just thought i'd give you a little update. I quit driving again. I'm not sure how many times this has been that i've quit taxi driving, 3 times? 5 times? I dunno, I'm not going to fool myself into saying that it's all over or anything, I do love driving a taxicab, but I'll try to do another job hunt and I'll count myself lucky if i can find another job, a different job. And even if I do, I may drive a cab on weekends. driving on only weekends lends a whole different feeling than 5 days, or more of work, 3 days, 4 days even is too much per week. this is 12 hours stuck in traffic, can't find a fare, can't sleep, can't wake up..
The storm gave us a problem that rose from the dead for halloween: a gas crisis. It was absolutely bonkers crazy, and this problem couldn't be solved by the car you drive, unless it was running on a different fuel. We probably have 10 diesel taxis, and another small handful of natural gas cars, there are 13,000 cabs trying to do business on the streets, streets which were also limited by debris, and lack of electric power. it was not so good, it was also quite interesting...
But all this reflection is really quite petty when you look at terrifying and heart braking photographs and videos of people's homes being completely destroyed, people being rescued from rooftops by helicopter, people without power for more than a week waiting in a line for gasoline for 12 hours.
I'm lucky, we're all lucky to be sitting in a comfortable warm environment of our choosing with electricity, internet, heat, and hot water. I'll try to fill you in on the cabbie stories that have past, the diary, the stuff i've seen, which relatively isn't all that much. and I'll let you know / keep you updated on how things continue with my saga.