3 Things for Yesterday- House Sutff, Golden Gate Park, and Padrecito's

by - Saturday, February 01, 2014

So, to be totally honest, yesterday started about as badly as a day can start. I already was feeling very antsy and fretty; my aunt had surgery the day before so I was still fretting about her and my girls there, we have been trying to get all our ducks in a row for the house very very quickly for a fast closing, and I was telling all of my various employers that I was leaving at the end of February. Very soon after getting on the Caltrain yesterday morning, the train hit someone. Around Redwood City.

We felt it. We heard it.

At first, I thought the train went off the tracks or something, because we felt it that much. I keep trying to play the sound back in my head, but I can't decide how much my memory has already began to mess with it, because it was so awful. I am pretty sure it was the first time I heard someone die. Maybe 5-10 seconds later, the train stopped and the conductor said "We hit someone. This is bad. We will be here for a while" We sat on the train for about 2 hours while they cleaned up and talked to dispatch about how to move us. Every so often, a caltrain staff member would come by, once he shared details that I never needed to know. The person was a woman, and as far as I know, they still don't know whether she meant to be on the tracks or not.

The whole thing was just heartbreakingly the worst. Just awful. I try to find the positive in every situation, in fact, that is the entire mission of this blog, but wow, there is just nothing good to say about that situation. Nothing. And when you try, you immediately feel like an asshole. The rest of the day happened, and good things took place, as they usually do, but it seems weird to pretend yesterday was hunky dory when really the experience never left my mind.

At the same time, good stuff is all over the place, so let's focus on that, shall we?

1. The end of negotiations- Everyone has agreed on everything for the house. All we have to do now is hand over a big pile of money and move in! It's practically ours now!
2. Golden Gate Park- I got to walk through it after work and chat with Shelly. It was a calm, pretty part out of a crazy day.
3. Padrecito's Arctic Char tacos- Oh, San Francisco. Only here can we get such unabashedly hipster tacos, served my a beardy hipster guy with ears that perfectly continue the angles of his chin. Truly, he had great ears.  We got a bunch of different family-style tacos and enchiladas. The arctic char was grilled and delicious and had some mango business on top. Plus, they were in flour tortillas, and I like my Mexican food in the less legit of the wrappers.

I do want credit for walking away

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