Just one of the beauties of life in the field. Everything takes longer simply because now you need to add travel time to every errand. Last night we took soup over to a neighbour who just had a couple of babies, and that was nearly 40 kms.
I don't mind the drive, but I do get frustrated that it takes me so much more time to get things done here. Maybe that's just more about me learning to take my time. Maybe that's not a bad thing.