[FoRK] DC Livin'

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 15:53:10 PDT 2016


A very tiny place.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/dcs-urbanites-like-the-fit-of-micro-unit-living-even-if-it-is-snug/2016/10/23/ae52c00e-952b-11e6-bc79-af1cd3d2984b_story.html



On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 1:39 AM, Stephen D. Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> If I were to go back to the DC area, I'd try to live downtown, even if I
> had a tiny place.  I commuted a substantial fraction of a
> million miles in the DC area; I'm over it.
>
> Metro Runs to Reston now, so that opens up another segment that is
> relatively commute friendly.  I finally sold my relatively large
> house in Ashburn earlier this year, which is just past Reston.  It was
> mostly great there for raising children, but no fun trying to
> get to DC for work, skating, or whatever.
>
> Stephen
>
> On 10/25/16 2:29 PM, Aaron Burt wrote:
> > <delurk>
> > I recall that a few FoRKers have done the Beltway Thing.  I'm about to
> do a one year stint at the US Digital Service, and am
> > wondering if there's any tips for a temporary bachelor.
> >
> > I'll be showing up with a (cheap) suit and some clothes, staying at a
> pricy furnished studio for a month or so, and hunting for a
> > cheap apt. from there.  Probably fly home to Oregon about monthly.  As
> an engineer, I love "cheap" but as a middle-aged dude, I'm
> > willing to spend a little on upgrades.
> > For transportation, I expect to rely on Metro and the occasional rental.
> >
> > Although I've heard that DC does not actually do "cheap."
> >
> > Regards,
> >   Aaron Burt (a very, very distant Friend)
>
>
>
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