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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.


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