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Harbor    Posted 10-07-2004 at 23:08:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Growing up on a farm but living in town for past 25 years. Got a chance to buy 10 acres out of town but I'll have to drive 50 minutes to get to work. What do you think? Should I take the plunge?

Harbor    Posted 10-08-2004 at 17:14:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kids not a problem, just me and the wife now and she's all for it so I made an offer on the property! Let ya all know what happens.

Michele in VA    Posted 10-08-2004 at 11:53:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree with those that say the trip would be therapeutic.
Listen to books on tape checked out from your local
library. On the way home, talk on your cellphone to
your mother or father, even your kids. Get a headset
tape recorder and dictate letters and notes on your way
to work. Tape your memoirs while you drive home.
Pack some fruit or veggies to munch on.

I'd get a gas efficient car...Toyota, Nissan, Honda, with
good sound system and extremely comfortable seating
(lumbar support, heated seats, etc).

Just think, by the time you got home, you'd be all
relaxed and ready to enjoy life with your family on your
gorgeous 10 acres.

toolman    Posted 10-08-2004 at 14:14:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
used to travel an hour or more for work all the time didn,t mind the commute especially the one home , would give me a chance to wind down, but i never had to deal with heavy traffic or anything like that ,nice peaceful ride in the mountains, really enjoyed it.

Ludwig    Posted 10-08-2004 at 07:25:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I commute 40 miles each way. Bought myself a diesel Mercedes car. Itsa '83 and gets just about 30mpg if I'm easy with the go pedal. The car cost $1500 and is cheap to keep and comfortable to ride in.
My first job was 4 miles from my apartment, second and currect were about the same distance. I actually prefer the longer ride as I get some time alone with not much to do for thinking. I'm better informed because I listen to the news for nearly 2 hours most days, but the real advantage is the time to think.

Joel    Posted 10-08-2004 at 06:53:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is at least 10 hours a week you are basicly adding to your work week the way I see it. That is 10 hours more away from your home and family plus no more running out to see a ball game your kids are in etc. I wouldn't mind the investment in gas as much as the investment of time.

Rickstir    Posted 10-08-2004 at 06:41:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gas could be a problem. I live 50 miles from work and it takes me an hour. When I lived in STL I lived 25 miles from the office and that took an hour in rush-hour traffic. I don't mind my peaceful drive through river valleys and horse farms. Kind of gives me a chance to plan my day in the morning and unwind after work.

Ron/PA    Posted 10-08-2004 at 06:31:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
My concern would be with the rest of the family. Just from reading here, I've discovered that kids raised in the hustle and bustle of town life can become severely bored outta town. Wives sometimes just don't like the seclusion of our life.
If you've got their support, then I'd make it happen real quick. That's assuming there's other family involved, if there ain't, then how come ya ain't out here yet?? LOL

Steve from TN    Posted 10-08-2004 at 05:40:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
My biggest consideration would be the price of gas,Harbor. The trend will take the price up and up with little occasional valleys to keep our secession talk to a minimum. I would find me a little gas miser or one of those gas-'lectric cars, hybrids, they call em and go fer it!

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