When I went to Okayama city by train the day before yesterday, I took this picture. It is Matsuyama Station of JR (Japan Railways). The weather was cloudy and the picture is not bright enough. The station is shabby for the scale of the city. Reconstruction of the station has been in the planning stage for these past 10 years. Things are not going well because of various factors.
It takes the same amount of time (about 3 hours) to travel to Okayama city by train and by car. I usually use a car because I can start whenever I like, but I chose the train today.
I had to stay 2 successive nights at my hospital. I got tired and a little sleepy. It was the reason why I chose the train. I fell asleep just after leaving and was jolted awake by a train conductor at Okayama station. I had 3 hours' good sleep. I recovered completely.
shabby ぼろぼろの, 使い古した, みすぼらしい
[自] 〈車両などが〉 ガタガタ揺れながら進む
[他] 〈人〉 にショックを与える
jolt somebody into/out of something