I was supposed to take this week off, but the project I am working on has a very tight deadline and the only other developer working on it will be away on vacation for a week very soon, so I need to get caught up fast.

The kids were supposed to stay at home with Eric, but he also had a meeting to attend in the office this morning, so they came with me.

It was supposed to be a short and easy day – a quick train ride there, half a day of work, train back home. But there were massive disruptions in train traffic so instead of the usual 40 minutes it took us an hour and a half to get to the office. Wait for the train, give up, catch a bus, and then two subway lines.

The kids were pretty tired before we even got to the office.