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Old 05-24-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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I am planning to move to Visalia,Ca. but continue working in LA. My wife and kids will stay in Visalia. My plan is to work four days and go home for three days. Im just wondering will this work?? I need peoples input.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Everyone is different and can or can't handle that drive on a twice weekly basis. Long-haul truck drivers do that and plenty more, but I wouldn't want to do it. That's just one opinion. Your mileage will vary.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I am planning to move to Visalia,Ca. but continue working in LA. My wife and kids will stay in Visalia. My plan is to work four days and go home for three days. Im just wondering will this work?? I need peoples input.
Will what work?

Your car?
Your sanity?
Your job?


Your marriage?
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Lot's of variables there. I know some folks who have had similar life situations and done it for years, though not in California. I've even done it myself, but only for a five month period.

One of the key questions is where will you live in LA? Are you spending money on motel rooms or an apartment, in addition to a residence in Visalia? If so, can you do this long term?

One other consideration, those folks I know who have done it for a long period of time invariably ran into family and marriage problems. Just something to keep in the back of your mind.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:49 PM
 
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Everyone is different and can or can't handle that drive on a twice weekly basis. Long-haul truck drivers do that and plenty more, but I wouldn't want to do it. That's just one opinion. Your mileage will vary.

Thanks for you opinion.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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I would be staying with my mother in L.A. I have thought about the problems this move would cause. Something to really think about...hmmm. Thank you.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I would be staying with my mother in L.A. I have thought about the problems this move would cause. Something to really think about...hmmm. Thank you.
I lived 1100 miles from my wife/kids for a month, and she just about went crazy.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: SW MO Aux Arcs
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I am planning to move to Visalia,Ca. but continue working in LA. My wife and kids will stay in Visalia. My plan is to work four days and go home for three days. Im just wondering will this work?? I need peoples input.
Dunno! Ask your wife and children.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: The Triad (nc)
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How about moving Mom to Visalia...
and making that 200 mile trip to visit her once every couple of months instead?
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Im just wondering will this work?? I need peoples input.
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