Two days a week.......Yep, two days a week, Eric has therapy deep in the heart of Houston. On a good day (that is, with agreeable weather, light traffic, and no construction) it takes 45 minutes to get there.
Okay, I can deal with that. Eric's therapy is usually scheduled around 2 p.m. so most days, barring a traffic tie-up, 45 minutes is all it takes. Fortunately his aunt (my sister) lives out that way, about 15 minutes from the clinic (again with light traffic). So I usually hang out at my sister's place while Eric is in therapy, about three and a half hours.
Here's the problem: when Eric's therapy lets out it is high traffic hour. High traffic in Houston? No thank you Ma'am! That 45 minute commute time suddenly becomes a stressful, bad mood inducing, pull-my-hair-out-of-my-head drive back home. Not to mention what a long drive like this does to Eric.