How far?????

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by gonecountry, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. gonecountry

    gonecountry Member

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    How far do you commute to work? I will be traveling 50 miles one way to my office in North Dallas. Mornings are worse than the evening trip home. If I leave the office at 4:30 takes me right at an hour. Mornings can go from 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes.
     
  2. bgak47

    bgak47 Well-Known Member

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    I walk to work in about 10min. I do live in the city but I have a country place that is about 3 &1/2hrs from home. I walk to work 5dys a week & drive 3 & 1/2 hrs to my country place on weekends.
     

  3. Jan Doling

    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    I drive about the same as you do. Books-on-tape help, so do talk shows on the radio. Fortunately the first half of the drive is in the country which is relaxing and enjoyable and the rest is mostly thru way (toll road). I'll have an opportunity to take a pay cut and find something closer to home within the next few months.
     
  4. mistletoad

    mistletoad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Before I had children I travelled a little over 80 miles each way, it took me nearly 2 hours. The train journey was about 1 hr and 20 minutes but the walk to the station took 30 minutes, luckily it was only about a 5 minute walk at the other end. Now I commute from upstairs to downstairs and sometimes I don't even get dressed. On the days I go into DC it takes about an hour door to door if I can find a place to park or longer if I take the metro.
     
  5. gonecountry

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    47, I understand. Right now I live in the city, 2 miles from my job. But will soon be moving out East. My boyfriend and my horse are both out in that area already, so I head out there on Fridays and stay 'til Sunday evenings. I hate the city and can't wait to get out of it. I think the drive will be worth it.
     
  6. bgak47

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    I Hated the drive to work, so I bought a house in a neighborhood that was close to my work. It's a nice,Quiet neighborhood that has remained pretty much the same since I bought it 25yrs ago. In a few yrs I'll retire & sell this house for a LOT more than I paid for it & move to my Country property, that is also Paid for.
     
  7. mightybooboo

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    I did the drive you mention for a year.With 12 hour shifts,after 1 year,i quit.Too tiring.Now do 17 miles that takes about 30 minutes,tho right now its an hour due to the mudslidesthat have some roads closed for about a month so far.have to wait for CHP escorts thru slide areas.

    Booboo
     
  8. jgbndaudio

    jgbndaudio Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    We live north of NYC and my GF drives ten minutes to a commuter bus that leaves around 7:15. She takes the bus to Port Authority and then the subway from there to 66th street. She's usually at her desk about 9:00. Luckily she's the boss so if she's late it's ok! There are a lot of people in this area that do this and many live even further out than we do.

    Scotty

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    When I work it often requires a 1.5+ hour drive to get to my jobsites.
     
  9. WanderingOak

    WanderingOak Well-Known Member

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    I'm about 50 miles from work. It takes me about an -hour+, either way. I usually take the back roads to avoid heavy traffic. I have a 4 year old car with 158K miles on it, and a 16 year old pickup with 278K miles. Both seem to be holding up pretty well, all things considered.
     
  10. GoldenMom

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    About 32 miles each way. Takes nearly an hour in the mornings (the height of rush hour) and about 35 minutes at night (about 1-1.5 hours after everybody else :waa: ). The half closest to home is country driving-great when the weather's good, horrible if it's snowing! The rest is interstate/freeway.

    Sarah
     
  11. moonwolf

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    Well I once measured the long way to the front entrance and it was over 40 paces. It saves me time going and distance coming in the back way.
    I generally go iinto town several times a week. Then it's a commute to do busiiness that is a 20 minute drive.
     
  12. Jim in MO

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    I drive 62 miles one way. Been doing it for years now. After awhile you become numb to it. Only a few more years left and I get to put it all behind me. I guess it's matter of choice but it let us get our place sooner and we almost are totoally debt free. It's rough on the cars and at times on me but it almost over.

    Jim in MO
     
  13. gonecountry

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    Well Jim, seeing how Im 32, my travels have just begun. :D
     
  14. Jim in MO

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    :haha: I feel your pain.. But like I said after awhile you become numb and it's just part of the routine. Just remember, at the end of the day home is waiting for you along with the family. It's worth it.......

    Good Luck

    Jim in MO
     
  15. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    I have two jobs. One is 68 miles and the other is 26. Two-lane roads all the way except for a short stretch of freeway (about 7 miles) on the way to Job 1.

    I pity my cars! - :eek:
     
  16. Stush

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    About 75 yards. I go through about 2 pair of shoes per year. :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  17. indypartridge

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    About 55 miles. Takes about an 65 to 70 minutes. After years of city living, the drive is worth it. For me, it's not the length of the drive, it's what at the end of the road - a log cabin in the woods.
     
  18. jlxian

    jlxian Also known as Jean Supporter

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    My commute is 6 miles --

    We live outside a small town in Southwest Missouri, and we have no real traffic problems, unless it backs up at one of the four way stops.