Thursday, November 13, 2008

The First Hurdle

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.


The Hamilton's said...

I would love to "sleep in" until 6:15! :-) My alarm goes off at 5:20. Ugh. That's why I'm ready to fall asleep by 10:00.

Kristin said...

5:20? Tricia, you're a nut!

Mine goes off at 6:45, but I'm planning to switch my hours so that I get in earlier and can leave earlier to get my butt to the gym. So I'll have to start waking up at 6:15ish too. Yikes!! that's pushing it...

And my commute on a good day is 1 hour and 15 minutes! It's awful! :O

dee said...

I get up at 7:00 and my commute is 15 minutes. ;>) Don't hate me. Hey, I paid my dues - when I worked for the navy (way back when) my alarm went off at 4:15. I don't know how I did that!

Anonymous said...

Ya'll really need to move back into the city ;-)

Anonymous said...

Or to the country and just not work any more at all - 22 more "actual" working days!!! Yea. I'll never set another alarm clock!