Staying Put For A Change


October is my month of too many ambivalent feelings, many good and bad memories and way too many moves!


But this October is different!

I'm staying put and it is a record breaking event!

Since leaving New York City, I have not lived in the same home for more than 8 years….

Much as I do hate moving – I did it so regularly.

Moving was usually preceded by fixing up the house – painting etc. before selling it.

Now? I am in the same house for going on 9 years and the fixing up, painting and remodeling are all for ME!

It is an odd feeling..

I still don't love the rainy winters here – but I've learned to live with them – and since my son moved back to D.C. – I can go visit there or take a trip to another drier location…or stay here and ski [much more fun now that it is free]

An oddball thing that I have learned from this is that some small appliances like toaster ovens and microwaves are made to last only 7-8 years! As I was moving and usually not taking them with me I never knew that…

I know now as I have had to replace them..

My next thought is: can I live here longer than I lived in NYC?

Followed by: do I want to?


Comments? Thoughts? Thank you.

Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

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