My new drive to work takes about 30 minutes. That's with normal 7:30 to 8:00am traffic. Throw rain or an accident in there, well, it's just a mess.
Which is what happened yesterday. There was a wreck in the Battery Street tunnel, which backed up Aurora (my normal route) for miles. So I took I-5, which really wasn't much better. It took me an hour to get to work.
So, last night I invested in a big thermos and I programmed the coffee maker to start perkin' at 6:40am. I got up at 6:15am, showered and beautified, made some coffee and was out the door by 7:00.
Total commute time: 23 minutes.
And now I get to leave at 4:00pm.
I figure, I have a new home, a new neighborhood, a new family. Why not a new work schedule?
We'll see how long I can keep this up. I may have to rethink my strategy when my head hits the desk at 3:00pm.