Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Tuesday 4 Meme- Moving



Welcome to Tuesday 4 kept up in memory of our friend Toni Taddeo who began it several years ago. She would be so pleased to see people keeping up with it!

Let's talk about moving today.

1. How far away are you from where you grew up?  I am about 20 minutes
from where I grew up.  I work where I grew up and went to school.

2. Families sometimes move all over the country. Do you feel that a family should try to stay
close together?  I think it is nice if you all get along to live close, but sometimes you go where 
the work is.

3. How many times have you moved in your life and would you like to share when and
where you moved?  When I first moved out I moved about 2 hours away to go to college
in Joplin, MO, then moved to Kansas City, MO which is about 5 hours away, then I moved
to Springfield and lived there until I got married.  I moved several times in Joplin to different
places to live and two times in Springfield.  Karl and I have lived in our house we are 
currently in since we got married almost 24 years ago.

4. What brought you to where you are living now and are you happy there?  This is where 
Karl had bought a house.  We live in an old house.  I would not mind to live in a little
bigger house that is newer.  I would also love to live back where I grew up.  It is beautiful 
there with the lake and hills.  It would not be good for Karl's work though, so I guess we
will stay where we are.


  1. We live in an old house too. Our first home was even older and I think it was my favorite house. It was built in the 30's and had so many unique features. Being content is can be a challenge at time. I do thank God for providing for all our needs. What kind of work does Karl do?

    1. Commercial construction, he is in a Labor Union. He is a Labor Foreman. He typically works the opposite direction of my home town.

  2. Our house is older as well.... I am ready for a newer house that is way less drafty! I miss living in the country, but don't think I could do it again after living in the city where I am close to everything. Loved reading your answers! Happy Tuesday!

  3. I always enjoy your answers.
    Has nothing to do with Tuesday4Meme but Mahomes is now a
    daddy to a little girl.
    Have a good Tuesday.

    1. Yes...Sterling Skye! I cannot wait to see more than her little hand. ♥

  4. I always thought I wanted to live in a older house with lots of personality. As I've gotten older, I've thought of the upkeep and think a newer house is better. As many times as I had to move with my first husband in the military, I basically brought my own personality into it to make it my own!

  5. maybe when you retire you can move back where you came from if you still really love it there. Or you may want to just stay put in the house where you have lived all these years, as it is really home to your family. I have lived in older homes and loved them, but they were expensive to maintain and hard to heat. (up north). Now we live in a manufactured home, and I like much about it, and somethings I don't like, but we are thankful to have it and love living on the pond. That is the main reason we bought it! Home is where the heart is, and it is also what you make it.

    1. It can be very expensive to live in our house. We need better insulation. We have a huge bedroom and that has been hard on me when looking at new houses. The bedrooms are smaller than what we have. We are so close to having it paid off too.

  6. I agree with Pamela's response.. Retirement takes on a whole new vibe as you plan together about how you new life will look. And it will come to pass far sooner than you think! Plan for a great retirement ina place you both love!!

  7. Enjoyed your answers, we are practically neighbors (live in Galena KS 7 miles from Joplin. Old homes are fun but yes expensive to maintain. hope you have a great week

    1. I live in Highlandville, MO now...but I loved living in Joplin when I was in college. I wanted to take my son down for a day of fun, but it was the year of the twin tornadoes that flattened some of the town. I think most things have changed. I still would like to take him. Maybe this summer.

  8. I love that you are so close to where you grew up. I wish things had been different and we were still all back in Illinois but then we wouldn't have what we have today. God had a plan for us.

  9. I've had old houses in the past but am now settled, and very happy to own a home that is less than 20 years old. Maybe retirement plans will move you closer to what you want.


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