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Jul 21, 2014

BEEP, BEEP, I’M COMING THROUGH

Since we have moved my commute to work is almost an hour long. It is all highway driving and I don’t mind it….much.

I have to say though many people have no clue what the rules of the road are. They have no road etiquette.

The speed limit for most of the way is 110 km or for those of you south of the border that is 68.3508 mph. We are moving at a fair clip. 205825_10150352513520469_7045817_n

For most of the way there are 2 lanes of traffic but in a few places there are 3 lanes.

I need to confess something here….. I speed. The roads are dry and the traffic is not heavy for the most part. Don’t judge!!!! I know, I know. When it is wet I will slow down.

I am usually in the fast lane. Passing the cars in the slow lane along with many others. We zip along until we have passed the slower cars and trucks then when we have done so we shift lanes back to the slow lane until once again we are coming up behind someone going the speed limit or slower.

A quick shoulder check and then back into the passing lane to go with the flow of traffic.

Sometimes this does not go as planned though. Sometimes a large truck will change lanes to go around a slower going motorhome and they don’t move their big, heavy butts back into the slow lane. This is annoying for two reasons. 1. they don’t go as fast as the rest of the lane and 2. you can’t see around them when traffic is slamming to a halt for some reason.

Some people get into the fast lane and pass one car and then stay there in the fast lane. A huge gap forms between them and the next car in front of them. They are blocking the fast lane. Cars are lining up behind them yet they don’t move over. Cars follow closer and closer (not me… I never tailgate) until  suddenly for whatever reason the traffic must slow down in a hurry…Next thing you know cars are slamming on their brakes in order to not crash into each other. Leave some space people. Think about it.

But then what happens is you leave a space for a safe stopping distance and people from the slow lane cut right in as if you left it just for them. Most times they do this then slam on their brakes because they now realize they are waaaayyyy too close to the car the just separated me from. Where does that leave me? Mashing down on my brakes.

You best not be tailgating me because I will make it very clear I don’t like you that up close and personal. Back off or I will continue to slow down to leave enough room for my car to move out of your way if the traffic is coming to an abrupt stop.

I haven’t succumbed to road rage as of yet but I have shaken my head at many of them.

So what about you? Do you hug the slow lane and never venture out of it unless the lane is closed down?

Do you nudge people out of your way?

Do you let someone else do the driving an just close your eyes?

Jul 14, 2014

SUNSET TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY

This was the sunset tonight from the deck of our new home. It just kept getting prettier and prettier.

The weather has been extremely hot and we have not been out on the deck in the evenings because of that but I could see this through the blinds of the bedroom when I went to bed.

It wasn’t quite this nice when I first climbed into bed but after about 10 minutes it looked like it would catch fire it was so red. It was well worth getting out of bed to take a photo with my cell phone.

As I write this it is 1:30 in the morning and it is still so hot outside that you could be sitting out there in a bathing suit and you would still be warm. This is very unusual for our lower mainland weather. new house sunset

Jul 1, 2014

HAPPY CANADA DAY

What a glorious morning. Woke up at 4:30 and opened up my patio doors to let in the cool, cool air while wrapping myself in a soft warm blanket. The birds are singing at the top of their lungs. The sun is coming over the mountain. This is your birthday Canada.
Happy Canada Day to all my friends and family.... and join me later this afternoon for a nap because what kind of fool gets up at 4:30 in the morning when they don't have to....

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