Commuting via train is not an option at the moment because of the crutches. I have seen people on the train on crutches but they have been at least 25 years younger than me. I don't think that my arms, shoulders & wrists could do the 3 block "walk" to the metro and then manage the escalators (because our station elevator is nearly always out of order) plus escalators at my transfer station and another 3 block walk to the office.
I did a cost analysis comparison between a long term car rental (6 weeks) and a twice daily taxi. The rental had to include insurance, parking fee at work and fuel – as well as a personal stress toll!
Both were way too much money but the taxi is a few hundred less horrendous than the rental car. So, as long as I earn at least $40 a day and cut down on food ……… Actually, someone from the office will be able to give me a ride home 2 or 3 times a week making the taxi even cheaper.
Yesterday my driver was from Ghana, Africa – he was very laid back, played nice music and we talked about a wide range of subjects.
This morning my driver was intense, drove erratically and spent the entire trip running his 8 fingers not on the wheel, through his prayer beads – which was a little worrying!
It is going to be an interesting 6 weeks!