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July 26, 2005

So much better

The heat wave has finally broken. After the rains early this evening, the humidity finally left and it's safe to go outside.

Of course, knowing that it might rain, I looked for my umbrella before getting on the train to go to work this morning but I couldn't find it. So walking across the street to the train platform after work in the pouring rain was not so much fun. A nice woman who was leaving my building at the same time asked if I was going to the train and shared her umbrella with me. So only one arm got complete soaked. And my pants almost up to my knees. The sidewalk next to the platform? A lake, so my shoes were nasty and wet.

I called Wendy while I was waiting and jokingly told her that if I wasn't home in a couple of hours, it was because I got hit by lighting while standing outside. Not far from reality actually. The train was in the tunnel at the main airport terminal when the conductor announced that lightning had hit the power lines near the charter terminal and we were going to have to wait until they got some power going again. After about 10 minutes, we got underway again, but only at 1/4 of the normal speed. They said the power was still out so we were running on the secondary stuff and the tracks were pretty much flooded coming up out of the tunnel.

But, we all arrived safe and sound at our final destinations, so that's all that really matters.

Posted by Jenny at July 26, 2005 12:46 AM