Well the weather this morning here in the NYC area was absolutely horrendous. I woke up at 5:30 to thunder and lightening but still got myself ready as I usually do: a shower, get dressed, hair, makeup, breakfast, brush my teeth, out the door. I got to the train station 5 minutes earlier than I normally would have but waited patiently, reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire under the bridge to stay dry until the train came. Well at first the announcer said that the train would be delayed. He announced that for about 10-15 minutes before finally telling the passengers waiting that service had been suspended on the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Railroad. I don't think anybody else heard him but I took it upon myself to begin my walk home but before that I went into the ticket purchased area to ask the LIRR employee if in fact I heard correctly and he said yes I had.
I went home, turned on the news and found out that not just my branch was suspended, but there was also suspended or delayed servie on every branch of the Long Island Rail Road. Also, there was not a single subway or bus line within Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan that had not been affected by the weather somehow. Some subway lines were completely suspended, all due to flooding. I heard on the news that the flooding in the subway system would normally be pumped into the sewers however because the rain was comnig down so hard and so fast, the sewers were overflowing so water could not be pumped into them.
I checked my work e-mail and went back to sleep. I woke up at about 10:30 to an announcement that train service was still suspended on my line but by 11:00 it was back up and running on 30 minute delays. I decided to get dressed and have lunch before heading to the train.
I finally walked into the office, sweating from the extremely high temperatures and humidity, at 1:30. I'm a mess but in good spirits as I realize there is nothing that I can do.
Anyway...now I actually have to work!