Over this past 6 + years I've enjoyed my blog immensely, posting a photo a day has helped me learn how to take better photos and meeting all of you wonderful people has been phenomenal. Unfortunately with studies I find there's just not enough hours in a day and for now I'm going to have to post when time permits. I'm going to miss those of you who I've come to know, however, I shall be back when life returns to 'normal'.
My Town ~ Edmonton, AB
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1000th post - Compare and Contrast
For my 1000th post... wow, that's a lot of posts! I've decided to do a bit of a comparison between city and country life.
Construction in the country often involves one, sometimes two people and both do the work. As a general rule there are no traffic delays and nobody has to be rerouted or go out of their way to get to where they'd like to be. It's kept pretty simple, the only breaks are for meals and the work gets done in no time at all usually.The pay is the joy of having the job done.
On the other hand, construction in the city involves massive manpower, there are many employees who stand around, breaks are generally in half hour increments with one hour lunches. Traffic is rerouted often creating traffic jams and a person can add in excess of a half hour to get to where they want to be... if they're lucky that is. The job is always behind schedule and tax payers pick up the tab.
City mud...enticing but expensive
and country mud... free and brings out the kid in me!
Is it any wonder this is my favorite way to view the city?
...in my rear-view mirror!
All truth be told I would miss certain aspects of the city if I moved away permanently, I'd definitely miss my children and my beautiful granddaughter. I think the ideal lifestyle for me and my country bumpkin heart would be about 1/2 hour outside of the city, close enough to visit and shop, but far enough away to be rid of the hectic lifestyle. Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely grateful to be where I'm at in life, I have the best of both worlds... the other world is just a few short hours away.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and thank you for being a part of my journey. I'm amazed and never even noticed until tonight how many posts I've added here, that's a lot of blogging... and very unlike homework, I'm not sick of it yet! lol