When on vacation in Maine in 1988 we found a lot on the lake across from where we were staying. Bought it - designed our log cabin and moved in Labor Day 1991. It was to be our weekend, vacation, to become our retirement home.
On the way back to NY after a wonderful first Christmas in the cabin (with almost no furniture) we realized we liked the cabin so much we sold the house in NY and moved to Maine. Since then we have had a small townhouse by work and our real home is in Maine. The weekend in Maine started as 2 days - then 3 days. The normal routine from NY was drive north Thursday after work - Friday was work at home - Sat & Sunday in Maine - then drive to NY starting at 12:30 AM Monday morning. So, where I was Monday night did not matter but happened to be by work. Tuesday and Weds we were in the place by work. The rest of the time we were in Maine. It was a great schedule till my work moved to NC.