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Old 10-16-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Wow, this is my kind of thread! I am 32 and have been a gypsy since I was 20! My husband and I are getting very tired of this lifestyle now, but can't seem to stay or feel settled anywhere.

Here is my list of shame:

1976-1991 Illinois (with family)
1991-1997 Wisconsin (with family)
1997-1998 Tampa, FL (had to escape the Midwest - a lifelong dream)
1998-1999 Wisconsin (couldn't afford to live in FL at age 20)
1999- stubborn, tried Tampa, FL again
1999-2000-couldn't afford it again, back to Wisconsin
2000-2004 Miami, FL (I got married here in 2000 and husband and I finally got our lives "together" - Florida worked finally!
2004- back to Wisconsin to save for move to Los Angeles (another dream of mine)
2005-2008 - Los Angeles
May 2008- escaped back to Florida, this time to Orlando. We were sick of L.A., but then missed it and the job opportunies...SO...
Sept. 2008- back to Los Angeles! And here we are now, kinda missing Orlando...LOL
wow. Thats alot of places....
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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Lived in the same house growing up from 2 yrs to 18 yrs, then....
1 year--N. MN
3 mo. in central WI
4 mo. at home
2 years in eastern WI, moving four times within the area
2 years in northern WI
2 years in northern MN
2 years in U.P of MI
7 months in NH
4 months in northern WI
9 months in UP of MI
7 months and going in SE Arizona but...

We may move again in the next couple months. From the second time in Northern MN to now, we have gotten married, had two boys (moved while pregnant both times), and both graduated college. We have got to the point of exhaustion with the whole thing and hope to only move one more time (fat chance). Like others, we are now penciled in family's phone books. Also, my oldest is 5, but I have a standing rule that he does not learn his phone number, and tell the teacher that. I mean, I can barely remember all the different numbers of addresses and phone numbers, how is my 5 year old?
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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Default Moving Moving

Wow, I've moved a lot in my life, due to many factors, out of my control with parents, my dad was restless, and he did several stints as a teacher, in So. Cal, then quit and became a farmer in Oregon, a couple of years, then back to So. Cal, and was an insurance sales, then bought own biz in Santa Barbara which didn't work out after a couple of years, etc...finally we settled somewhat in Ventura with a business that lasted quite a while, yet we still moved houses every 2 years and then i started out on my own, and wound up moving all over Ventura county, approx. 8 times in about 8 years, then i finally wound up in a conundrum, i had very little money and the rents were skyrocketing, and i wasn't going to share a house with a small child on my own, so i took a big chance and moved to Northern CA (Far Northern CA), not Bay area, or pretty Coastal, no, the Armpit of CA Red Bluff...Just kidding, it is extremely hot in summer, and not terrible the rest of the year, but still has some high winds/storms at times....and very high unemployment/welfare, it is very hard to find a job, and i have struggled the entire time here, however i did meet husband #2, and have done ok, also have lived here in only 2 places! I have now beat my record of staying in one place for 13 years! Wow, and im getting extremely bored, stressed and tired of it all, living in one place and so-called (becoming part of a community), isn't what it's cracked up to be, I'm just maybe not into "this" particular community, if you can call it that, most people go out of the area to really shop, and there isn't a very business-friendly climate, also California makes it hard for anyone to do anything with all the rules and regs.. as well as there not being much to do in this town unless as usual you have money...so I'd really like to move again! I'd love to be able to afford my old area of Ventura, but that isn't in the cards unless i find a really rich relative who left me money or something. Also, we've stayed in this area due to hubby's family and that i feel he would have a disadvantage elsewhere, as people wouldn't know what to think of him, he has a speech impediment, and most people think he's retarded, but he just has learning disability, and the speech thing is from having his vocal chords paralyzed due to childhood illness... He works really hard and has stayed at his job 16 years! Wow dedicated!
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:51 AM
 
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I've moved around a LOT (especially wen I was a kid due to my dads job)

Born in Peoria, IL (actually Pekin) live there less then a year
Moved to Virgina Beach, Va lived there less then two years
moved to Charlotte, NC lived there 2-3 years
moved to Louisville, KY lived there 2-3 years
moved to Cleveland, OH lived there 5ish years
moved to burbs of Chicago..... been living here for 12 years

while living here I've lived with my parents, my own apartment, lived with a friend in HER apartment and lived with a boyfriend in his apartment..... but always ended up back at my parents :P

Im about to make a move all by myself to live in Denver, CO in about a month hopefully
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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Born and raised in Chicago, IL (17 years, foriegn exchange student twice in Spain, France and Germany 3 months each in between there lol)

moved to Champaign, IL for college (4 years)

Move to Cincinnati, OH for Medical School and living here currently (3+ years)

Hoping to move to Michigan this summer where I will stay until I retire to South Carolina
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: WA
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I had at least five homes growing up, then moved to a new state with my parents before attending college in the same state, lived in the dorms for a year, then lived off-campus for three years, then moved to another state where I've been for 6 months. Besides the point where I was in four places in one year (eek)...I imagine I'm pretty average. Lived in three states.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Big Sky
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I might have you all beat lol. I get bored in one place plus my first husband was a real doozy lol

1988-1991 13 dif apartments in WA state (I know...WOW huh? )
1991-1993 3 dif houses/duplex in OR state
1993- Nov of 1995 3 dif Houses in MT
Nov of 1995 to March of 96 1 apt in WA state again
1996 (March) -1999 2 apts, 2 houses and a mobile home in MT again
1999-2000 1 apartment in TX
2000-2003 1 apartment & 1 mobile home in Idaho
2003-2007 1 house in MT for the 3rd try lol
2007-Present 1 house in AZ

I may very well have forgotten a few, lol but I think that paints a pretty accurate picture. At the point it slowed down considerably compared to the beginning was when I got married for the second time...but we still seem to move frequently.

UPDATE: 2007-2009 AZ
2009 - present 1 house in Missouri and planning a move to Oregon within a month or so lol
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm a military brat, never lived in one place for more than 3 years, until I bought my own mobile home, that lasted 5 years, we now live in a two story home and have been there for just over a year. The shortest time I've lived in a place was for one month, we just arrived in Florida and rented a one bedroom apartment(Family of six) until we found a three bedroom mobile home.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Big Sky
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I'm a military brat, never lived in one place for more than 3 years, until I bought my own mobile home, that lasted 5 years, we now live in a two story home and have been there for just over a year. The shortest time I've lived in a place was for one month, we just arrived in Florida and rented a one bedroom apartment(Family of six) until we found a three bedroom mobile home.

The older I get, the harder I find it is to pick up and move. lol The body gets sore and even driving becomes a chore. On the last move I was pinching myself (left marks too) to try and stay awake feeling on the road. Not fun.
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: On the road
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Shortest time living in one place. 3 weeks.

Oneonta, NY

We arrived there, after working a season in the Boothbay area in Maine. Found a rental house, and I got a job at a nice restaurant.
The restaurant offered to start me at min wage, and if they liked my work after a week or two, they would offer a full time wage.

Min wage was about 2.45 / hour, then.

I worked 60 hour weeks at the restaurant. after second week, they offered me a salary that was less than the min wage plus OT that I was making.

I said "no thanks" and they fired me.

Spent another week looking, and kept getting "They pay good money. They pay minimum wage."

At the end of the third week, we packed up and headed south.

Longest in one place,
Denver Colorado. 15 years. Left to go back east, and it took us nearly 12 years to get back.

I will die here.
Hopefully long enough from now to break my previous record.
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