It feels like we live way out because our road is so crazy (gravel, curvy, steep and slick) and the houses are few and far between. But it isn't all that far to get into town - a bit of a drive, but not bad. They certainly don't deliver pizza to our house though (which is fine, since I don't even like pizza, and have perfected a pizza made from scratch for the boys).
Recently after one of the snow/ice events last month the boys and I were standing outside waiting for the bus for ages. Finally, a fleet of SUVs pulled up. Turns out VDOT hadn't adequately scraped the road (not to mention there was a tree down across part of it), and the bus got stuck at the end. I asked the SUV drivers for their school department of transportation ID cards before loading the boys up to head to school. The school division must have called VDOT to complain about the state of things, because shortly thereafter the road was plowed four times.
So part of embracing the rural life is sometimes being stuck in place, waiting patiently for someone to remember to plow our road. Or turn on our power after a two day outage (also last month). Hiking up a carload of groceries to the house because our driveway is undriveable from snow and ice. And being able to make a mean pizza by scratch when cravings strike. But you know me. I wouldn't have it any other way!
Readers, what are the inconveniences where you live?