Everyday I have a 40 minute commute to and from work.
I live in St Petersburg, Florida, but I work in the Tampa area.
I have to cross a bridge in order to get to the other side of the Bay. Most of the time I take the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. This is a beautiful bridge in the lower Tampa Bay area that opened in the late 1980s. It is accessed with a $1.50 toll for cars. I was on my way home on Tuesday and it was extremely hot outside. It’s always hot in Florida. It’s one of the reasons why I wish I could live anywhere except here in St Petersburg. On this particular day, the AC in my truck decided to stop working. I tried lots of things to get the AC to come back on, but the motor inside of the fan didn’t work at all. It was getting hot inside of the truck, so I had to open the windows. Of course that didn’t help much at all, given the heat in Tampa. To make matters completely worse, I got stuck on the bridge on my way home. There was an accident near the bottom and I was stuck all the way at the top. I had to look at the traffic standing still for almost an hour. I was all the way at the top of the bridge and it was one of the scariest situations of my life. I already don’t prefer to take the bridge at all, and being stuck on top of that for an hour tested every ounce of willpower I have not to break down.