Kaye Lynne Booth with a wonderful post on the joys and
tribulations of living up a mountain in Colorado a 45 minute commute to civilization in all weathers, but with some wonderful reasons to stay. For all of us who just pop to the shops, and switch on our computers expecting to have service, it is a testament to Kaye Lynne’s commitment to the work she does online..and loves.
Living in a rural area in the Colorado mountains provides a unique set of obstacles to be dealt with, including a forty-five mile commute, one way, on winding mountain roads which can be treacherous in winter weather conditions and clogged with tourist traffic in the summer that can turn a forty-five minute drive into and hour and a half. It can be nerve wrecking and even hair raising at times. And the wear and tear on my vehicles – proper maintenence and tires, etc… – due to all the mileage I put on them gets downright expensive!
I hate that commute and for several years now I’ve been asking myself why I do this live in this remote place. Three years ago, I hit black ice and rolled my car over on its side, totaling the car and raising my insurance, even though I…
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