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wrayb
The Bus
The bus. Did I mention the bus. It has been stuck in front of our house for over 24 hours. Last night I was finally falling in and out of sleep with the sound of gunning the engine, grinding the gears and spinning the wheels at past 2AM. This morning I was given reprieve by work so after doing time sheet and some e-mail took a nap for an hour before going in.

Woke up to extra load roar and they had dug/gunned/towed I don't know what all it up 1/4 of a block so it wasn't under our window any more. Went to work and got home and walked up the block to see WTF it was. Manny's transportation has had one of their buses here for over 24 hours. So now they backed it down the block and dug out so that it could make a turn. Straight up the block was too long and up hill all the way. Now they have made the turn onto the side street and likely the next block over is plowed. Now they have the last 40 feet to the next street to get through. But they are still just outside my window.

I started this post before taking my evening shower. I've showered and finished my night time ablutions and they are still trying to get the bus out of here. God. Will I be able to sleep with out bus alternately idling and grinding out side...

i.e. This Sucks!

Of course the 4 guys with shovels who have been working on this for the last few hours aren't having any fun either.
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al_zorra From: al_zorra Date: December 28th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
This sounds dreadful!

I've been concerned about coming into NYC with the car, parking and all that in this mess. Judging by experiences in NYC with Big Snow in the past, I can't imagine things being normal for pedestrians or vehicles -- and this time, even subways -- by Friday AM. el V, of course, is ridiculing my negativity.

However, out NY Eve plans for which we were coming in, just got cancelled for reasons I cannot go into -- they don't have to do with us. So I'm wondering even more so. I have no interest in coming INTO NYC NYE when not doing something special, since I'm currently LIVING elsewhere.

el V does have to to be in for rehearsals with PG and LOLO for the gig at le Poisson Rouge the next weekend though.

I hope you get dug out soon!

Love, c.
From: wrayb Date: December 29th, 2010 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)

NYE

Just read your post about NYE plans. I suppose that the drive to NYC will be no worst from the weather. Not sure about neighborhood streets being clear for parking. No significant melting yet. No plowing of secondary streets outside of Manhattan yet. The gradual warming might be effective by Friday. Good luck.

We will be going the Wash DC (via one of those cheapo megabus deals for a quiet NYE and day.
al_zorra From: al_zorra Date: December 29th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: NYE

It's gonna be a mess, she says with gloom.

Have a quiet and sparkly NY's Eve in D.C., you two!

Love, c.
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