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Old 12-27-2019, 11:34 AM
 
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Thank you, Protege and WorldKlass. Really appreciate your thoughtful replies. Hope u are having a great holiday season.
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Old 12-27-2019, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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BTW, keep a sun visor in the car to put on your head, the drive west in the summer can be difficult and your car visor and sunglasses won’t effectively keep the sun from blaring in your eyes for about 30 min of your drive home.

Oh, I now live in Dallas walking distance to SMU. In the morning, Central/75N near Mockingbird isn’t that awful going north. At night, its quite bad going south.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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That's a rough commute, I commute from Keller to Arlington and find that painful. You will probably have to leave home about 6:30AM to make it at a reasonable time. Have a bug out bag in your trunk for the times you will get stuck and have to check into a hotel or stay with friends.

Understand your comment about school districts and spouse commute, best get your alternative in place so that this
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Old 01-02-2020, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Bedford
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That sounds like a terrible commute, but I think anyone can govern their expectations accordingly when they're sacrificing one important lifestyle factor for another and just make the best of it. There's enough people making long commutes in this area and I have a hard time imagining that all of them are absolutely miserable.
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Old 01-02-2020, 02:24 PM
 
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I'd be looking for a rented room near SMU and go home on weekends.
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Old 01-05-2020, 01:41 PM
 
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I know DFW has bad traffic but i never thought it was bad enough to have to get a hotel room....gosh am i the only one that thinks thats a little overboard?
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Have you done the drive?
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I know DFW has bad traffic but i never thought it was bad enough to have to get a hotel room....gosh am i the only one that thinks thats a little overboard?
When there’s a bad ice storm its much safer to spend the night. A typical hour’s drive could turn into 3 treacherous hours......why take you life in your hands, especially if you need to come back tomorrow.
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:22 PM
 
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Yes bad weather is def a concern. I plan to stay at friends’ houses when this is the case.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:12 PM
 
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Not a hotel room: rent a room and stay there Monday through Thursday night, go home on Friday.

I'd rather do that than give up two to four hours every single day of my life to driving. (and you know, every time it rains the commute will double).
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