Card Carrying Member of Home Depot

The deed is done. I now own my own condo. Well, better said, the bank owns a condo that I live in and own a small part of. It is a strange feeling to know that I can change the colors of the walls (I am getting used to the green bedroom) or redo the kitchen as I please. I’ve always been apathetic about doing anything because I knew I’d be moving within a year or two and it wasn’t my place, so why bother. Now there is no foreseeable end in sight.

The whole thing is kind of frightening. The longest I’ve spent in one place was three years (and another nonconsecutive two years later). The shortest has been seven months. This last was eight months. At least with the move this past weekend I’m not moving out of state and changing jobs like the previous times.

I guess I’d have to categorize myself as a long-term, long-distance drifter. My modus operandi is to spend two years in any one place then move across the country. I do like to revisit places. I’ve been to college twice, I taught high school twice, and now I’ve worked in the valley twice. Always back to the same places. So it isn’t that I left because there was anything wrong, It is more like selling my stock when it is high and buying it back when it is low.

But now I have a place to call home. I haven’t had that for… wow… fourteen years. There are places where I go to visit family, but the home that I knew as a child was sold a long time ago. Since then, I’ve considered home to be wherever my dog and my laptop are sleeping.

I have no intent of staying in this place for as long as my first home, but I also have no intent of looking for a new place to live. Life changes and I have no idea what will happen in the next seventy years I’m supposedly going to live. Check back in a year or two to see if I start to get cabin fever. Financially, I really can’t sell it in less than two years, so I know I’ve got some limit to start with. Then maybe I’ll move with meine Schwester to Belize. Anyone else want to come?

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on March 30, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    Glad to hear you dropped anchor on the left coast.Steve

    Reply

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