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Old 03-20-2016, 04:53 PM
Status: "I am Blessed." (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I, too, was puzzled by this question. 10 miles one way, 15 minutes, rare snowy roads, I am S(cratching)MH. I work just under 10 miles from each of my pt jobs, and it is worth it to me for the extra money to drive to each. And I am pretty sure you will be making more than the $10.00-$11.00/hr. that I am making. Pick the dream house in the dream town. You will not be sorry.
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Old 03-20-2016, 04:56 PM
 
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Anything more than 10 feet from work is too far of a commute. You might want to look for a closer place.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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Anything more than 10 feet from work is too far of a commute. You might want to look for a closer place.
Ok, I get the sarcasm but I'm glad you all think I'm being silly about this question. I currently live about 5 minutes from work and live in an area where it doesn't snow at all. Please forgive me. I know how easy I have it right now.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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In Washington DC and to surrounding DC suburbs of Maryland & Virginia suburbs, it can take 90 minutes to go 2 miles to 5 miles!
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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Suppose you worked full-time for another year (cutting your need for health benefits down to 2-years) and probably tripling the amount you could save to supplement your income and pay health benefits for 2-years.

Then, you could either decide to work or not work for the next 2-years, depending on your changing situation.
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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That's nothing if there is no traffic. But I see his snow comment, maybe it's a problem in winter My sister is glad to have a job with 20 miles commute, but she lives in California. No snow problem.
I live in CA and the snow added maybe 10 minutes to my former 20 minute, 11 mile commute. Not counting time spent digging out our short driveway. CA gets a lot of snow.
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Ok, I get the sarcasm but I'm glad you all think I'm being silly about this question. I currently live about 5 minutes from work and live in an area where it doesn't snow at all. Please forgive me. I know how easy I have it right now.
It's O.K. to ask. I figured you must have a super short communte at present. Just ignore my disbelief that I posted early in the thread, as that's a product of the reality in Southern California and has little to do with you. Indeed, you do have a good situation right now. Count your blessings, and good luck in the new location.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:16 PM
 
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In Washington DC and to surrounding DC suburbs of Maryland & Virginia suburbs, it can take 90 minutes to go 2 miles to 5 miles!
90 minutes for 2 miles? Walk to cut the time down!
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:38 PM
 
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some of us need full knee replacements, ncloe1, zero cartilage left, & pain of walking even one-fourth of the way to a corner is excruciatingly painful, also all over the body arthritis! (just thought I'd mention it to you since it hasn't occurred to you that not everyone can walk more than the tiniest bit) enough on that topic! anyway, I no longer live there.

also, in another scenario, walking along an extremely busy freeway/highway is not feasible, for 10 or 15 miles. (nor 20 miles, 30 miles...nor 2 miles)

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