Reno is a frustrating town to drive in sometimes. Or maybe it’s just me.
If you were to take a ruler to a map, you could draw a straight line from my mom’s house to my brother’s house. The line would tell you that their houses are only 3 or 4 miles apart. Yet, it takes at least 20 minutes to drive between the two. (Due to the 30 million ‘road humps’ and 20,000 stop signs.)
We have no car.
Ours is in the shop, for how long? No one knows. We are borrowing my mother’s car as she has graciously offered to catch a ride to work in the morning with my dad. This means that Chris is not able to get to work (yes, he’s working while we’re here) early like he’d prefer to, because Ezra doesn’t wake up until 8:00AM or so. Once he’s finally up and ready, I drive Chris to the paint store with Ezra in the carseat. Then, we drive to Home Depot to pick up supplies. Then, I drive him back and drop him off at his jobsite. All in a borrowed car. All while worrying that my mom feels stranded at work or my dad would rather come home early, but can’t because he needs to stay in town to give my mom a ride home at 5:00.
By the time we do all of this running around in the morning, it is almost naptime for Ezra. (Like I said, it takes forever to get anywhere around here.) I drive to my parent’s house or Chris’ parent’s house to feed him quickly and put him down for a nap. If Chris needs any supplies for his job that he wasn’t expecting he’d need, he has no way of getting them. He can’t even grab lunch for that matter. Because I have the car and Ezra is napping so I can’t leave to get those things for him. Ezra sleeps for 3 hours or more.
When he wakes up, it is about time to go pick up Chris from work.
I’ve driven over 130 miles since yesterday morning. This is tiring.
I’m realizing that the only reason I’m doing all this driving is because I thought it would be nice to have the car during the day while Chris is working. I’m suddenly aware now that it would probably be much easier on everyone if I just stayed put at a house all day and let Chris take the car in the mornings.
***SLAPS FOREHEAD MULTIPLE TIMES. HARD.***
This is what I woke up to this morning: