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Old 09-15-2016, 02:33 PM   #541
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we have buses, CP but they only go downtown.......`i'm getting to the age where `i don't want to drive anymore or at least not over 30 miles away.......oh, well, it is what it is...............
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Old 09-15-2016, 04:10 PM   #542
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Well we have good commute, I shouldnt complain. it takes 6- 9 minutes with the train to the to town and 20 minutes by bus. Im in a not too small village outside Wexio ( Växjö), it not a proper suburb since we have a forest and lakes between us and Wexio. Most of Sweden have that, because here they believe we shouldn't use the car for everything.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:03 PM   #543
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We have an excellent transit system in Boston. It only takes 8-10 minutes to get across the harbor via the tunnel to downtown Boston from where I live. And if driving, ten minutes on a slow day. Thanks to the kind citizens of this country and the Big Dig that went billions of $$$$ over budget before it was finished.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:21 PM   #544
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It's only 3 miles from one end of town to the other here, so I just drive. It takes about 5 minutes to get anywhere. Well, except maybe to the junior college, but that's up in the foothills.

We do have a small bus transit system.
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:50 PM   #545
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1 mile from one edge of town to the other, unless I'm going into TOWN (8 miles away), I walk. Sometimes Dad has to give me a ride home because Mom has loaded me down with too much to carry.

Today I had the car and got away from Mom with 2 pounds of tomatoes, 1/2 pound of blackberries, handful's of about 5 different herbs, a 3 pound red cabbage (all from the garden) and 3 pounds of shredded Parmesan/Romano they picked up for me at Costco. And some cut carnations Mom grew.
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:13 PM   #546
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1 mile from one edge of town to the other, unless I'm going into TOWN (8 miles away), I walk. Sometimes Dad has to give me a ride home because Mom has loaded me down with too much to carry.

Today I had the car and got away from Mom with 2 pounds of tomatoes, 1/2 pound of blackberries, handful's of about 5 different herbs, a 3 pound red cabbage (all from the garden) and 3 pounds of shredded Parmesan/Romano they picked up for me at Costco. And some cut carnations Mom grew.

Mommy is very good to you!
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:32 PM   #547
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Mommy is very good to you!
Yes, she loves having at least one of her kidlets in hugging range. I think I made her year when we moved close last year.

You should see the plot (20' x 20') we have planned for a garden next year. I'll take the camera over next time I visit. Lots of work to do, but it will be worth it.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:10 AM   #548
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By flight path, my husband live closer to us then my parents in Sweden. I have no blood family in hugging range.

They still manage to spoil their grand kid, there is random boxes showing up at the door.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:16 PM   #549
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Sheesh. What is it about some relatives? My sister is batcrap crazy, but DH's younger brother just upped the ante, he's batcrap crazier. Did not think that would be possible.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:30 PM   #550
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Your two families sure do compete in some strange ways, Dawg. Between my Mom's side and my Dad's side, the posturing was usually over who had the nicer car or newer furniture...
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