Well for the second time in not so many days, I guess we got hit by the K storm. To hell with the names in fact use the phonetics. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliette, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee, Zulu.
So this storm would be Kilo, the prior Juliette. You get the idea.
Anyhow going out this morning we had maybe a couple inches of snow on the ground. Easy enough to get to the train station. Train did take off a little later than usual but got into Boston slightly earlier – yeah they boogeyed.
But this evening – the Red Line was slow as shit. Got to South Station with five minutes to run to the commuter for the trip back to Providence. And then we slogged from Boston through to Hyde Park where we sat for 30 or more minutes because the Amtrak trains get signalling priority.
What this says to me is next time I’ll wait until 4:15PM, spend anywhere from $37 to $55 for a Business Class ticket and take that back to Providence. It’s much more comfortable, smoother and faster than the MBTA commuter. And it get priority.
Coming home the train station in Providence was all plowed out, so too the new Blue Cross building and residential towers right down to Memorial Blvd. Nice! Then there was some deep snow – I find running through that easier than walking.
And wonder of wonders – RIPTA was actually running. Made it to stop Victor not a minute or two before the #27 bus pulled up. Nice!
But I’m officially at the point where I hate snow. Hate it. I want to live somewhere that there’s no fucking snow at all or that it’s so rare an inch of it will shut everything down.