Moving isn't quite the quick turnaround that it used to be. Growing up in a somewhat transient family and then in foster homes, changing environments and locations was the way of life. Young adult years were a continuation of change with a husband who craved the moves as much as I did. Looking back over those years I have to wonder at how much was spent in moving costs alone. Each new place was painted and fixed up and turned into "home".
The moves did become fewer when we started buying the homes. But that just meant we moved state to state after a few years, living in five states six or seven years in each state. Traveling across country a few times was a great adventure each time.
At this stage of my life I have no desire to own another home. Renting is the right thing for me. I can still make a nice home for myself and my cat Lola. We have been in our duplex a month now. Lola is adjusting to the new place finally and I have plenty to do to update the place with the blessing of the landlord. I have a couple more rooms to paint and then I will tackle the kitchen, stripping wallpaper and putting up new blinds and valance. I haven't hung pictures yet because I move them from room to room until I know they are in the permanent place. I like doing these things but this is the first time I have more to do with friends and have to find time to work at home. I am enjoying the card games and bingo and road trips and the various impromptu adventures here. Who would have thought there were so many fun things to do in Nebraska? Ha. Don't let the secret out, I don't want lots of people moving here and turning this great place into a hectic one like the one I left in California.