People around Bay Area are waking up this Monday morning earlier than usual. Much earlier if they rely on the BART. The much feared strike is here. It's gonna take forever to go to work. This is why we have a car AND three different places to stay: Livermore, Sausalito and San Francisco. Yes, I know it sounds awfully crazy but being married to the most pragmatic wife in the world - you got to be omnipresent.