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Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:02 PM

How many times have you moved in your lifetime?

I guess you can count moving back and forth between home and college is you wish. But not the return moves.

Mine are below:

Home to 1st college apartment
Home to 2nd college apartment
2nd college apartment to another apartment
3rd apartment to 4th apartment in another city
4th apartment to 5th aprtment in same city
5th apartment to fiance/wife's condo after marriage
Condo to current home.

Total 7 moves

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Reply How many times have you moved in your lifetime? (Original post)
benld74 Mar 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Mar 2013 #1
yellowcanine Mar 2013 #4
Still Blue in PDX Mar 2013 #2
Hayabusa Mar 2013 #3
ConcernedCanuk Mar 2013 #5
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #11
nolabear Mar 2013 #31
ConcernedCanuk Mar 2013 #33
nolabear Mar 2013 #38
ConcernedCanuk Mar 2013 #42
bluedigger Mar 2013 #6
mwdem Mar 2013 #7
geardaddy Mar 2013 #8
In_The_Wind Mar 2013 #9
fizzgig Mar 2013 #10
aint_no_life_nowhere Mar 2013 #12
hunter Mar 2013 #13
sakabatou Mar 2013 #14
dixiegrrrrl Mar 2013 #15
pipi_k Mar 2013 #16
RebelOne Mar 2013 #17
trackfan Mar 2013 #18
mrmpa Mar 2013 #19
struggle4progress Mar 2013 #20
haele Mar 2013 #21
Ron Obvious Mar 2013 #22
Sekhmets Daughter Mar 2013 #23
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2013 #24
alarimer Mar 2013 #25
femmocrat Mar 2013 #26
Curmudgeoness Mar 2013 #27
mokawanis Mar 2013 #28
progressoid Mar 2013 #29
OriginalGeek Mar 2013 #30
nolabear Mar 2013 #32
AsahinaKimi Mar 2013 #34
a la izquierda Mar 2013 #35
noamnety Mar 2013 #36
ananda Mar 2013 #37
whistler162 Mar 2013 #39
valerief Mar 2013 #40
Populist_Prole Mar 2013 #41

Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:07 PM

1. I try to get up and move everyday

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:19 PM

4. A high fiber diet helps. I try to start the day with oatmeal.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:17 PM

2. Once when I was a kid, seven times since then.

Home to apartment near McChord when I got married (was there 11 months).
To house in Portland when the hubs was discharged (was there 11 months).
To house in Clackamas (was there 11 months).
To house in Milwaukie (was there 5 years).
To PA (was there 11 months).
Back to Portland (was there 11 months).
To Milwaukie (have been in current house for 30 years) .

Wow, no wonder I get depressed when I watch HGTV. My house really needs updating.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:18 PM

3. Mine

First home to second home.
Second Home to third home near the school.
Third home to relatives in Texas.
Texas back to third home.
Third home to 4th home in Columbia.
4th home to 5th home just a mile north of #4.

Six.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:25 PM

5. Over 40 - 6 before I finished high school

 

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and 6 in the last ten years

TOO MANY!

got $$ now to buy a place and park my ass 'till they plant me

so I figure 2 more places I been done this moving thing

one above ground



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Response to ConcernedCanuk (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:37 PM

11. sheesh

I don't have the time to figure it all out.

[img][/img] 14 times before the age of 21 . . . damn.

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Response to ConcernedCanuk (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:54 AM

31. Yeah, I went to ten schools in 12 years. Military plus various disasters.

Holy cow, I'm gonna need pen and paper.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:36 AM

33. "Holy cow, I'm gonna need pen and paper." well . . .

 

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did ya find any yet???





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Response to ConcernedCanuk (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:22 PM

38. Squirrel!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #38)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 02:13 PM

42. Will ya settle for a chipmunk??

 

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This was taken this past summer at my trailer with one of my friends

I took the pic, it's my little chippy on his shoulder



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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:30 PM

6. No idea.

Parents divorced when I was three and we were in multiple apartments before, I imagine.

After that:

Home to new house in HS.
Home to college dorm
Home to college apt.
college to basic training
Basic training to Clarksville, TN
Clarksville to Neu Ulm, Germany
Neu Ulm to hometown apt
Apt to apt (cross town)
Hometown to homeless while working on the road
Rented room in NJ to homeless, again
Apt in TN to homeless, again...
Current apt in CO (2+ years)

I've spent large chunks of the last two decades living in motels on per diem.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:33 PM

7. Nine times across the U.S.

not counting homes, just cities. From N.C. to SoCal.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:33 PM

8. mine.

Home to college
College to Beijing
College to Home
Home to Taiwan
Taiwan to Home
Home to 1st apt
1st apt to 2nd apt
2nd apt to 1st house
1st house to current condo

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:33 PM

9. 8 before I became 18.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:37 PM

10. moved three times when i was a kid

from home to first apartment fall 01
first apartment home summer 02
home to second apartment spring 05
second apartment to the nicest place i've ever rented summer 08
nicest place to third apartment summer 09
third apartment to the worst shit hole ever summer 10
shit hole to current place summer 12

so seven times as an adult. i hope i'm done moving for a while, i hate moving.

edit: and all but the first move as a baby have been within the same town

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:39 PM

12. I just counted 18 times

My dad was in the Air Force and we moved a lot when I was a kid, including several places abroad.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:48 PM

13. More than a dozen times...

...maybe less than twenty if I don't count situations that lasted less than a year.

For a long time I had a P.O. Box and slept wherever.

It took me nine years to graduate from college and I never had a stable living situation during that time.

My wife and I have been more than a decade at our fifth place, with a mortgage, dogs, a garden and everything.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:50 PM

14. Only once, which lasted a few months.

Home to college dorm and then back home.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 04:09 PM

15. More than 100..way more..

Often as a kid, we would move up to 3 times in a year.
Actually, there were various kinds of moves:
town to town
state to state
even, once, Mom moved us kids to 3 different apts. in the same building.
and at least 5 moves in one town
Plus the moves to live with Grandma anywhere from a summer to half a school year, many times.

On the plus side, I got to know my home state very very well, since I lived in most of the towns in it.

Downside, really tuff to keep up with school demands.

Longest time spent in one house.....7 years, where I am now, going on what I hope is forever.
Spent 6 years here before a move away and a return move, and those 6 years I lived in 3 different places.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 04:35 PM

16. 22 times

from age 10 to age 60.

All but one in the first 44 years.

Have lived here the longest...17 years so far.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 04:48 PM

17. So many times that I can't remember.

I am 74 years old, so you can't expect me to remember.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 04:52 PM

18. Three, in 53 years.

Home to duplex.

Duplex to rented house.

Rented house to bought house.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 04:54 PM

19. Too many times................

Birthplace to NC
NC to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to house outside Pittsburgh
From there to rental in Pittsburgh
From rental to home ownership (parents)
Home to college 1st abode
Home to college 2nd abode
from that abode to new abode
from that abode to another
from that abode to another
from that abode to apartment for my 1st adult job
from that flame-out of a job back to my parents
from my parents to a home ownership (mine)
sold my home back to parents (Dad was dying) only daughter, was needed
from parents to home ownership (mine) brought my 82 year old mother with me.

That's 15 times. I'm in a condo now, I'm not moving. I'm aging in place.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 04:55 PM

20. About ten times

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:25 PM

21. Oooff. Well into the two digits.

11 times before I joined the Navy at 17. Dad didn't have a stable job and we moved a lot following where he could get work until I was about 14 - twice, we moved three times in a year.

Won't count the Navy active duty berthing as a move, but 7 times "on the town" during the 1980's - 8 if you count the 3 months living in a RV/Van conversion in front of a friend's house while I was waiting for BEQ/VHA.

3 times in the 1990's due to work and transportation issues. Bought a house in 1995.

3 times between 2000 to now.

Sold the house in early 2002 after I got married and ended up with with more additional costs (husband was disabled but did not yet have SSDI)than I expected and refinancing would not knock down the mortgage any - there were a couple expensive repairs that needed to be done, and this was in the beginning of the jump in housing prices, so there were lots of people who were willing to buy "as is" at just above what I owed the bank and add another $20K to fix the house up to the state where it easily would sell at twice times the price if they were going to flip it. Moved closer to work to save money when I could afford to, than again when the rent there got too high.

So that's what, 23, 24 times? I'm 53. You can say I've moved after two years living in one place for as long as I've lived. The longest I've ever lived in one place was six years. I learned how to pack and store large amounts of items - many breakable - on the fly. If you need lessons in quick Tetris packing, give me a call!

We hope that the next time we move will be the last.

Haele

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:26 PM

22. I've literally lost track...

8 times by the time I was 18, then maybe 10-20 more times before finally buying a house we've lived in for the last 20 years, but during those last 20 years I've also lived in 4 other places.

It was hard always having to say goodbye to my friends when growing up, but on the plus side, it's made me self-reliant and an introvert who's very happy in his own company. Sometimes I feel a little envy for those who've spent their entire lives in a place where they have roots and where everybody knows their name and they're accepted.

A few months ago I was in hospital when I was suddenly overwhelmed with a desire "to go home". Problem is, I have no idea where that place is...

On balance, though, I wouldn't want it any different.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:30 PM

23. I moved 3 times in one year!

19 times over 65 years...yuck.



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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 07:39 PM

24. lost count somewhere along the way. I've moved a shitload.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 08:18 PM

25. Dozens

I have lived in 12 states and Puerto Rico. Just since leaving college, I have lived in 6 states. And moved numerous times within every town.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:23 PM

26. Too many. I hope I never have to move again.

The thought of packing up all this junk overwhelms me.

I didn't used to have so much stuff when I moved around!

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:33 PM

27. I thought just a few, until I thought about it and read other posts.

Ugh....originally I just thought from home to Houston and back home....but that isn't it at all. Bad memories fade, I suppose.

Home to college and back.
Home to apartment.
Apartment back home.
Apartment in Houston.
Another apartment in Houston.
New home in Houston.
Back home.

I hate moving. I would love to get the hell out of this town/part of the country that I am in now, and can't get myself motivated for another move.

So, also 7.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:49 PM

28. Around 15 to 20 times n/t

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 12:16 AM

29. 15.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:51 AM

30. I don't think I could count them all

but from the time I was born to the time I was 22 I don't think I ever lived in any house/trailer/apartment for more than 4 full years at a time. I was Jr. High before I went to the same school 2 years in a row.

I got married at 22 and have lived in this house for almost 27 years.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:57 AM

32. I'm going to need time for this one. A whole lot but I'm impressed with some of y'all!

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:38 AM

34. Too many to count...

I have lived all over the place.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:52 AM

35. Crap, a whole lot.

To college
Back home
To Hollywood, CA. Another move in Hollywood, to Pasadena, to North Hollywood, to Glendale.
To Oklahoma City. Then to Norman, OK for grad school. Four moves in Norman.
To Ohio for work. One move in Ohio.
Upcoming to West Virginia. There will only be at most three moves there (rentals, until we buy...hopefully soon).
Total: 15

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 10:01 AM

36. 23 times.

 

Thankfully I've stayed put for the last 16 years. The 23 moves were all done by the age of 32, and were to a lot of different states on different sides of the country, and one overseas move.

I hope to stay here when I retire - I'm enjoying not having to pack up over and over again.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 11:24 AM

37. Well, let's see ...

I know it's at least 24 times.

Up to age 17, we moved six times.

After age 17 through college, I moved at least six times.

After college, there were twelve moves.

My biggest moves were from Dallas to Houston for college,
and then from Houston to Austin after teacher retirement.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:35 PM

39. Let's see....

Hospital to Funeral Home, parents rented a apartment in back
a few years later Funeral Home to rental
rental to owned home(parents)
owned home to different city house(parents)
rental house with other guys for a few months
back to parents/my house

5 times.

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:41 PM

40. 21 times, I think. Maybe I missed 1 or 2. nt

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Response to benld74 (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 01:53 PM

41. Only 3 times since set out on my own, but too damned many times before I hit 14. It sucked

When I was a kid my father was always the type to chase "the two in the bush", never being satisfied with the bird in hand, so he was always hustling for a job with more status and money, but this somewhat reckless behavior also caused many times of tight finances. I was later to find out this caused a loss of stability that made my mother very resentful, and the resulting divorce and remarriage caused yet several more moves. As a result, I had the "privilege" of being the "new kid" at a school and neighborhood scores of times. That I was at the time short for my age and reserved didn't make it any easier. Because I was just a kid, I really didn't know any different, and was often genuinely surprised to hear how most of my classmates still lived in the house they lived in when they were born.

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