…driving for over an hour to visit someone is a big deal. What I mean is that it is far. Unlike Texas, where my cousin thinks nothing of driving three hours to see someone, we think twice about setting out for a trip of more than twenty minutes.
Besides the distance, there is plenty of road rage. Ugh! As I said in an earlier blog entry, what’s the big rush? You are going to get to that red light faster than I am but we are both going to wait!
Living in a heavily populated area, I have certain family and friends who have become snobs since they moved out to the "boonies." "Oh, I don’t like driving where you live." At least one won’t even visit here for that reason! Phooey. Commune with the wildlife then! LOL
Because none of us lives close to one another, my side of the family all have the same cell phone company where we have unlimited minutes to talk to each other. My baby bro’ is in California and we usually speak weekly. My folks live about 90 minutes away and when Mom and I get on the phone I usually have to recharge my phone’s battery! Sis is over an hour away, too. We are blessed to not have the astronomical phone bills we used to have before the cell phone.
When I was speaking with Mom earlier today, I started thinking that the distance isn’t so far that we can’t visit more often. Then I remembered gas prices. Oy! My little family is of modest means and each time we fill a gas tank it is like signing away our first born. Gone are the days of putting in just five dollars worth of gas. Still, all things considered, I hope to make a concerted effort to see my family more often. God can make sure we get good gas mileage, right?
Tomorrow is the sabbath and I am anticipating great things! How about you? Looking forward to the fellowship and to hearing God’s word? Let me know how your worship services are tomorrow, okay? I look forward to it. g-