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October 16, 2004


I grew up in a house that was on one of the main commuter roads in our town. I assume it was a means of saving a little money on the house. The sound of cars passing by eventually became like "white noise" to me and was difficult for me to fall sleep without.

Gooch beat me to the punch. The house where I grew up is just several clumps of trees away from a major Northern Virginia freeway. When you're away from home, you miss the noise.

You guys are the best. Whenever I'm down, my fellas are there to cheer me up. Thanks.

Getting used to the noise won't be easy, though. Man, it is LOUD out there.

Our first house was very similar. A few blocks away from a freeway off-ramp. I remember our new neighbors telling us to just close our eyes and pretend it was the ocean. It never quite worked for me.

Yikes! The noise sounds awful but the walking on the highway bit sounds like a treat.

When Sydney was a baby she couldn't sleep unless her music was turned up...waaaaay up...it became a weird, deafening white noise for her. Luckily for me and my mom, she outgrew this.

Faith: Okay, now that's just weird. Minitaur had to have everything deathly quiet. Equally annoying, but in a different way.

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