Tag Archive: Train Problems


Metro North ~ sigh ~

As I was waiting for the train this morning, I suddenly realized that after I move, I will be able to leave for work an hour later then I am currently.

Going home, having to change trains, which I knew would happen because they put us on an all electric train, and then a child screaming, which normally doesn’t bother me but the electric trains make me motion sick, I thought, this also will not happen.

So I wonder, all these years I have not minded commuting by MetroNorth. Now all of a sudden, it starts to annoy me.

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Blogging *FAIL*

Here I am writing a blog called “A commuter’s journal” and I forget to blog about my commute yesterday.

The commute where I got a tweet about a delay on the Hudson Line of about 30 minutes. Not much I could do since I was already on the train, and probably would have gotten on the train anyway since I don’t have any other way to get home. The only explanation was ‘Police Activity’.

As the train was going North, I kept hoping the problem would be cleared up before I got to it, there was no announcement made on the train …. until we got to Cold Spring. Then the conductor announce there was going to be a delay, but then the train started moving and then stopped, dead for 40 minutes.

Today Em sent me a text saying a woman was hit by a train. That would cause a delay.

Before I sleep

Just thought I would pop back in. Tomorrow is a big day. It is going to be Gwen’s first ballgame of this season.

Two reasons it is big, one is that Gwen is coming to the stadium on her own. Make the train ride by herself. I am fully expecting a phone call at 11 a.m. with her in full blown melt-down panic-attack mode. The second reason is that every game she went to last season someone got hurt. I have told her that if someone get hurts tomorrow, that is the last time she is coming to the stadium for a game.

If the game is rained out tomorrow, I will be very upset. If the trains mess up so I am not there to meet her at Yankee stadium, I will kill someone at MetroNorth. My boss is going to be at the game, if he says anything to upset her or me, I will cut him. Truth.

That is all, so says she.

Hi Y’all

Well, I am back, I had a very stressful day yesterday, with a collector calling and having to borrow money from my dad. I had gotten him and Mom a little booklet about the year 1954. Now I don’t think I will mail it. It seems kind of lame. And I still haven’t gotten a card for Karen and Carole. It is too late now. I will just have to write them.

I finished Atonement, of course you can see that by my list at left. I now have to decide what book to read next. I have to check the website. I have two books that I am reading, this will be a book to read on the train.

Coming home, I fell asleep, dropped my book, then when I got and was trying to gather my stuff I dropped my cell phone and it slid under the seat in front of me. I almost had to crawl on my hands and knees to get it.

I had a bad day

I got to bed late last night. Then woke up a few times. Once to turn off the heater, next around 4:18 a.m. Then I didn’t get up for work until 5:40 a.m. or so. I ran to the bathroom and the light was burnt out. I had to go with the door open and Butterscotch watching me. I went online and started the thread for “Points Poster” and still caught the 6:18 a.m. train. Fortunately I had put the 2 new balls of yarn in my knitting bag so I could keep on knitting. So I was in a pretty good mood despite the rocky start.

All that changed when I opened my workbag when I got to my office. I had forgotten my WW journal. Well, that was not a catastrophe; I have my computer and can track online. Then when I put my coat away I saw the stitching in the sleeve is coming undone, that needs to be fixed now. Since I used my debit card last night I went online to check my balance. After I pay all my bills I will have $3 in my checking account.

The next thing happened when I tried to type a letter. I got the new letterhead from the R drive and when I hit return, the curser spaced! Couldn’t get it to do anything else! I had to get an old letter and take D’s name out of it. Then I bit the inside of my lip so hard it bled.

I thought when I left to go home my bad day was over. After all, M had called and told me the water bottles had come and were pretty. I was sitting on the train knitting when I heard someone mention the train was late. Then T announced there was a problem with the doors. ARGGG. We left GCT 10 minutes late. We got to Tarrytown at 5:55 p.m., Croton Harmon at 6:03 p.m., Peekskill at 6:12 p.m., Garrison at 6:21 p.m., Cold Spring at 6:23 p.m. and finally Beacon at 6:28 p.m.

And then when I got home I found my WW journal in my knitting bag. So I had it with me all day!
Well, I went to work out, used my new water bottle, which I really like, and now am ready to mend my coat so I can wear it tomorrow when I meet Casey. I want to wear it because it is easy to spot and I told her I would be wearing it.