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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-27-2018, 07:48 PM
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My strategy is to live a mile away from work and drive Jane as much as possible. Less inclined to be angry when driving an already-angry car... and much much much less inclined to be angry when my 7 minute commute is "delayed" to 10 minute drive.
Same here. I live south of San Francisco where traffic is gridlocked every morning, begins to ooze around lunchtime, and stops again around 3 pm until around 8 pm. I made a conscious decision to pay more rent and live close to work because it's worth it to not waste my time, money, and life expectancy sitting in traffic. So I ride my bicycle two miles to work. Sure feels good to pedal past all those frustrated suckers sitting in their single-occupant SUVs getting fat and burning fuel while I'm cruising along for free, enjoying the outdoors, getting exercise, saving time and not destroying the planet. Then on the weekends I can take out one of the Mustangs and undo all the good I've done

That said, on those rare occasions when I can't avoid sitting in traffic I really can't handle it. I don't have that zen mentality as accessible as those you you who do it regularly.
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Living in the city would take far more years off my life than traffic does, so I live closer to Oklahoma than I do to the Addison airport, where I work out of. I can’t live in the cookie cutter, stacked on top of each other houses they build in the city, so I just deal with the traffic. It’s like anything else, you just get used to it.
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Living in the city would take far more years off my life than traffic does, so I live closer to Oklahoma than I do to the Addison airport, where I work out of. I canít live in the cookie cutter, stacked on top of each other houses they build in the city, so I just deal with the traffic. Itís like anything else, you just get used to it.
I have never understood how someone would pay 250K and up to live in a house that is set sort of corner to corner like a fan pattern spread out. You could literally reach out one corner window and just about touch the other house corner. I go toward Atlanta to visit my mother and those houses in some areas are way way up there in $$$ and you could not fart in one house without the next door hearing it. Forget about having a vintage car and working on it or anything...Just damn!
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I thought Atlanta took forever to drive though, until I drove through Chicago to get to the start of the 2015 Power Tour in WI. We slowed to a stop a couple times, but moved along at 25-30+ most of the time, but what blew my mind is that the city never seemed to end, it just went on and on and on. Houston was Ginormous as well.
I never drive thru Chicago, I barely want to drive TO Chicago (I take the train when possible and avoid the last 20 miles of driving). Even going around Chicago is a major pain at the wrong times. But it's better than San Fran.
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So glad that I live 5 miles from work and half the drive is thru cornfields (or soybeans). And that's in a city of 150,000.
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