Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Long Day

So yesterday was the first Monday in a long time I've driven from home. For a number of reasons, I decided I should try to figure out some alternatives to leaving from my sister's place, and so last week I stayed at Melissa's, and this week I decided to try it from home. This was due in large part to the fact that last Thursday I had driven to FX from here because I had to take the General to his carpool and I wanted to pick up a few things in my office and it seemed like a good idea. It took less than an hour. So I figured, how bad can it be?

Well, first of all, doesn't it have to rain? At that point, I should have just called in sick, but I had a staff meeting, I had no choice. So I left at 5:15 and I have to say, when I finally arrived in FX at 6:45, I was ready to kill. And the worst thing is, I can't get into my office till 7:00, so I wound up going to get some breakfast anyway.

There was no good reason for it. It was just slow cars in all 3 lanes poking along taking up everyone else's time. By the time I would get around one section of slow cars, I would catch up with the next one. It was crazy.

So to come home, I decided to go "the back way". Drive to Manassas, take the back roads through the woods, and hit 95 down past Quantico. Only when I got out there, 95 was all backed up so I was forced to take Route 1 to Stafford and then hit 95 from there, because I had to go to Falmouth before I could go home.

When all was said and done, I was out of the house 12 hours yesterday, 3 of which were spent sitting in the car.

God I hate living here sometimes. I am hoping and praying the phone rings on Thursday with an interview request from Richmond. It would be an hour commute, yes, but an hour in marginal traffic. And no driving around the rest of the day to see people. Everyone cross your fingers and knock wood for me! :) Thanks.

1 pearl(s) of wisdom:

Lauren said...

Fingers crossed, wood knocked.

Yesterday was bad all around. It normally takes me 45 minutes, even with slow-and-go in some spots. Yesterday it took me an hour and 15. So yeah, it was bad.