Well, my worries about the morning commute were completely unfounded. I made it from San Pablo to the Presidio in record short time this morning, probably because everyone was either on BART or telecommuting. I’m sure things will be back to normal by the end of the week, but today wasn’t that bad at all. And the best part was my morning bus ride was free!
A single vehicle crash caused a vital piece of east bay freeway to collapse onto another vital piece of east bay freeway this morning. This area, called “the maze”, is where the Bay Bridge dumps into the east bay, and is where a half dozen freeways connect and split off. It’s a commuters nightmare on the best of days, and, wow. At least no one was killed in the explostion.
Of course it does mean I have to rethink my commute. I normally take the bus, and according to the maps of the disaster I’ve seen the freeways I take are unaffected. But I imagine it’s going to be a good time to catch up on my reading, and that my already long commute might get even longer. At least I always have the expensive option, which is taking the Richmond Bridge into Marin, and then the Golden Gate down into San Francisco. That’s easily the fastest route to work for me, cutting my commute in half. But with the double bridge toll, it’s also the most expensive way to work.
I guess I will see what happens tomorrow. Supposedly AC Transit will still be running, even if they can make no guarantee on their schedule.
It’s been a long and exhausting week.. but at least it’s over. Yea! It’s Friday!
Raelene and I have a busy weekend planned, which should be fun. We had a BBQ lunch party at work today, and I realized how much I miss grilling food outdoors. It was a lot of fun. It’s also always fun to head down to 4th street in Berkeley, and the weather should be excellent for a walk as well. And with a little luck I’ll get some sleeping and reading in as well. 🙂