It's the beginning of a new week and it's COLD here in New York City! Seventeen degrees this morning with an afternoon high of twenty-four degrees. By night, it dropped. I could tell by the tingling in my fingers. I probably wouldn't have minded if I didn't have to wait over 20 minutes for the bus! I could barely feel my feet once I sat down. Getting off was a challenge since majority of the sidewalks were icy and slippery. Walking home was a journey in itself. Mother Nature is definitely giving it to us hard! I guess I shouldn't complain, there are places that have worse weather than we do. One thing I am not happy about is the changes with bus service. Soon buses throughout the five boroughs are going to have reduced service on both weekdays and weekends. This includes my bus as well. For as long as I could remember, my bus never had any delays, reduced service or needed a reason to add a limited buses to its route. Time has truly changed. What worries me is we are still paying more for service we are not getting. Something is wrong with this picture. So I guess this means I'm not getting home early, nor am I going to have a comfortable commute to work. Did I mention the overcrowding on buses and trains? On cold days like today, delayed service is a no no. Not only does it cause a longer commute to and from home, but hypothermia, frost bite, and cold just to name a few. This is a brrrrr all the way.