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After four days away from the office, it was a challenge to go back. Not just because you’ve over-indulged on food, drinks and merriment, but also because the reality of the bus strike has returned. Read the rest of this entry »


Well Merry almost Christmas. It doesn’t look good for a settlement in the bus strike. Talks broke off today, and both sides seem to be determined to save face.

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Hard to believe it’s been two weeks already. The first part seemed the worst, while transit users found other ways to get to work and organized car pools. It seems now that all that organization may need to be re-done as people start to take time off over the holidays.

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After a trip down to Istanbouli for dinner today, and a drive by their new location on Holland (known as Shawarma something), Rob came back with something for me to chew on …

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Well we finally broke down and decided to drive in. Rob dropped me off at my building then parked over in Hull for $10. It’s definitely faster than the driving to the parc-o-bus in Aylmer. Well except for the drive home. Read the rest of this entry »

So  this past week we had a team lunch at work. It was supposed to have been in our neighbourhood, but with the bus strike that didn’t happen. Actually it almost didn’t happen at all. My boss had it in his calendar, and I was supposed to have organized it. I hadn’t, but quickly sent round an e-mail seeking ideas. The  trail started on Tuesday for lunch on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »

This morning I got a ride with my walking buddy from her husband as far as Chinatown. It was a blustery morning and I was glad to have the big puff coat on, and the wind pants too. Read the rest of this entry »

I’m continuing the trek over the bridge to the parc-o-bus, then taking the STO bus to Place du Portage, then walking downtown. Today’s walk was a bit faster, likely because of less snow. Read the rest of this entry »

Today saw the return of snow and with it gridlock to the streets. This morning’s plan was the Parc-o-bus Rivermeade, STO bus to Place du Portage and a walk across the bridge to downtown Ottawa. Read the rest of this entry »

This morning I lucked out with a ride right to my office. There was no traffic at all, and it almost seemed like normal. Read the rest of this entry »


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