I have written previously about the challenges I faced daily, dropping Bram off to meet his car pool. Every day was scary - not the actual waiting, but getting back to Regina; having to cross the divided highway with all of the early morning traffic in the dark to head back the other way. It didn't help that I missed the meridian access twice in the dark and had to be towed out both times.
Here's where we used to go:
Well, I prayed about it. And my prayers have been answered. They are busy building the new overpass at Pinkie Road, just before the layby where I used to drop Bram off. I'm assuming it's because of the work there, but they have barricaded off the layby - it is no longer accessible. So, we can't use that as a meeting place for the car pool, and the one group that usually leaves a vehicle there until they come back from Moose Jaw, can't anymore.
So the car pool has found a new meeting place, by a "Welcome to Regina" sign. It's less than half a kilometre closer to Regina - but that 4000 m or so makes a big difference because it's off the service road, on the south side of the highway. This means that I can just take the Lewvan overpass directly to the service road, and then take the little side road to where the parking is by the sign. I can also take the service road back to the Lewvan overpass. No more crossing the TransCanada highway during rush hour in the dark. It has made such a difference to my peace of mind.
Here's where we go now:
Thank you, Lord.