We drove to Ohio on Saturday to pick up some furniture. And put $110 worth of gas in the tank. Ouch.
It made me realize how happy I am to work from home and that we live so close to most of the things we do. We can ride our bikes lots of places. We can walk to church. Even when we do drive somewhere, it's rarely more than 5 miles round trip, sometimes 10 if we go out to the mall or bookstore. We can usually fill up the gas tank every 3-4 weeks, depending.
People used to poke fun at me for living here in the middle of nowhere and my ten-minute errands. They aren't poking fun now . . .