Here's my little commute schedule, complete with random pictures I took to entertain myself on various days. This will not make sense to most people, but I want to be able to show my kids one day that their mum trudged to and fro work in the snowstorms of New England ;)
- Catch 5:32am Blue line Train to State Street
- Either a) walk to Park Street, or b) catch the orange line train to Downtown crossing and walk the concourse to Park.
- Catch the 6:00am Green line-D train to Newton Highlands
- Wait for the 59 Bus
- Take 59 to stop
- Walk 10 minutes to destination.
- Arrive 6:52, an acceptable 8 minutes before work shift starts.
Going home is basically reversed, but with a definite outside walk from Park to State street, and more waiting due to silly bus schedules, so turns into about 2 hours.
I guess that's that. It really is not so bad, but it does turn my 9 hour work day into a longer ordeal. It just means I have to organize my life a little differently, and some things I was able to do before have to be set aside for now. However it also means I have time to read my scriptures on the train, I feel good about being more eco-friendly, Job and I can take the train together for part of the way, and I have some "alone" time to think (with hundreds of other people ;) each day. Plus I get to see more of the city I love as I walk around more.
Walking through Downtown Crossing. I love how busy and bustling it gets.
I get to walk by the Common everyday which is so nice
Yes I do
I have to do something to entertain myself while waiting for the bus
I spy the 59 bus
This is early