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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:51:49 PM
I was reading the Seattle thread and I would so love to move. I have lived in the same area since I was 8 years old. I live in the south and it's so stinking hot and humid here. I wish we lived some place that actually had 4 seasons and some pretty countryside.

Oh to dream.....


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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:53:02 PM
All the time! But I'm stuck here...ah well!


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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:54:27 PM
Yes I want to move to Bainbridge island
When kids finish high school we will move....



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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:54:27 PM
Yep and a few times just did not want to leave ever!

I like 4 seasons, I even like freezing cold spells; I do not like hot humid summers!


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Posted: 9/4/2012 9:55:11 PM
Yes. We live in Central Appalachia and it's so depressing here. I love the beauty of it though.

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:13:49 PM
Yes, I live in Southern CA, everyone here thinks we live in paradise. The longer I stay here the more I hate it.

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:16:52 PM
I did--from Arkansas to Connecticut. It's worked out really well. Arkansas is such a bad hair state.


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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:18:40 PM
yep! I love California, but I don't love the area where I am right now. BUT this is where dh's job is, so here we remain.



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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:21:16 PM
Ha ha Peano....I was born in Arkansas and lived there until I moved to Texas. I do love visiting there. I think it's beautiful.


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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:22:34 PM
I've moved 14 times since my DH and I married, so to answer the OPs question; yes. But I"m done now and will stay here as long as they'll let me.


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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:23:30 PM
I do. When DH retired from the AF he said he would move anywhere I wanted. So, I chose Houston to be close to family. DH wanted to move to Colorado.

About once per month he complains about either the weather or being to close to family.

Unfortunately we cannot afford for me to fly back to Texas as often as I would like.


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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:28:12 PM
Yes. We're hoping to move once the kids get done with their Bachelor's degrees.


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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:29:38 PM
Yes and no...I would love to leave the rain of the PNW. But, I can't think of any one place that would be perfect enough to be worth the hassle of moving. We have moved a lot too...my kids are really settled and in a good place, so no moving until dd graduates high school (6 more years.)


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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:32:33 PM
I so want out of NJ. My favorite place that I've lived in the past was Albany, NY...BUT...they have real winters there, so I'm not looking to go back. I'd love to live somewhere in the south west. Currently my eye is on somewhere in New Mexico or Arizona. I think Phoenix has become too crowded, but Flagstaff and Tucson are nice. We went to Hawaii for a two week vacation this summer and FELL IN LOVE with it...but I think it's too far away from mainland USA since our kids are just 13 and 19 now and will be about 23 and 29 when we are ready to retire. Guess time will tell!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:40:09 PM
Right now, yes, because I am sick to death of the heat (it was like 101 or 102 here today)I get this way every year at the end of the summer. In October, November and December I will still be wearing shorts! It won't get even chilly (50-60 degrees) until January.

My husband is currently looking for a new job and established as we are here (with our house and good friends and strong connections), a part of me longs to move away. I've always wanted to live in a place where a real winter and a real fall and a mild summer exists. I would love to move to New England. So I am "suggesting" to my husband that he try to find a contracting job in that area. But oy, what a huge task that would be to move clear across the country!







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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:43:10 PM
Not anymore. We did just that about a year and half ago...and I'm glad we did. We'll be here for another year and a half, and then we plan to pack up and move once more. Right now we are about an hour from the coast, and that last move will put us on the coast, which is right where we've always wanted to be.

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:44:35 PM
Well, if it makes you feel any better I grew up in the PNW, and there are not 4 seasons- just one. The wet, gray season!

I have recently landed back in the USA and yeah- I would love to pick up and move! But we are stuck until my you gets goes to college at least, 6 more long years. Sigh...

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:46:39 PM
Yup - about February or March when I have simply had it with shovelling, snow and more snow and freezing my butt off!! Summer is just way too short here and not hot enough.

But we have great health care and school and jobs and of course, family. I guess that is what holidays and travelling is for...for us anyway

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:48:58 PM
I am a "bloom where you are planted" person generally, although I don't think I'd ever move back to extreme heat .

Someday I would like to have an apartment in Manhattan and a house on the upper coast of Maine. I think I probably need to invent something in order to achieve these dreams, however.

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:50:29 PM

I wish we lived some place that actually had 4 seasons and some pretty countryside.


Yep. After 10 years of Arizona and Texas, I'm ready for this too.

Except we are moving... back to Arizona .







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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:50:34 PM
Yes and I have. A couple times, but that was when I was younger without a husband and a mortgage.

I would love to do it right now!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:53:23 PM
Ha ha, very timely for us...we're leaving Southern California (where I LOVE where I live) to move to New Jersey in two weeks.....
I love a great adventure, but I have mixed feelings about it. It's for my job, which has been the case most of our marriage... this is our 5th relocation. We'll be moving back to So Cal someday...



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Posted: 9/4/2012 10:59:17 PM
Yes! and some days by about 6:30 pm, I dream about moving into a quiet luxury apartment all by myself!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:03:42 PM
Hey Stefdesign, I moves to NJ nearly a year ago. We moved from the UK. Whereabouts are you going to be?

As I said above we moved from the UK to here nearly a year ago and before that when I was single, I packed up and moved to the UK from NZ. It was exciting the first time, nerve wracking the 2nd time and while I would do it again, I'd like it to not be for a long time!
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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:03:58 PM
Yep, and I did. Up and moved to another state one day, couldn't take it anymore, and my mom will never forgive me, best decision I ever made.

I actually think sometimes I'd like to move to a different country just for a really different pace of life. Somewhere quiet, like New Zealand.

I really should stop watching House Hunters International while I'm preparing dinner.



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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:04:10 PM
Nope. I live where I consider "home". I am within 20 miles from everyone in my family (well, mine and DH's). I can't even imagine being further from them.








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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:10:21 PM
Yes! We just moved to Hawaii in May and I am ready to leave! It is beautiful here but I love having 4 seasons and it is so expensive to live here. Gas is 4.31 a gallon and milk is over $5. Our last electric bill was $495 and our house is only 1500 sq feet and we keep it at 77.




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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:17:45 PM
Every day. I've done it twice in my life, once to the other side of the world and then when I came home from there I stayed in my parents home for a month and then moved a two day drive away. Now I'm just hanging to finish uni so I can go again. Been here a year so far and it's way too hot for me. Need each season, not just summer!

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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:19:17 PM

Do you ever wish you could pick up and move?
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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:36:39 PM
Oh do I ever. I have lived here all my life and I just want a change. We took a road trip and it really brought home the I want to move bug. I am not sure exactly where - we were in No Cal on the Coast and it was gorgeous but there is no way we could live there now - not enough good paying jobs and I am not sure if I would really like the weather or not - I know I could do it short term as I have been dreaming about the nice cool temps in the 50s since we got back - dreaming about the forests, rivers, beaches, lagoons and how green everything is. It is a nice dream and I hope someday we can move out of So Cal I am ready to slow down and not have a stressed out hubby.


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Posted: 9/4/2012 11:43:30 PM
Yep.

And I am in a few months!



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Posted: 9/5/2012 12:09:14 AM
All.the.time.



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Posted: 9/5/2012 12:16:56 AM

Hey Stefdesign, I moves to NJ nearly a year ago. We moved from the UK. Whereabouts are you going to be?


My job is in Wayne- we don't have a place to live yet, but it will be somewhere close to work. Where are you?



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Posted: 9/5/2012 12:30:16 AM
I have wanted to move since I was 16. Almost moved once but it didn't work out. So we stayed. We have a 3 month opening to leave this summer and hoping to call Charlotte home. So excited, and scared that we are actually doing this. We have most things already planned out. The biggest thing will be getting the transfers available to us during that time frame. If it doesn't work we will have to stay here for another 7 years fingers crossed it all works out because I am ready to get out of here.
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Posted: 9/5/2012 12:37:01 AM
Not really. Probably though because I have an extensive list of places I have lived. I am ready to settle down and feel like I belong somewhere...anywhere. Sigh. Unfortunantly, after 5 years here I don't feel like I belong any more than I did the first month and I am getting an itch to try somewhere else. Maybe.


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Posted: 9/5/2012 1:22:40 AM

Yes, I live in Southern CA, everyone here thinks we live in paradise. The longer I stay here the more I hate it.


Hey! You stole my response!

I also hate it here. Moved away for college and ended up right back here. I was dragged back kicking and screaming. Didn't want to come back but DH 9fiance at the time) had a job and thats where we went. I wasn't employed yet so I went along with it. I miss New York every day. I would go back in a heartbeat.

DH - not so much. He grew up in the midwest and is enamored of the beaches and palm trees. Me? Not so much. Everyone can't believe it because we have everything here. We don't. It might look like it, but we don't. We're lucky to get snow in the local mountains in the winter and most winters its man made snow. Had to enjoy snow when its 70 degrees out. Hard to enjoy Christmas when its 80 out. I shouldn't have to turn on my air conditioning to cook a turkey.....



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Posted: 9/5/2012 2:33:15 AM

Yes! We just moved to Hawaii in May and I am ready to leave! It is beautiful here but I love having 4 seasons and it is so expensive to live here. Gas is 4.31 a gallon and milk is over $5. Our last electric bill was $495 and our house is only 1500 sq feet and we keep it at 77.


Sounds like my gripe exactly. We have been here a year and i am so ready to go. Love the beaches, but that is about it.


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Posted: 9/5/2012 2:37:49 AM
Yes. I have lived in Alaska for 31 years. I am now ready to move more than ever. I am tired of the winters. But I have no idea where we would go.


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Posted: 9/5/2012 2:37:50 AM
Yes. I have lived in Alaska for 31 years. I am now ready to move more than ever. I am tired of the winters. But I have no idea where we would go.


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Posted: 9/5/2012 6:07:49 AM
Sometimes I think I would love to move, but when I think what we have I change my mind. I live outside Philadelphia. We get the four seasons, are two hours from the beach, 1 1/2 hours from the mountains and close enough to New York City and D.C. that we could do day trips.

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Posted: 9/5/2012 8:33:15 AM
yep, sometimes. And I might just do that in about 10 years or so! You never know what the future holds.


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Posted: 9/5/2012 9:10:32 AM

I really should stop watching House Hunters International while I'm preparing dinner.


Oh this was me last night! I was watching and a couple was moving to Holland and it looked fantastic!

I'm so tired of the traffic. It took me a hour and a half to get into work this morning. There's traffic all the time. I just would love to simplify my life and live in the country or something. But then I see places like Manhattan and I think that looks exciting too. I would think I could walk or bike to work which I think would be cool.

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Posted: 9/5/2012 9:45:57 AM
I'd love to live in San Francisco! Went there a year ago and loved it!




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Posted: 9/5/2012 10:02:28 AM
I'm in Florida but I would rather be in California.

Crossing my fingers that will happen in the spring.

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Posted: 9/5/2012 10:19:10 AM
I would love to pick up and move with my kids and pets and leave the Husband behind.... he is not the man I married and I am feeling more and more that I need to go away with just my kids as I really feel we would be happier. Home to family is one option but I think I would like to be in the mountains some place.


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Posted: 9/5/2012 10:32:55 AM
I am ready to move to a smaller city with less crime. I get so depressed listening to the news and hearing about all the killings. We call it Killadelphia not Philadelphia. Hopefully we can move when the kids get out of college.

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Posted: 9/5/2012 10:41:35 AM
Yes I dream of moving all the time. I have lived in Texas my whole life. I hate the heat. So I dream of somewhere cooler and with all 4 seasons!
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Posted: 9/5/2012 10:44:09 AM
only every day of my life...

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Posted: 9/5/2012 10:46:12 AM
I live near Pgh., Pa and don't like here. The weather stinks! But I love our house, neighborhood, my friends and little town. I would love to take our town and move it south! I love hot, sunny weather all year. I would love Savanah or maybe southern Ca. The beach would be perfect too.

I just want somewhere hot and sunny so I could have summer all year. Fall and winter are too depressing!

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Posted: 9/5/2012 11:11:45 AM
Wished it, did it, never looked back. Best thing I could of done for myself and my family.
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