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Old 06-05-2014, 07:48 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Many people just hire help to do these things.

But your point is well taken that commuting is only an hour or so in a 24-hour day, and what you do the rest of the time probably matters more.
Many? Maybe many of the 1% ers! I know few other than single women and the very elderly, say 80+, who hire out routine yardwork.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:51 AM
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Many? Maybe many of the 1% ers! I know few other than single women and the very elderly, say 80+, who hire out routine yardwork.
My parents do, it's common in their neighborhood. And they're not, umm 1%. More popular when there are large lots.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:55 AM
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My parents do, it's common in their neighborhood. And they're not, umm 1%. More popular when there are large lots.
Point taken. Out here the lots are small; one can do it themselves easily if in decent health. I remember my dad hiring a teen when he got to be about 80, back in suburban Pittsburgh.

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Old 06-05-2014, 10:01 AM
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Point taken. Out here the lots are small; one can do it themselves easily if in decent health. I remember my dad hiring a teen when he got to be about 80, back in suburban Pittsburgh.
When my parents had a smaller lot (5500 square feet?) I think they still hired a teenager. Some other people in the neighborhood did as well, most probably didn't. In my parent's current neighborhood and some nearby ones, you can see landscaper company trucks bringing workers to do yard service.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:20 AM
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When my parents had a smaller lot (5500 square feet?) I think they still hired a teenager. Some other people in the neighborhood did as well, most probably didn't. In my parent's current neighborhood and some nearby ones, you can see landscaper company trucks bringing workers to do yard service.
Different parts of the country do things differently, I guess. It's unusual here to have a lawn service if you're able-bodied.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:22 PM
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Don't shoot me, nei, but to go back to ACOG and drinking, here is a story from 2008:

Alcohol and Pregnancy: Know the Facts - ACOG
"Therefore, ACOG reiterates its long-standing position that no amount of alcohol consumption can be considered safe during pregnancy."

Mind you, longstanding as of 2008.

I knew if I looked long enough I could find something to corroborate what I said. I can't find when they first recommended no alcohol, but the Surgeon General did so in 1981.

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Old 06-06-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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Good question. That debate is often lurking around just below the surface of many threads at this forum. I for one was responding to some discussion along these lines earlier in this thread. Aside from that, this subject might seem like a better fit for the Health & Wellness forum. About the only thing that really makes this appropriate at all for the Urban Planning forum is a discussion of how much walking versus driving people do with various land use patterns, and that gets us right into a discussion of contrasts/comparisons between urban and suburban locales.
Walkable neighborhoods can happen at a variety of densities. I live in a city but still face a long commute because i don't work in my city. A transit/bike commute is 2x longer than the typical drive.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:18 PM
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When my parents had a smaller lot (5500 square feet?) I think they still hired a teenager. Some other people in the neighborhood did as well, most probably didn't. In my parent's current neighborhood and some nearby ones, you can see landscaper company trucks bringing workers to do yard service.
Here's a streetview of private landscapers in a Long Island neighborhood where the lots aren't that huge.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=baldw...30.62,,0,12.55
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