This stems from a discussion we had in the pub last night. A gentleman in his Seventies is moving house, for the second time in his life. Next to him was another Gent of a similar age, who could claim 29 different addresses.
I can claim ten. Four when I was a very young child, before we moved into the long-term family home. Two at college; two when I lived in London for a year; then I moved back to the family home and then bought my own place. Ten.
How about you?
(For a definition, we said "Somewhere where you could receive mail addressed to you." The second Gent above included four ships he served on in the Navy.)
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Welcome to Britain, if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute, some more will be along soon.
I've always said that I moved to my 7th home just before my 8th birthday. I didn't receive mail at the first two, three months and one month, but my parents did. After that we have here, Olney, four OSU dorms, four apartments after, so 17, though "here" was also summers during Olney and between the dorms. Oooh, we could add a few more, because when we first moved here, it was RR 1 (Rural Route 1), then went to house numbers on named/numbered roads. During this time, actual USPS mail was delivered to my grandparents' then uncle and aunt's house (main farm) because we never had a mailbox at this house, and it was more convenient, though UPS packages could come here, or go there, the UPS guys usually just delivered anything with our last name to the farm. (Or would put it in one of our vehicles if they saw it around town.) A few years ago, I went to a PO Box so I wouldn't have to wake up my uncle and aunt to get our mail, what with working to 1 am.
1. 0-3 years 2. 3-22 3. 22-23 2. 23-27 No 2 again 4. 27-28 5. 28-37 Then for a period of 6 months we stayed in which ever family home was empty or had a spare room. 6. 37 -now (58 next month) I don't really expect to move again except in a box but we may decided to downsize at some stage in the future if the economics dictate.
The apartment we lived in when I was born. My grandparent's apartment we lived in when my parents first split. The apartment I lived most of my childhood in. Mom's House. Dad's House / My house. The house in OKC.
So, it looks like I've moved 7 times and had 6 addresses. Not counting my college dorm.
Bristol: 0-16 years - Long Ashton, just outside Bristol 16-19 years - Clifton
Portsmouth 19-21 years - Devonshire Avenue, rented a room in a family house as a student 21 years - Manchester Road - room in a shared house for a few months 21-24 - 2 Gains Road - Bedsit 24-26 - 42 Highland Road - Bedsit 26-28 - 26 St Andrews Road - Bedsit (I got burgled, very probably by another resident. and moved out PDQ) 28-36 - 20 St Andrews Road - Bedsit 36-40 - 59 Cottage Grove - Hall Floor Flat - First property I bought 40-52 - 52 Margate Road - 3 Bedroom House, where I live now
I'm 60 years old and have had 25 different addresses.
Eight different addresses before I left home at 17 and then sixteen more by the time I moved to Georgia when I was 24. I lived at my first address in this town ten years then moved to my current address in 1992. We bought this house in 2009 and it will be paid for in June so I guess if I ever move again it will be into a nursing home or in with one of my daughters.
Post by glennfrommars on Apr 12, 2019 1:35:40 GMT -5
3 addresses for 5 different times in my life. Add College, 6. Look at my credit report and they have my business address and a PO Box listed as places I have lived, as well as some random Florida address.
Post by fritobandito on Apr 12, 2019 6:10:38 GMT -5
8 places that I know of before going to college. 5 more during college 6 since college, which includes a P.O Box for a year when I was just driving around. Maybe one more as I'm starting to be tired of this place...
I'm not big on commitment so I've never owned a place, always a renter.
Palo Alto CA Alexandria VA (parents house #1) Alexandria VA (parents house #2) Alexandria VA (grandfather's house while parents house #3 was being built) Alexandria VA (parents house #3) Williamsburg VA (4 addresses; a different dormitory each year) Vienna VA (rental apartment) Arlington VA (rental house) Alexandria VA (my current house)
Post by martycanuck on Apr 13, 2019 6:55:24 GMT -5
Parent’s first house until I was 17. Parent’s second house. My own apartment in Peterborough. Back to parent’s second house (Job was moving me around during this time). My friend’s house in Barrie. My own apartment in Barrie. Back to parent’s second house. Lisa any my first house near Arnprior. Our 2nd house in Arnprior. Back to Scarborough and our own house. The house we currently live in.
Post by stevenjmcd on Apr 13, 2019 16:01:41 GMT -5
At least 30, counting ships and long term hotels (for several months at a time), and I’ll be 62 in a few months. From 0-18, one house with 3 different mailing addresses, the rest were after leaving for college.
Post by fritobandito on Apr 18, 2019 6:02:40 GMT -5
San Diego has great weather but is very expensive. If the cold doesn't bother you the Great Lakes have a multitude of options. North Carolina has fairly temperate weather and you can be close to ocean and mountains. Florida has lots of water options and parts have a real high weird factor, if that's your thing.
If you don't need a lot of water, almost every state has lakes so pick a location by balancing tax/benefit ratios for you particular situation and weed out based on weather.
The Tenn-Tom waterway runs from western Kentucky to Mobile AL. Kentucky Lake is an impoundment that stretches from the Ohio River into TN. From there to the south toward Mobile on the Tombigbee River are 12 more dams. You can almost select your climate from 4 seasons in KY to winter home in AL. I've covered it all by boat and one section is prettier than the next.
Inside every old person is a young one wondering, What the Hell Happened!
We don't want to live anywhere that might be hit by a hurricane. I think Tybee has been hit with hurricanes if memory serves. We did love Lake Michigan the beaches there are incredible. We have been thinking of lake front property and Tennessee has some nice lakes. The problem with Michigan is their taxes are terrible. We could never live in California.. too liberal, too many taxes.. living there is expensive. Oh and did I mention too many liberals there... LOL.
Post by glennfrommars on Apr 24, 2019 7:41:30 GMT -5
SC has Lake Keowee, Lake Hartwell, and Santee Cooper. Moderate climate. Keowee is in the mountains so occasional ice and snow. Santee Cooper area is much flatter area, but you will get the once every 10 year hurricane left over rain and wind.
'whatever you're doing is probably not important so stop'
Think about Australia. It's an island - gotta be water everywhere, right?
DON'T think about SW Florida - we have too many people coming here to retire as it is - apparently the once in every 30 year hurricane that comes close to this area doesn't dissuade them much... Besides a 150 mph wind every once in awhile just dusts the streets a bit.
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