(Closed) STD’s and a house

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Congrats on putting an offer in on the house!  I’ll keep my fingers crossed.  That’s super exciting.

I don’t know where you live, but a half-hour commute is pretty short in most cities.  I have to drive to work for a variety of reasons (including it taking an hour less than public trans) and it takes 25-45 minutes to go 5 miles.  So I think a 35 minute commute sounds pretty normal and it’s not too bad.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think anything around 30 minutes or less is reasonable to communte.  You don’t want to feel as though you live right on top of work.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

You might actually end up liking it. It is kind of nice to have a morning routine with a little time all to yourself. Especially with a kid, I imagine you might enjoy some “me time” in the morning with the radio 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have a 30 min commute and don’t mind it one bit. I really like the “me” time. I subscribe to XM radio and listen to the Cosmo Radio morning show during my drive. Even if you don’t have satellite radio, try to find a morning show with lots of talking. I always find that it keeps me company and stimulates my mind first thing in the morning.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Congrats on the house!  I didn’t read what the other girls wrote yet but I think this is a great thing for you and your family!  A half an hour commute isn’t bad at all, you’ll most definitely get used to it!  Being a little farther from the family is going to be an adjustment but it’ll all work.  I’d LOVE to be that close to my family and his :o(  As it stands now, we’re going to be moving to Connecticut which is where his family lives but I’ll still be 3 hours away from mine.  And the commute time to work… 1.5 hours.  Sounds crazy but that’s what people do to work in NYC but not pay the expensive cost of living.  We have friends that have done it for years, we’ve done the dry run and its manageable.  You’ll get just fine with a half hour.  I hope everything goes smoothly and you can close in November!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Congrats on finding a house, and best of luck to you!

Ha, I think a 30 minute commute is awesome! In Atlanta, you’re lucky if you have a 30 minute commute. Mine now is about an hour, and that’s not bad. And I literally only drive about 18 miles to work, one way.  Trust me, you get used to it. I’ve even grown to kind of like it.

I lived in a teeny tiny town growing up, and 30 minutes to us meant going out of town, and I’m definitely acclimated to the longer driving times of living in a big city. You just find a good morning talk radio show or get your favorite CD’s together, or plan your wedding (I record ideas into my phone while driving, so I don’t forget), chat on the phone with someone, and before you know it, you’re at work/home!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You’ll be fine with the 30 minute commute.  I don’t really know of anyone who has a commute less than that.  I commute an hour to work (it’s only a few miles but from the UES to Battery Park City), my sister and mom (who live upstate) commute 30+ mins each way.

And we both live 2.5-3 hours from our families.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Congrats on the house! 

I used to live two minutes from work.  Then I met my husband.  He lived in a tiny town 45 minutes from work.  It’s worth it for the bigger house for our family and the better schools for my daughters.  Yeah, the drive sucks, especially in bad weather, but it’s actually kind of a nice wind down to my day or a way to listen to the radio in the AM and drink my coffee.  I have all highway driving, so it’s not too bad or congested.  If I had to sit in traffic for the 30 minutes though I might really hate that.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I wouldn’t worry about the 30 minutes! I grew up in a tiny town that was at least 20-30 minutes away from everything (grocery store, mall, movie theater, etc.) and we never even thought twice about it.

It may seem like alot at first, but you will definitely get used to it.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh, and sometimes I spend my commute talking to my mom on the phone (she lives 1400 miles from me though), so maybe you could point that out to your mom that it’s not like you won’t talk.

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