South Bay to Costa Mesa and back. 2.5 to 3 hours on the 405, every weekday. For 10 months.

NEVER EVER EVER EVER AGAIN.

I will miss my wonderful neighborhood with its perfect weather (best microclimate in the world, supposedly), and the awesome park a block away, and all the great human and doggie friends Buster, Sophie and I have made in the complex and at the park, and having delicious water that comes straight out of the tap, and living about 3 miles from Sunnydale High.

But. My new commute is 5 minutes tops. I don’t have to get on the freeway at ALL. I am going to have so much more time and be so much less homicidal! My poor dogs will be so much less neglected! HOORAY!