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I do not like driving

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I spend about 15+ hours a week in the car part of my weekly commute, not fun.

Yesterday I spent 8 hours driving to and from my sisters for a 1 year old birthday party.  Traffic was ridiculous.

Today brought daughter back to school, just under 4 hours round trip.

Plus quick drives to OTF yesterday and yoga this morning.

It has been a long weekend, back to my regular 15+ hours tomorrow.  Lots more if we get any snow, this is New England, and everyone loses their mind as if it's their first time driving in the snow.

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But, did your daughter talk to you?  

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Are you planning your retirement to do less driving?

Might be awhile for you before that time?

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Just now, shootingstar said:

Are you planning your retirement to do less driving?

Might be awhile for you before that time?

Yes, I plan to retire somewhere where it doesn't take me 2 hours to drive 25 miles.

Retirement is about 15 years away.

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I agree. I hate driving even into town. 

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1 minute ago, Square Wheels said:

Yes, I plan to retire somewhere where it doesn't take me 2 hours to drive 25 miles.

Retirement is about 15 years away.

As much as I love SoCal this is so much us.  20 minutes and a dozen traffic lights to drive 1.5 miles to the grocery store.  It’s maddening.  

Fortunately my current work commute is opposite traffic so it’s an easy  20 minute drive but like you I drove 2.5-3 hours a day commuting 40 miles for ages.

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21 minutes ago, Square Wheels said:

Yes, most of the way out.  It was nice.  Plus she came over this morning with her brother for pancake Sunday.  That too was nice.  Her other brother lives in Texas.

Quality time!  :) 

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Yea, I don't know about the other forumites but it's easy to feel your pain in your 500,000 BMW.  :rolleyes:

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7 minutes ago, AirwickWithCheese said:

Yea, I don't know about the other forumites but it's easy to feel your pain in your 500,000 BMW.  :rolleyes:

Traffic sucks regardless of the car... But yea better than a Yugo!

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1 hour ago, Square Wheels said:

I spend about 15+ hours a week in the car part of my weekly commute, not fun.

Yesterday I spent 8 hours driving to and from my sisters for a 1 year old birthday party.  Traffic was ridiculous.

Today brought daughter back to school, just under 4 hours round trip.

Plus quick drives to OTF yesterday and yoga this morning.

It has been a long weekend, back to my regular 15+ hours tomorrow.  Lots more if we get any snow, this is New England, and everyone loses their mind as if it's their first time driving in the snow.

This makes my 30 minutes in the car per week feel like a cakewalk.

You need to find a better way to get places. Bikes and/or mass transit might be your best option. I find working from home is ideal.

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My commute is down to about 15 minutes. Mileage wise it would be bicyclable, traffic wise it would be suicide, not many cars, but they are going fast on a narrow rural road.

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Driving in a VW cabriolet convertible is pure joy. It always makes me sad to reach my destination. 

I've had to splice my REO Speedwagon greatest hits cassette tape 3 dozen times but otherwise it's a perfect time capsule of 1991

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