For some reason the city of Vancouver decided to shut down Powell from today until summer 2014. The signs state “find an alternative route”. I ranted like a fool to Emile when they first put the signs up, claiming the start of a letter writing campaign and predicting the uprising of the people. But unlike HST, nobody seemed too concerned with the new traffic direction we were having to take.
I hate driving down Hastings as it bunch of pedestrian controlled green lights. It takes forever and my commute just got worse. Sigh.
June 24th, 2013, Extra-ordinary: Turns out that traffic is pretty quiet anywhere out of the city at 7 am.
I am usually in my car at 7 am every morning to head to work. Maybe a little later, but around that time. I have spent a lot of time in my car in the last 12 months. Mostly reading maps and and figuring how long we were from our next stop in Saskatchewan.
And now I spent about an hour a day in that car as I commute to work.
Of late, I have spent too little time in bed before getting into the car again, so that has caused me to spent too much time wasting money in the Starbucks drive-thru line at Cordova and Powell.
I hate sitting in that line for 3 reasons:
- I am wasting money on tea that I could easily have made at home, but was too lazy to do so
- I am burning minutes that I could be in transit to work which is why I got up so early in the morning in the first place
- My car has an annoying rattle when it idles, and I am embarrassed by it
On this Monday when I got in, I blearily mentally reviewed what I was tackling when I got into work this week.
Despite my best intentions, my occupied brain didn’t notice when my hands turned left into the Starbucks. Again. Sigh.
March 25th, 2013 Extra-Ordinary: No rattle in my car because my husband fixed it on Saturday. Ah, the Sounds of Silence.