Tuesday, August 28, 2007
54 lights
54 whopping lights! (Maybe 55. It actually is a bit complicated to count traffic lights as you are driving, trying to pay attention to the road and be a mother at the same time.)
And now you are curious as to when I encounter them??? Our drive to church. Yup! All 54 of them - no "ifs," "ands" or driving around them! (Take that back. Sometimes I cut off one of them at the corner of 29 and 14. Never mind what I said in the previous post about being a law abiding citizen! I'd rather be at church on time! Besides, I have to do that to get around all the people who are not turning right and should be sitting in the other lane, but that is another post! :-)
Back to the lights. . .The actual drive is between 27-28 miles which isn't bad - until you take the lights into consideration. Did I mention all 54 of them?! Sigh. . .Not a good prospect when you are pregnant and prone to car sickness! I have sometimes left for church an hour early and still pulled in late due to red lights!
Now I will leave the subject of other drivers alone. . . You know how they seem to be lurking in every lane and driving miles under the speed limit! Grrrrr. Sometimes I arrive at church feeling like I need to have a personal prayer meeting to rid the frustration of the drive. And those lights!!!! Did I mention there are 54 of them?! :-)
I told Troy I am making up for all the years my dad was a pastor, and I lived 30 seconds from the church.
So, how long is your drive?

  posted at 10:47 AM  

At 11:49 AM, Blogger tacomom said...

13 miles - 20 minutes. Not horrible but I too feel like I am making up for all the years MY dad was pastor and we lived 1/4 of a mile away :) My in-laws drive an hour so I try not to complain. SOOO glad that they sacrificed or who knows what my life would be like :)

At 12:19 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

That is incredibly way too many lights! I could picture our family trying to dodge a whole lot of lights if that were the case here. Was nice when you lived next door to the church here in Dayton, wasn't it? We now live about 10-15 min from the church. I would imagine that there is about 5 lights... maybe... never counted. I can't imagine such a frustrating drive to church!

At 12:38 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

About 20 minutes and 8 lights! :o)

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Janette said...

4 lights, 2 stop signs--about 10 minutes from church. So glad to be out of Phoenix--that's where it took forever to go a few miles!

At 4:19 PM, Blogger Adam & Val said...

I think I'd go crazy with that many stop lights...my husband would for sure! Not sure how many steps it is to church - here in Cayman we live right on the compound so we just have to walk across the grounds! Back home in Lima, it is 8-12 minutes (depending on the time or traffic) and 6 lights...:)

At 4:26 PM, Blogger The Going Blog said...

10 min+- (min. vanish between the garage door and us pulling out) 5 stop signs-one you can roll through if you take a notion.

At 9:34 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

4 minutes if you don't count the school zone! 1 traffic light - if you cut through a parking lot, you can avoid it! Put it this way: The church moved, we followed it. I can't stand long, frequent rides!

At 4:44 PM, Blogger Jody J said...

One stop sign and about 60 seconds! I don't envy you. I'm sure you feel very spiritual by the time you get to church!

At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

50 minutes! but get this - only 5 lights. But if something is going on in Dayton and I-75 is bumper to bumper... well we just turn around or we tune in online in the car. What can I say - I love my church!

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Lori said...

No stoplights, our town is too small to have any, it takes about 4 min. to get there!

At 8:06 PM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

WOW! 54 traffic lights is A LOT!!
We walk one mile dragging our keyboard, stand, cookies, 3 children and suitcase full of songbooks, to get to the VERY CROWDED bus filled with people, chickens, HUGE bags of vegetables, etc. and then we ride that bus (sometimes STANDING in the crowded aisles) for an hour. Not sure how many traffic lights, most of the time, I can't see out the bus windows to count them. =) Get to the town where our church is and then walk in the mud for about one block to our church. After church we do the same thing, and get home, only to scarf our food and do it again in the evening. =)

Love, Heather in Colombia =)

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

I thought of you when I wrote this post, Heather. I have never forgotten what you said about your journey to church. In my mind I had to think, okay - - I am writing this in the text of going to church in the US. :-)


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