Friday Free-For-All – 03/16/18

Friday Free-For-All

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly (and save on gas money), Ben and I have started carpooling twice a week. His commute is about 40 minutes, and mine is close to an hour. Two cars doing that twice a week isn’t exactly great. So now on Mondays and Wednesdays, I drop him off and pick him up at work on my way to and fro. Not only does this save on gas money and wear and tear on our vehicles, it gives us more time together during the day, which has been really nice. Depending on our schedules, we may do this more often.

We finally have internet at the house! It’s only been an entire MONTH since I called to get it set up. Apparently getting service in our neck of the woods is very difficult, I don’t know. At any rate, I took yesterday off to be around for the technician. It worked out, because we were able to schedule the well guy to come do our pressure tank this day as well. I got a day off, and we got two major house things done. Win-win! Unfortunately, the internet service currently available isn’t exactly lightning fast, but it’s better than nothing, and we may be able to upgrade. It’s just that due to the snow this week, the tech wasn’t able to fully access all the lines/cables around the house.

My parents got a new dog, and it’s unexpectedly weird for me.  I shared that our family dog, Harley, had to be put down back in November. It was tough on all of us, but logically I knew that my family would likely get another dog pretty quickly. After all, they hadn’t been a dog free household for almost 20 years. Fast forward to about a month ago and my parents adopted a hound mix named Fergus. It seems like he’s great and everyone loves him, but I haven’t met him yet and it’s really weird to get pictures of my parents and sisters cuddling this dog I’ve never met. I’m sure once I actually meet him it will be less strange, but it feels odd to me right now.

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Mom and Fergus

Do you ever carpool with your spouse/significant other?

 

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8 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 03/16/18

  1. txa1265 says:

    We actually car-pooled this morning 🙂

    For us it is more that we have both kids at home, and have two cars. We are lucky to have short commutes – we are both within 10 minute drive of home, and pass my work on the way to Lisa’s. I do occasionally need my car, and she sometimes works a shorter schedule, so it is a minority of days we share, but it is nice.

    And yeah, considering we put our older dog to sleep last fall at 13 and our 17 year old cat passed yesterday … and have a new cat (supposedly belonging to our older son) and new dog … I can see how it would be weird. Chris came home for spring break this week and had only seen the new dog for a few days before starting school so it was still an adjustment. And when they are both living on their own (please!) it will be weirder still when we get a new animal.

  2. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    No internet?? I think I would have cried. Which is sad by itself.

    I get it, when my cat passed away years ago, my mother was the push behind me getting a new one and I had a really hard time with it. I felt like it was a betrayal, if that makes sense.

  3. dgobs says:

    Yay for the Internet! Drew and I have been carpooling since we realized that getting me to the bus in time to get to work on time after dropping the Bairn at daycare was just too much. The extra time together is way better than sitting on the bus, plus I get to the T faster, so a double win 🙂

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