What a day.
First the driver of the shuttle to the train station, who I shall call Otto, after Otto in The Simpsons, got so engrossed in whatever, he missed the turnoff to the station and wasted about 20 minutes getting turned around. Then the train in gets stuck in mid-tunnel as the train ahead had broken down. Still got to the law firm in time, as I always, much to wife unit and son’s annoyance, insist on leaving much earlier than they think is necessary to take into account stuff like that.
Had 3 hours of training and thought we’d then go to work. Nope, we were done for the day @ 13:00. Oooookay, I sure didn’t want to go back to this cattle shed, so spent time on my walking sightseeing tour of Grand Central, the Chrysler Building a bit of Central Park and thought I’d go into the Museum of Art, but there were long lines (I don’t do lines) and $20 admission is a bit steep (or I am spoiled by what we have in DC).
Work days are only 8 hours but here is he possibility I can telecommute later. I hope so for otherwise the math doesn’t add up.
Am in my room at the college hotel in Ohio, room 222 (they’ve got my number, haven’t they?) sipping on a Bailey’s (no ingredients for my first choice, a Mohito) checking e-mail after an all day slog from one end of Penn. to the other (can honestly say I did it) and through most of Ohio again. I-80 is certainly the road very less travelled. Nice drive actually.
Thought I’d drive up to son’s dorm to get a leg up on packing; even after putting stuff in storage, he’s got quite a lot, and assumed it’d be quiet and leisurely. Wroooooong! Many parents are helping their kids pack up now, real bedlam actually. And unlike move-in no help either. Had dinner with son and it stuck me how much more grown up he seems to be from when we dropped him off in September. But besides an education, that was/is part of the plan. Hope he doesn’t catch on 🙂
Now its a wait for him to finish his final exam and then finish cleaning out his room and th long trek home and then on Sunday, me driving back up to NYC.