WOW Tina I thought I moved a lot! LOL
I have moved over 40+ times, never out of MN though
Grab a drink and get comfy..I'll tell ya a story! LOL
I have been from Baudette to Mankato, as far West as Staples and Nickerson borders WI (through woods and swamp)
No move for anything exciting like you.
Mostly stupid luck of renting a place that was also for sale! LOL
I was born in MPLS we lived on Oakland Ave until I was just about a year. Then over to 10th Ave, my mother worked at Abbott. we were about 4 blocks from work for her. We lived there until I was 10 when her and her husband bought a bar in Cass Lake. I was a difficult child you might say. She sent me to live with my step father's brother in Holyoke (near Wrenshall) then they divorced and she took me back to MPLS, when school started she sent me back to Holyoke. only to take me back out of school to live with her in Elk River. That didn't last long, she met a man and moved in with him in NE MPLS, I went to live with my dad in Shakopee. He worked construction and hadn't 'owned' a home in MN for many years, I was going to be his reason to settle down. HA
the next school year he bought a home for us in Rogers, until he was offered a good paying job in TX, HE sent me back to my mothers. When I finished 9th grade my mother sent me to live with her mom in Nickerson, in the summer I sen tto live with my oldest sister in Palo (way up North near Aurora) When school started I returned to my grama's
but I had done something really stupid and was pregnant at 16. My Grama sent me to MPLS. I was very unwelcome in my mom's bf's house. I stayed there until Carrie was born in Feb, then back to grama's.
Conflicts between my mother and dad and him paying child support to her, me not living with her..blah blah blah caused too much stress for my grama so I moved away. I found a little cabin in Arthyde near my step father (one of my mom's ex's) his family was very helpful to me.
My dad was giving me money, I tried to finish school but the principle was outraged that I had a child, I hired a tutor, but that was super expensive. (I did return to high school when I was 19)
I met someone in Arthyde, we moved to Duluth together, had Joe, we then moved to Nickerson (cheap rent) for a job he got in Hinckley. We lived there about 4 years, then moved to Cloverdale to be closer to his work . We had Andy.
Then we found a place in Rutledge, it was a trailer house for sale, it stayed there until paid off. We then moved it to Willow River.
DH got into drugs and things went downhill fast between us. I moved back to grama's with the kids. then found a place in Mora.
DH moved out of the trailer house, let all utilities get shut off, and lot rent laps. WI th help form the County I took the trailer to Isanti.
That was a horrible place ot live. A single mom with 3 kids was such a disgrace. I found a friend whose mom had 115 acres and would let me have the trailer there.
We moved to Brook Park, lived there for 4 years , but her son used the property for a junk yard and child protection said it wasn't safe to have the kids there because he would not keep the junk away fro their living area.
So we moved to Mankato. I got a job at Mail Boxes Etc. Rented a house, the owner was in Prison and just wanted the house cared for...easy! till he got out.
We moved to Madison lake, we shared a house with a Police Officer, single man with no children..we made him crazy! LOL
Bought a place in Eagle Lake.
My boss was having an affair and decided his mistress should come work there, he demoted me, gave her my position, then she fired me. NICE. But she ran it into bankruptcy less then a year later! LOL
I was offered a job with the company in Maple Grove (just before the name change to The UPS Store)
I sent the boys to live with ex inlaws in Duluth while I looked for a place. DD stayed at a friends in Mankato to finish her senior year of HS
Rent is nuts in the metro. I found a place I could afford in Staples (was actually buying it), youngest son came to live with me there, while I commuted to Maple Grove.
EX DH had a fit that I was not at home enough and threatened to take Andy. so I gave up the job in MG, got a job at the hardware store in town. It was a great town and I loved it very much.
Hours got cut to barely worth them writing a check
so I gave up the house and moved to McGrath, a friend had gotten married and her house was empty.
Then they broke it off and she needed her house back , but was moving new bf in...geesh! the drama.
SO Andy and I moved to Brook Park. lady that had 115 acres, her son had inherited his dad's house in town, she was living in it, while son lived on farm.
Train came through in 2004 starting grass fires, whole place burned to the ground. Every building the house, all the vehicles. Thankfully her son was too lazy to care for animals so they were all sold before she went into town
She bought me a camper to live in and help clean the place up. She also hired Clint, one of her sons friends (mine too,) then in 2006 I talked her into selling me a piece of her land.
Then more crazy drama, her son didn't want her selling "ME" land.
so I talked Clint's parents into doing it. then Clint moved here with me. Cleaning had come to a halt as her son did not want me on that property, and he wouldn't help Clint, Clint didn't want to do it all alone with no help
In between many moves was a move back to Nickerson to stay at grama's until the next move. I didn't count all of them! LOL.
There is also 3 moves in and out of older sisters house, I was 11 - 14