The saying goes that there are only two seasons in Montana – winter and construction. We know it’s not winter thanks to the recent 90 degree weather we’ve been baking in, so that would mean that construction season is upon us. Here are some ways I’ve found to survive during construction season in Montana.

Look in the car next to you or behind you. I guarantee they are as bored as you are, so they are probably singing along with the radio. See if you can figure out what song they are singing.

There is never any shortage of road kill of one kind or another along Montana’s roadways. You could kill a little time by using your jumper cables to try to resuscitate one of these creatures.

There is the old stand-by of pretending to pick your nose and eat it and see if anyone notices. You may have to do it a few times before someone does, but I’m sure the reaction you get will be worth the time spent.

You could always imagine you are in a line of cars waiting to run over whatever political candidate you can’t stand. Which, if you’re like me, then you’re sick of all the ads and mudslinging, and you hope they are all going to get run over.

Reload. This really applies to Montanans, as hunting season for one thing or another is always just around the corner. Or, it could just mean that you’d love to take the construction workers hostage and let everyone through, so you can all get out of the heat and get to where you need to be.

I hope this list will help you do something besides just cuss and make obscene gestures the next time you’re stuck in traffic.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.