oz cup with Mountain Dew (my lifeline), and sometimes a cup of coffee.

Additional topics may include the town I live in because I think there are only around 800 people that live in it. It’s literally a one traffic light town.  That light is only in place for the kids to have a safe area to cross the highway to get to school. It’s an older town that is rich in history. There is an annual Fish Fry at one of the churches during Lent. This will be worth writing about later as I always seem to be pretty well tanked by the time I get through the 1 hour wait in line. I also have a good friend that owns a wine shop near the traffic light in town. We don’t have a police department, but instead the Washington County Sherriff’s Office lends some its finest to us for emergencies. The Fire Department is Volunteer (and has its own website). We have 2 bars (3 if you count the American Legion), 1 eatery, 2 gas stations, a drive through coffee stand (that doesn’t accept debit cards – cash only), a library (that is only open for a few weekends in June if I remember correctly) that also doubles as the meeting place for city council meetings. We have an elementary school and a high school (that is very proud of its football team). What we don’t have that every other city in America has is McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, or Walgreens. In fact, we don’t have any fast food or pharmacy. It’s a 9 mile drive North to Blair for them or a 17 mile drive South to Omaha where there are plenty to choose from. You can have a map of Omaha and throw a dart at it…odds are the dart will hit within a block of either one of those businesses. We do have a US Post Office where the girls know me by first name and on sight. This is partially because I am in there so often for eBay shipping and picking up. I may be the only person to ever ship items to Australia & Lithuania from it.

I think that may be it for now. I am waiting for my friend at the wine shop to come in so that we can go over her newsletter content that I will be doing, and for some sagely female advice about some other topics. I may be back on here later tonight to start some of the previous rants about some of the above topics before I forget about them.

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