Superman Lego Watch Deal

Superman Lego Watch Deal

Check out this really great watch from Lego. If you are an adult and you would like to wear one of these, you might be able to get extra pieces from your local Lego store to help expand the band.

LIRR Suspended Service on Port Jeff and Ronkonkoma

I was able to get into the city with almost no delay this morning. Luckily this morning we were running on time and I dropped the girls off at school, found a parking spot at Hicksville, and got on the 8:07 train to Penn Station. The people on the trains behind me were not so lucky. A utility pole fell down and has caused disruption on these lines between Mineola and Hicksville in both directions. They have posted several times that they are expecting this to be fixed by a certain time and the time has come and gone. 

Here is the latest from 2:30
Service remains suspended on the Pt Jeff and Ronkonkoma branches between Mineola & Hicksville, due to a broken LIPA pole on power lines in Hicksville. LIPA crews are continuing their work and are expecting it to be completed by approximately 3:15PM. Ronkonkoma Branch trains are continuing to be routed to Babylon, where Pt Jeff and Ronkonkoma customers can transfer for service to Hicksville and points east.
The 2:04PM train from Huntington which will terminate at Hicksville today, is operating 16 minutes late as a result of the suspension between Mineola and Hicksville, because of a LIPA pole across power lines west of Hicksvile.
Westbound Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma branch customers will be accommodated at Hicksville by an eastbound diesel train to Babylon, where they can transfer for westbound train service.
Buses are accommodating customers between Hicksville and Mineola.

So now I need to decide, do I take an earlier train and meet my husband in Mineola and then retrieve our car from  Hicksville or do I hope that if I wait long enough things will run on time.

Ah the joys of commuting.

What a difference 5 minutes can make

I work in Manhattan and every day I commute into the city. If I’m running 5 minutes late in the morning, then it is difficult to find parking. But if I’m on time, I have a whole level to choose from. It’s remarkable the difference 5 minutes can make in finding parking.

I’m told that most of the stations are worst than the Hicksville station in trying to find parking. There are about 5 lots for Town of Oyster Bay Residents including a garage.

Yesterday I was running a little bit later than normal and I missed several trains trying to find parking. I ended up paying for parking. On the off chance I do have to pay, it’s not that bad to pay $7 for the day.

New to the island

We just moved here this summer. I’m working on trying to figure out long island and things to do with my family. Typical things like finding doctors and shopping are all par for the course. One of the biggest shocks I had was when we were in August and had already received information for our 2 and 4 year olds about camp for the summer of 2013, definitely a shock. We hadn’t even begun school and we are already getting information about next summer. I’m wondering what are the best options for full day camp programs in Nassau County on the North Shore.