My wife and I decided to move closer to the city, because she was commuting an hour and a half to work 4 days every week.
I was close to my job at the heating and AC repair business, but I told my wife that we could compromise.
Now each one of us has a 50 minute drive to work and we are in a much nicer neighborhood. The neighborhood has lots of older brick homes and big trees to provide plenty of shade. I was really happy that we found a house in this neighborhood. It’s one of the older and nicer neighborhoods in the whole metropolitan area. In the morning when I drive to the heating and AC repair business, it takes about 50 minutes to get from my place to the job. I’m happy that most of the drive is highway miles. It’s about 46 miles from my place to work, and almost all of the drive is interstate miles. I can go 70 or 75 miles per hour in the morning because everyone is commuting. Sometimes I hop in the HOV lane if my brother and I ride to work together. He works for the same heating and AC repair business, but he lives much closer to the city. When he is having car trouble or his daughter needs to take the car to school, I pick him up and take him to work. On those days, I definitely have to leave a little bit earlier in order to make it to work on time.