Four years ago, when we bought our house, we were pretty limited on places in the city we could live due to our daily work commutes. I had to take one highway 25 minutes in one direction and hubby had to take the same highway 25 minutes in the opposite direction. Now, with his new job, our offices are less than 10 minutes from each other. I mentioned being excited about the chance to carpool together in the morning, but the hubz didn’t share my excitement. So on Day 1 of his new job, we woke up early, got ready, and left the house at the same time…but in two different cars. I was only about 2 minutes down the road when my phone rang:
Hubs: Hey, I need you to turn around and come back home.
Hubs: My car died.
So, we carpooled. We’re on day 3 now, and so far, we’ve been able to meet up for lunch AND join friends at an after-work dinner/birthday celebration without having to worry about leaving someone’s car somewhere or drive two cars all the way back home. Of course we’re saving on gas, but the best part is probably all of the extra time we get to spend together. Both of our jobs are pretty demanding and have us working 8-6 or later, so it’s nice to have that extra time in the car together. I’m a fan.