I live east of town. Almost due east, actually.
It wasn’t planned that way, it just kind of happened…the place we wanted was east, so east we live. If I had it to do all over again, though, I would purposely look for a place east or at least south of wherever I was going to work and shop.
You see, I drive to work at 7am, and, for a good chunk of the year, the sun is just coming up about then. My friends from west of town spend several months a year battling the sun in their eyes while they commute…but the sun is at my back. I’m comfortable. I’m at less risk of hitting a deer or moose that I couldn’t see due to glare. It’s a smooth-sailing commute.
I drive home sometime starting around 4 or 5, and guess what? I don’t have the sun in my eyes then, either, since I’m heading east when the sun is west. It makes a huge difference.
You’d think I planned it this way.