Although there are many advantages to living out in the country, the one disadvantage which will eventually do me in is the traveling. This week began the last of this semester's student teacher observations. I will have put on a lot of miles by next week's end in addition to just normal trips back and forth to 'town.'
I might be compensated for mileage by the university but am not compensated for the time it takes for me to get there. I spend a lot of time en route. I sure am glad that I don't have to travel like my Amish neighbors on the ridge in a horse and buggy.
All I know is that next Friday afternoon, I will be really glad to utter these words as I walk through the door upon my return from 4 hours that day on the road... "Honey, I 'm home."
Some days it just feels really good to get home.