On Wednesday I went to see dd and had to travel down two major highways/motorways. The 400 and the 401. The 401 goes across the top of Toronto.
With last weekend being a holiday weekend (Canada Day) a lot of people took this week off so the traffic wasn't too bad. However it seemed to me that the "crazy drivers" forgot to take a vacation and were out in force! As were the "rubbernecker's," you know the people who practically come to a stop, so they can look at the pretty flashing lights six lanes over on the other side of the road.......
Then of course we have to speed demon's who are going like a bat out of hell in the fast lane; then suddenly remember they have to take the exit so go flying across a minimum of three lanes, sometimes more, to get to the exit ramp. God help anyone who gets in their way. I had a large truck pull out right in front of me, no indicators or nothing. Luckily we weren't going fast at that point as he jumped gears and practically came to a stop.
Truly I don't know how people drive those major highways, day in day out? I guess you get desensitized to it all and accept it for what it is. I am still at a point that the big highways don't bother me, despite me living in "the countryside." There is just one part of the journey, where I leave one highway to go onto another highway where I get a little concerned. I have to cross over half a dozen lanes to do it and you have to hope people will be kind enough to let you in. Canadians are a very polite bunch but when it comes to driving, they are as selfish as the rest of the world!!!
It's been a while since I had posted book reviews on my book review blog; March in fact. I posted four reviews yesterday here if you would like to read them.
We are in the middle of a heat wave again. I feel so sorry for the people who have to work outdoors in this weather. Poor dh is suffering as he works in a factory environment where there are huge welders so a lot of heat. Add in the humidity and it's draining. We desperately need rain here, not just for the gardens, but to dampen down the dust. For me dust = allergies!!
Enjoy your Friday.