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Old 11-15-2018, 07:35 PM
Status: "Loving life, wife and job!" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: USA
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I work from home.

In Arizona.

I love it when it’s 116 and I don’t have to drive to/from work. Lol
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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I retire in Feb. I literally cursed my way to work today in the sleet. I cursed my way home in the teaming rain and slush. Retirement can not come fast enough.
I'm also in Metro DC, and I feel you!!! I still remember the winter of 2012. At the time, I worked in Tysons. Snow began falling at around 3 PM and I had a deliverable for which I was waiting input. I got out of there at 5:30 PM - normally a hellish commuting time, this time the hell was amplified by the snow. Only deposited 2" but it took me 2-1/2 hours to get home. At the time, I lived four and a half miles away.

I would have been better off waiting until 9 to make my escape, but I loathed being in that place with a passion. Being stuck at a standstill in my car was preferable.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I can't relate to the snow (thank God), but the only thing I'm looking forward to escaping when I someday retire is the L.A. traffic. I can live very well in my little corner of Los Angeles and the only reason to get on the freeway will be to go to my boat and I can pick the right time for that.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:42 PM
 
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The #1 reason I'm glad to be retired is that on most days of the year I can choose what time of day or to do pretty much anything ... and most importantly, whether I feel like doing those things at all on any given day.

Because I am the Princess of Procrastination this state of affairs works out quite well.
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Moved south in 1972 and never regretted it. Retired in 1997 which made it even better.
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Happy to be retired in AZ, 76F degrees today...
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Old 11-15-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Wow - the lack of a commute would be at the bottom of my retirement pleasures. Being able to ski on powder days, mountain bike on bluebird days, fly fish when the hatch is on, things you can't do when you are stuck with M-F work schedules, is what I would be living for.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:51 AM
 
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OP, I totally agree with you. Philly girl here too. I had a miserable commute on the PA Turnpike for awhile and it nearly drove me insane. Years ago I remember a 6 hour commute on the turnpike in a snowstorm coming home from a job in the Limerick area.
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:49 AM
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Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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I retired after 31 years with Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife. I didn't have to commute as I lived in a house provided by the state. I will never miss being called out in the middle of the night to handle an emergency. We were "on call" almost all the time. Even when you weren't at work, you were still at work. I don't miss that at all.
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Old 11-16-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'm also in Metro DC, and I feel you!!! I still remember the winter of 2012. At the time, I worked in Tysons. Snow began falling at around 3 PM and I had a deliverable for which I was waiting input. I got out of there at 5:30 PM - normally a hellish commuting time, this time the hell was amplified by the snow. Only deposited 2" but it took me 2-1/2 hours to get home. At the time, I lived four and a half miles away.

That brought up a long-buried memory.

It was 1974 and I was working on K Street. I lived with my BF in a tiny studio on Wisconsin, out near the National Cathedral. It started snowing and kept on coming down. Normally, of course, I'd take a bus home but nothing was moving. So I walked. Long slog but actually kind of fun.

I was 21. I loved living in DC.
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