I'm starting a new job next week, so I ran a test of how long it would take to get there after dropping Elizabeth off at school. It was 7:42 when they started letting the kids inside, allowing me to leave. I could do like a lot of parents and just drop her off and take off, but I like to make sure she's safely inside before I go. Other parents keep their kid in the car as they wait for the doors to open, but Elizabeth likes to get out and hang out with her friends rather than wait in the car with boring old me. It's okay. I would do the same.
Anyway, I took I-24 to Briley Parkway to the area near the airport known as Century City. Twelve and a half miles later, I was pulling into their parking lot at 8:07. Twenty-five minutes to go 12½ miles. Exactly 30 miles per hour. Not bad in “rush hour” traffic, I guess. So, it'll take roughly half an hour to get to work every morning. Next I need to learn how long it takes to get from work to her school at the end of the day. I've got until 6pm before they start charging, I don't know, a dollar a minute over-time. If I take a half-hour lunch, I can leave by 5, so it shouldn't be a problem.
And now it's time — two weeks past time, actually — to finally plant the second bed in my multi-faceted “square foot” vegetable garden. Starting next week, I won't have time for these chores.