First ‘normal’ day

So for the first time this week I arrived home at a reasonable hour… Here is the low down of my week so far:

  • Monday: To Square One to drop off trousers to be hemmed, arrival home circa 19.30
  • Tuesday: Home directly, then to choir dress rehearsal in Sharon, arrival home circa 22.30
  • Wednesday: To Square One to pick up trousers from being hemmed, arrival home circa 20.30
  • Thursday: Home directly, finally home circa 18.30

I’m still super unimpressed that GOTransit changed bus times and I end up arriving home 30 minutes later. This means my morning commuite is circa 2 hours, afternoon commute circa 3 hours. Please kill me now.

Saving grace is that today, at least, I got home ‘normally’ without being hit on, harrassed, stalked, or any other negative like things that happen to me on a regular basis.

Flatmate search

So how horrible is my life right now? With the scheduling changes at GOTransit, York Region Transit, and Mississauga Transit, my commute during the day has exploded to be approx. 3 hours. This simply isn’t acceptable, and after through complaints to all three systems nothing can be done.

What does this mean? It means I need to move out to Mississauga.

I’m currently looking for a flatmate to share a nice condo in the Square One area. Any takers? 😛

Sleeping bus drivers

So I was at Richmond Hill Terminal this morning halfway to work, at approximately 07.00 and there was a bus parked across from the terminal. It’s an oval terminal, so there are approx. 12 buses that can be there at one time, plus parked ones around ‘on break.’

Well to my surprise when I crossed the terminal to get over to the GO Transit Platforms, I saw a YRT (York Region Transit) bus driver in the back of his parked bus taking a nap. I couldn’t help but laugh, but then wondered how often it was to find sleepy-eyed bus drivers parked randomly. I will investigate further to find out if this is more common than I thought!

YRT (York Region Transit) and VIVA, bitches!


So it happened a few weeks ago and I thought to blog it, but it never came about. But I was so happy that it happened it made me sort of excited at 7.00 in the morning.

I was on the VIVA Blue going South, and we arrived at Bantry-Scott, and for the first time since June 1st, the first day of my new job, there were fare inspectors validating tickets. I thought it was kind of funny that it would take that long, but it appears they are going crazy now as I see them at Richmond Hill Centre every morning now.

The sun is rising earlier so it’s nice and light at 7.00 on clear days now!

But still; it was disappointing to know that everyone on the bus had valid tickets!