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I am not cut out for this

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

I spent the day driving my hubby around to a doctor appointment,
a lab check that could have been done in our home on Thursday
and delivering eggs to the Feeding South Dakota food bank. I am
not impressed with driving in the city. I get tired of being told how
easy it is. I am very accustomed to driving in our small town of 600
or the larger town where we have our farmers market. I do not
like 4 lanes of traffic going one way with turning lanes and hundreds
of cars moving around me. All the years when I asked to drive to
get experience, hubby said he'd drive. Now, I am expected to just
drive like it is a 2 lane country road, make all the correct turns and
"just relax". We did arrive at all appointments safely and on time and
now hubby has plans for all future trips with me at the wheel. He tells
me it may be 6 months until he can drive again. This, however, is just
his idea and not based on any fact. Recovery may not be as difficult as
he thinks but he needs to work at a few things first and then see what
his doctor will advise. Thankfully he has no appointments for 3 months.
Best get dressed and get to work. I am not retired yet and missing 10
days of work will take a few extra hours to get caught up.
Stay safe, get vaccinated, social distance and thanks for stopping by.
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  • JAMER123
    I went from the farm on gravel roads and barely about to pass another on coming vehicle gradually up to driving in Denver or Minneapolis. I guess it's all in what one is comfortable with and used to. Glad you are able to wait for another 3 months to tackle it again.
    39 days ago
    Sounds like your world has become far more complex. Relax and deal with events as they occur.
    39 days ago
    39 days ago
    You did great maybe on of the kids or an Uber can take him on city trips hugs
    39 days ago
    Great for you! I use to live in a small town too. HUGE roads can be difficult. You did great!!!! emoticon
    39 days ago
    Glad you were able to make the appts and hope that driving to those locations will gradually become easier.

    I think all men tend to grab the wheel rather than be passengers. It's a gender related trait.

    I had the opposite experience after growing up in a city of 8 million and until 2007 always living in a major Metropolitan area. It was those curvy country roads with no shoulders that caused me anxiety. Deer and other assorted wildlife could leap in front of me at any moment and often did.

    39 days ago
    OH I do not like city driving @ all, either. STRESSFUL!

    HOPE your DH does the work he needs to do to get back in the swing of things. It's hard, but . . . there's the payoff of being more independent!

    39 days ago
    Great that you were able to make the appointments on time. Hope your day goes smooth back at work!
    39 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Since the VIRUS- I have not been driving like I used to. I ran some errands that needed to be done. I could not believe the traffic. People seem to be driving worse. I just have to get used to things again - been isolated for so long due to the VIRUS. My DH and I are getting our second shot in a couple of weeks.
    emoticon Stay safe and hope your DH gets better each and every day. emoticon
    39 days ago
    I understand the feeling! Driving around Rapid is nothing like driving in Denver where we go to visit the grandkids, though it's been a year and a half! That said, driving may be even more challenging the next time we try, since we'll be out of practice!
    39 days ago
    Hope your husband is okay
    39 days ago
  • JUDY1676
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    39 days ago
    Stressful, but you did it! You rose to the challenge and did it!
    39 days ago
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