We move a lot. Let’s do the math. Mr. and Mrs. M have been married 34.5 years. They have moved 16 times. What is the average time between each move? Answer: 2.15625 years. We have a joke in our family that when it’s time to have the carpets cleaned or walls repainted – we move instead. We stayed the longest in the first home we purchased, 7 years, but only 9 months in another. Several moves have been into temporary living quarters: twice while building, and once after a cross-country move back to Oregon from Illinois. We once stored our belongings for a year-long move to South Korea but returned after only 4 months. A move is a move.
Around the 5-year anniversary of our move from Oregon to California I started to get “itchy feet” so I began to sort and organize, and had a garage sale in preparation for a future move. Eighteen months later after selling almost everything and giving away the rest we closed the door to our home of 6 ½ years, and traveled to spend Christmas with family. When we returned we moved into our little “cottage” where we are going to stay 29 nights. It was our 16th move – the Sweet 16.