Craziness in the Nation's Capital

Published by Bhavana under , , on 12:28 PM
There have been some pretty crazy developments here lately.
First of all we had an insane winter storm yesterday and overnight last night. We got about 40-50 cm of snow (15-20 inches), freezing rain, hail, oh and it felt like -22 with the windchill! That's about -8 Fahrenheit. So it was not fun to say the least. Well we will sure be having a white christmas this year.
Secondly OC Transpo, our public bus system, went on strike. So I'm home from work today. I have adds on a million carpooling websites. But the problem is that there are tons of people wanting drives but very few offering. I might have a few options for thursday and friday. Or I might be sitting at home making no money. There is no way I can walk or take a cab ... it would be at least $25 one way. Also I can't drive and our family car's transmission is dead.
Some background info on why this strike is even worse than the above mentioned reasons. Yesterday I quit my job. But, and that's a mighty big but, I don't have a job to go to. I have some prospects but nothing for sure. I just could not deal with the debilitating stress anymore. So with the bus strike. I don't have a way into work which means I don't get paid coming up to christmas and a soon to be jobless period. I also can't go apply to jobs or get to interviews without the buses. So I'm stuck at home stewing on how much this sucks right now.

Cross your fingers that the city and the transit union come to their egotistical, greedy senses and solve this problem asap!


Anonymous said... @ December 15, 2008 at 9:17 AM

Oh, this is awful. I know how hard it is to have to rely on public transportation.
I hope this settles itself soon.
Thanks so much for your supportive comments on my blog yesterday.
I can relate to the stress you are feeling.
(fingers crossed for you!)

This Guy said... @ January 3, 2009 at 12:25 AM

OMG! This is HORRIBLE!! I didn't realize they went away with the strike, that is just sad! :( That is just aweful with your job too, I am so sorry :( I hope things start to settle down, its crappy weather to have to walk where you need to go.! I have my fingers crossed for you too!!! 2009 will get better, promise! :)

Jane said... @ February 11, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Long time no see! I really love the look of your blog design!!

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