Ok, I live at the intersection of train hell. Seriously. The three busiest commercial train lines all run through my small little town. 250 feet from my house. I am not being over dramatic, they really do. It is estimated that anywhere between 300-700 trains pass through on any given day. THREE to SEVEN HUNDRED! That's a lot of freaking trains."I also lay awake and compose letters in my head that I am going to write to the head of whoever is in charge of trains, regarding how many times a train conductor should be allowed to blow their whistle at 2 a.m. and wake people out of a perfectly good sleep, people who need their sleep because they have a child who rarely sleeps through the night and if this happens to be one of those rare nights, then they certainly do not need to be awakened by some train conductor blowing his whistle 146 times because he is bitter that he is working the night train shift"
And yes, sometimes I wonder if the conductors think they are beat masters and have to give all of us in a 72 mile radius a sampling of their latest track. What's worse, they have to blow the whistle every.time.they.come.upon.an.intersection. Well, in one mile stretch of track, there are like 17 intersections. Sometimes, they start in the next town and just hold the horn down as they pass. This is usually at 2am.
I like sleep at 2am.
So, Melanie, I totally feel your pain! Your train pain. (lame. I know. )
Good news? Bee and I can totally tell what time it is just by the train whistle. ;)