A lot has changed since the last time I drove -- it's been 6 years, so I shouldn't be shocked -- and I'm not good with change. I don't think anyone wants to read a disorganized rant on the problems with the Texas road system.... so I'll use bullets.
- Speed Limits -- 75MPH!!! That's really fucking fast. When did this happen? My first ticket was for going 66 MPH -- now you want me to go even faster?!?! I'm on the toll way a lot and cars are just flying past me - I'm struggling to keep it at 70 and they're going 80 or 90. This is anxiety inducing.
- Flyovers -- when did we get these sadistic motherfuckers? I have to drive a zillion miles an hour, a zillion miles in the air, on a zillion degree curve? Awesome. Thanks, Texas.
- Cops -- I'm perfectly legal, the car I'm in is perfectly legal, I'm sober, I'm not speeding, I'm not transporting illicit substances, and as a middle aged white lady, I'm unlikely to get shot for scratching my nose - but if there is a cop within sight, I'm going to panic. This does not lead to my finest driving.
- Trucks - the big ones. On the tollway, we have 18 wheelers going 80-90 MPH. This is terrifying.
The upside is - I'm loving being mobile. The kids and I have been going all over, and I even got to go to a crochet class all by myself! It took a long time to get here and I'm excited to start this new chapter!