It took me over three hours to drive home from work today. I left Richmond at 4:00 pm and did not arrive home until 8:00 pm!! Normally on a good day the drive is anywhere from 25 min. to 40 min. depending on traffic, road construction etc. This afternoon there was a three car accident on the Queensborough bridge - I have no choice it's the only bridge that goes directly to where I live. Anyway, on the radio they said to not even attempt going that way. I stopped in to see a friend on the way home and discovered a nail in one of my tires to add further drama to my commute! Also my gas was getting dangerously low. After leaving my friends, I stopped at a garage to see if my tire was okay. The mechanic looked at the tire and pulled out a small nail. Thank goodness the tire was not flat so I was able to drive. I then saw the bridge was pretty much a parking lot, so stopped for a bite to eat and to wander around a couple of stores. Around 6:30 pm I finally was able to approach the bridge - only to discover once on there was a car stalled halfway across in my lane!!! Oh my goodness. I finally got to New Westminster at 7:00 and stopped for gas and a couple of items at the Safeway. By the time I pulled into my driveway it was 8:00 pm!!!! My husband was phoning to see what happened to me.
Though some days my drive is not too terrible, today it really was the COMMUTE FROM ******* !!!! and then some.