Queens, NY – Ugh

I need to start always having a change of clothes with me. I had a small job in Queen’s, NY on Tuesday. I decided to drive up since I’m not very familiar with the subway system to Queens. Wow. What a nightmare. I awoke at 5:30 AM in order to arrive in NY at 10:00 AM. I was making great time until the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, where I waiting on the Staten Island Expressway for over an hour. I did not arrive in Long Island City until after 10:00. I was already tired and I had not even started working. Luckily, it was a pretty easy job and I was finished by about 2:00 PM. As I arrived back at my car (with a $25 ticket attached, thank you very much, NYPD) I got a call from one of my placement firms about my availability for Wednesday. They needed some Checkpoint assistance in Manhattan, NY on Wednesday. Arrggh. No clothes, no shampoo, no nothing. So, I drove all the way home, took a quick nap, made some dinner, watched some TV and then fell asleep around midnight.

I was back on the road again by 6:00 AM, on my way to the Hamilton Train Station for my train ride back into the city. Of course, I got off at the wrong subway stop once there. (I always do) Then took a wrong turn and ended up walking 4 blocks out of my way. Ugh, this city hates me.

Well, the good news is the client is happy and everything I was brought up here to do was completed. They have a boat-load of other problems but there is not much I can do about that. MCI and Verizon are in a pissing match over who will fix some of their dead T1s. I will help out where I can, I’m up here I should get paid for it. I’m meeting my bud Mark Clancy for dinner tonight, which should be good.