Oh my, all this talk about Mirai's current and possible future commute is giving me bad flashbacks of when my family lived in Southern California two years ago. We lived in the Riverside area, but our church was in Culver City. We'd have to drive an hour and a half there and back, and it was brutal. And we only did it once a week! I can't IMAGINE someone doing that kind of drive every single day. And we weren't even as far east as Palm Springs; that was an additional 45 minutes.
I'd feel deeply for Mirai if she had to do any kind of commute like that. The freeways out there are brutal.