Where did the week go?
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I worked from our client’s office downtown. I was training one of their employees so I was on her schedule. Her very early to me schedule. She works 8-4. Not too bad except there is a much longer commute for me than I am use to. Right now to go to work it is a 7 minute drive. To get downtown it was 35 minutes, give or take depending on traffic. The going wasn’t the problem. The coming home was a nightmare.
Wednesday afternoon, I decided to stop at my old workplace which is also downtown. So that delayed my start time to go home. I barely got on the highway and I was off again because I was not in the mood for the stop and go traffic. The streets weren’t much better but a least they were moving.
Thursday, I decided to get a head start on my commute home and left at 3:45. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! It was worst. Traffic was backed up all the way to the on ramp of the DVP from the Gardiner Expressway. I eventually got off the highway as my gas light came on as the last thing I wanted to do was be stuck at the side of the road. Every where I turned had congestion. It was very frustrating. For more than an hour my GPS said I was 10 minutes from home.
Friday I tried to get an even earlier jump on traffic and left at 3:15. It was very similar to Wednesday’s drive home. Traffic moved until you got to mid-town then it became a parking lot. 😦
I don’t know how people commute these long distances every day. I was told to take the Go train as it is a much better journey. If I had to go downtown every day I would definitely give up driving in to work. Between the frustrating drive and the high cost of parking, I would be taking public transit all the way.
I believe I have only have one more day downtown, then back to my regularly scheduled program.