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    How far is your commute?

    This summer wife and I moved from the suburbs to an acreage about 15 miles outside of the metro. My drive is now right at 30 miles to work, takes me around 30-40 minutes one way.

    Previous commute was 28 miles, but right through heart of town (and traffic). Getting to work in the morning was fast, since I usually arrived around 6:45 AM. Leaving work at 4:30 really depended on traffic. Sometimes 40 minutes, sometimes an hour and a half.

    We really love living in the country. Only downside is my drive to Menards/Wally world is 10 miles. Used to be 2 miles. All my immediate family is right in Omaha within 20 minutes drive time.

    I really can't complain, my cousins grew up on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. They drove 60 miles one way for groceries, and nearest walmart was three hours.

    What is your commute / drive to groceries?
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    Mine is 25 miles, 30 minutes +/- depending on my mood and weather conditions.
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    My morning commute from the recliner to the coffee pot is about 40' or so. The evening commute from the recliner to the dinner table is about half that.

    Before retirement, my commute was 11 miles each way and took 15 minutes in good weather and up to 45 minutes during snowstorms.
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    How far is your commute?

    My commute is 38 miles each direction. All but 4 miles is four lane highway, 70 mph speed limit. Takes about 35-40 minutes depending on traffic, road conditions and construction. Over the summer construction forced me take back roads which lengthened my drive to an hour. Still better than sitting in stopped traffic. A few times in the winter it’s taken 90 minutes due to snow and ice.

    As for stores, that’s pretty easy. Walmart, Fleet Farm and Menards are two miles away. Two other grocery stores three miles away. John Deere dealer 2 miles from my front door that is open until 6pm Monday through Friday and until 3pm on Saturday. Two bigger Deere dealers within 20 minutes. One the sister dealership to one in town, the other a different dealer chain and the one I bought my tractor from.

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    Just under 6 miles. 12 minutes or so
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    About 20 feet to my home office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trohrer View Post
    About 20 feet to my home office...

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    So how long does that take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OxPath View Post
    My morning commute from the recliner to the coffee pot is about 40' or so. The evening commute from the recliner to the dinner table is about half that.

    Before retirement, my commute was 11 miles each way and took 15 minutes in good weather and up to 45 minutes during snowstorms.
    I didn't mention that, it can take as much as an hour a few times a year.
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    How far is your commute?

    I drive 45 miles each way. Takes an hour to an hour 15 depending on traffic.

    But it’s so worth it living out in the sticks where there’s peace and quiet.


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    My commute, over the 40+ years we have lived here, has varied originally from about 15 miles to about 25 the last 30. This area was very rural when we moved in here, but traffic was light and roads good. We learned early on, with two girls, 4 & 8, that our automobile expenses were going to be considerable, and that two vehicles would be necessary...not only that, but when the girls got up in high school, they too would "need" vehicles of their own. We knew, understood and accepted the fact that all things considered, our transportation costs would probably be the largest item in our budget. Have never regretted a minute of it; it has been worth it for the quality of life we have enjoyed, and the reassurance that our kids and grand kids have grown up in a safe area with lots of room to run, play, explore with friends similarly situated.

    It's not so bad now that we have both retired and our mileage is much less, but old habits are tough to break and we still have two vehicles plus the old Impalas. I would do it over again and never look back, even if my commute was twice as long.
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