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Figuring out the train schedule

September 6th, 2012 at 07:13 am

So, after my move, I will be taking the train to work. I have to go downtown first and transfer at the station, so I will have four trains to catch per day. I've been looking at the schedules, and it looks like I have the choice of catching the first train at 6:19 or 6:51, and arriving home at 5:35 or 6:22. It will be a long day -- each train ride is about a half-hour. But I will not have to face traffic and it should be a relaxing time for reading and daydreaming. I ordered a lighted Kindle cover in preparation (free with Discover rewards). The price for a monthly train ticket is $135, and I've heard that I can also get some sort of rebate from work. I have to check into that.

I will also have a bit of a walk at each end -- about 3/4 of a mile to catch the first train, and about 2/3 of a mile to walk to work from the station. That will add another 1/2 hour to my day. But it will be good for me -- enforced exercise!

Yesterday I got my gas changeover scheduled and I talked to the insurance agent. She recommended that I find out if the lender has a coverage requirement -- I sent an email, but haven't heard back.

I tried to transfer the electricity, but the website won't let me choose the date -- I'm too early, apparently.

I went to the break room this morning and there were several loaves of dark bread with a note, "Please take." I took about a four-inch chunk and had it for breakfast with cheese I had brought. I'm not supposed to have bread, but it IS dark, so maybe it's a whole grain? Oh well, I have a hard time turning down anything that's free.

I am packing boxes every evening, and last night I took some stuff to Goodwill. I briefly looked at the books while I was there, and bought two to use as gifts. $1.79 each.

That reminds me -- I'm going to have to get used to a new library! Hope the new one has all the nice amenities my current one has!

2 Responses to “Figuring out the train schedule”

  1. snafu Says:

    Moving is such a traumatic event you can expect it to take a year for total re-orientation to find the stores and services that work best for you and your needs. I asked new neighbors for recommendations for their favorite/preferred places and service providers. On-line services like Gas Buddy and our community's People's Choice Awards became important references.

    I found it cost effective to have a one hour consultation with a Decorator who drew a rough floor plan for furniture placement in each room and supplied paint color chips to make what I had look like it was bought for the new place. She gave me a 4 page list outlining how to organize each room to make it work efficiently and included a 'To Buy' list from most important to 'nice to have.'

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I'm moving into the same neighborhood where my son lives, so I expect he and his wife will be very helpful in getting me acclimated.

    Your decorator consultation sounds interesting! I am moving from a small space to a small space, so there will not be much choice in furniture placement. I already know where all but a couple of pieces are going. Current paint colors are just fine -- lucked out there -- though I may paint the crown molding in the future.

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