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[Aug. 21st, 2015|12:43 pm]
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This morning i am imagining life in Concord, CA. Transit.511.org helps me estimate what the commute would be like on public transit: over two hours one way. It's mostly on BART, one of the area rail systems, and so it could be useful time for reading and writing. Wikitravel makes me laugh:
Concord is located 29 miles east of San Francisco, meaning that the commute through the Caldecott Tunnel and across the Bay Bridge can be done in approximately thirty minutes when traffic is light, and in less than a week when traffic is heavy.
Would a two hour ride be better than a one hour drive? (Especially when the one hour is so uncertain?) I imagine four hours of reading the interwebs and writing twice a week might be pleasant. (Admittedly this is with the rose filter on at maximum strength.)

The linens arrived for the china sets. This means this weekend can be spent in photographing pieces. I'm still trying to decide how many place settings for the dining set that includes the serving dish: six or four? I'm convinced the tea set should be for six. And, it's time to commit to the second attempted replacement tea pot.

Edward has coming home during the day, twice now Hurrah! His regular presence and comfort staying inside certainly reduces Christine's worry.


From: mopalia
2015-08-22 01:42 pm (UTC)
We note that a big plus to living on the East coast is that it removes the temptation to do anything that commits you to a regular commute involving the Caldecott Tunnel. Or, for that matter, commuting anywhere in the Bay area at rush hour.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-08-22 03:22 pm (UTC)
I counter with steamy summer humidity and dreary winter weather.

I suppose a carbon footprint calculation of commuting vs HVAC could be done. 8)
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[User Picture]From: cymrullewes
2015-08-22 04:59 pm (UTC)
NH doesn't have much in the way of steamy summer humidity. Our house was built without an air conditioner system. We've got ceiling fans and open windows. Public buildings have AC.

Snow is not dreary. It's white and glaring and makes the non-intrepid stay inside so the hardy souls can be out and about with little worry.

(Bertie County NC is home but I think I'd prefer living in Asheville.)
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-08-23 03:54 pm (UTC)
Ah, i have the Ohio area of the home office in mind, where the leaden clouds of my various winter visits (plenty with snow!) come to mind. Indeed, if it weren't for the bright reflection to magnify what light got through the clouds, it would have been quite oppressive.

So, yes, i should not blame the snow!
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