I Moved Across Country For My Job

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    Always On the Go

    I work for a large constuction company and go around the country for my job.Since 1971 I have been in virtually every state working on something.The longest job I was on was more than 2 years and some have been as short as 2 or three weeks.It is a  different lifestyle but I...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2006

    From Ny to Ca

    For my first 35 years of life I lived within 35 miles of the place I was born.  For 34 years I lived in Suffolk County and for 24 years I lived in the same home.  I never planned to stay so close to home.  As a child/teen I dreamed of coming to California - I...
    rebellibrarian rebellibrarian
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2006

    The Town Xi:another Black Dog Tail

    I wanted to get this story in today while it is fresh in my mind. This morning my wife and I were having coffee and she said let's have some french toast for breakfast.I happily agreed and followed her into the kitchen.She was getting things set up and I went to open the back...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2007

    The Town VII

    One more in this ongoing series about my wacky adopted town. The episode here is not one that I had known about but was told to me by my wife. Sometime during the 1980's the town had been reached by the interstate highway system and the city fathers decided that the...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 30, 2007

    I Moved From Mi to Nm

    One of my friends had aquired a job as the GM of a hotel across the country. She was having a hard time finding a good staff and offered my boyfriend and I jobs. We took her up on it, and took three days getting there. For the scenery alone it was worth it.
    lilbopeep25 lilbopeep25
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2006

    The Town IV

    This will be another story of some of the happenings in the town I am currently living. In the park here in this city a bizzare ritual is played out virtually every Saturday of the year.Around 11:00 a.m. people begin to gather.Teens,babes in strollers,grown men and women from...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    May 22, 2007

    The Joys of Moving. Blech.

    1 22' moving truck, 2 cars, 3 adults, 2 kids, a cat and a fish.  2,400 miles.  There was a truck malfunction, a motel reservation malfunction, some vomiting, and a 3 hour highway problem in the middle of the night.  It wasn't so much fun.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 28, 2007

    The Town

    I wrote a story here Saturday about a parade I watched in this town.It was such a bizzare experience I began thinking about some of the things I have seen and heard here.This will be that story. I am in a small town in the west.The people here are generally outgoing and friendly...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 7, 2007

    Yeah I Am a Stay At Home Mommy...

    yeah I am a stay at home mommy and I moved where my husband got stationed. so in a sence we both moved due to a job.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky
    26-30, F
    Oct 24, 2007

    The Town V

    Here is another installment of the crazy happenings in the town I am currently living. When I first came to this town about a year ago I had to ask about the banking situation.I found the bank that I had done business with for years had a branch here.Thinking this would make it...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 24, 2007

    the Blizzard

    My job had me in South Dakota I believe it was 1988.We were working on a project and the job had run a little late in the year. We were working ungodly hours trying to finish before winter weather shut us down.Our job site was about 20 miles out of town and it was a fairly...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    Oct 25, 2006

    I Moved From Nyc to the Sticks!

    I moved from nyc to west virginia to start a software company. I am the third employee and we are really low on cash. If the company goes under, I may move to europe.
    digiben digiben
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

    Damndest Thing I Ever Saw

    I am working at a job site here in Nevada and it is in a somewhat remote location.Though we are not far off the interstate highway we are in the middle of a 300,000 acre cattle ranch.One morning we received a truck load of material and in looking over the paperwork I...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2006

    A Visit From Black Dog

    Our winter weather here has kept us from seeing our friendly neighborhood dog.Either we have had the house closed up or lately huge amounts of snow.However a week ago this past Sunday events came together and black dog dropped by. After getting over thirty inches of snow over a...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

    From Pa to Ca

    Once you come to the bay area, you may never want to leave. When I was younger, I used to joke that California was the "land of fruits and nuts." Pretty arrogant for someone who had never even visited. So when I came out here in 1999 for a conference, it was a complete shock...
    hellosailor hellosailor
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2006

    I Was In the Army For 4.5 Year...

    I was in the Army for 4.5 years and had to move to Washington, but now I'm back home in Texas!  Yay!
    jenmg83 jenmg83
    22-25, F
    May 28, 2007

    I've Spent a Good Porti...

    I've spent a good portion of my life going from hither to yon. I always wanted to see what was over the next hill and I really don't regret it. I've had a chance to see a fair amount of this old world. If I win the Lotto I'll see more no doubt! I always kinda envied...
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 27, 2007

    The Town II

    After attending a bizarre parade in this town Saturday I began to think about some of the crazy things that go on here.I wrote the story of the parade and added a second story about the town this will be the third installment. The town I am currently in has been my home for...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 9, 2007

    Black Dog Again

    I have put several stories here about this town and many have been about a black dog in our neighborhood. This evening my wife and I had been sitting outside enjoying the last of the nice weather.We were talking about our upcoming vacation.Suddenly from around the side of the...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    Oct 4, 2007

    The Town X Another Black Dog Story

    When I first came to this town a little over a year ago I did not expect to see anything much different than what I had experienced in places I had been before. However I have run into some things here that have made me think,while I have thought I had seen and done every thing...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2007

    The Town Ix Mr. Black Dog

    I have written several stories here about the town I am currently living in.One of these stories was about a very sociable dog who lives in our neighborhood.This story is about that same dog. Almost two weeks ago on a Friday evening my wife decided to grill to grill some t-bone...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 8, 2007

    I am so lonely here. I don't like it very much

    where I am and although before, I was outgoing and had a lot of friends, here I feel so alone. I've tried to make friends but it's been so difficult. I just want to connect with someone...about anything. I love books, am very open minded, and just want to laugh.
    sparklestarlet sparklestarlet
    31-35, F
    Feb 9, 2014

    It Would Have to Be a Pretty W...

    It would have to be a pretty wicked job for me to pick up and abandon my fam jams and my BFF's (drunk or not;)!)
    karag karag
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2007

    The Town III

    This will be another tale of some of the strange things that go on in the town I am currently living. Simply getting to this town is not easy and trying to get out is harder still.If you are driving here the place is on the interstate highway but it is at least two hundred and...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 11, 2007

    Exploring new country,

    friends, work, everything is new. Being lonely is also a new feeling when you you realize that you are a stranger/foreigner working away from home! Oh how I miss Manila! 😘😘😘
    jilyan02 jilyan02
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    Another New Experience

    I have written several stories here about some of the strange ways of this town but I believe this one tops them all.The names have been changed to protect the innocent. After my wife and I had eaten lunch yesterday I mentioned I needed to go to the bank.My wife said she would...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2008

    The Town VIII

    Since I have had several comments on my series of stories about this town I thought another installment might be fun. This town was founded as a result of the transcontinental railroad being built in the late 1860's.It has grown from west to east and is still strung along the...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2007

    Leaving Home

    Last year, I moved from across the country for a professional opportunity. Many people questioned my decision, for many reasons. Why did I have to leave my hometown to pursue my career? Were there not many opportunities right here at home? Why did I not leverage my graduate...
    PatientRapunzel PatientRapunzel
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2006

    Country?! I Moved Across the Ocean.

    I don't know the language very well; I don't make much money; basically I live a dreadfully lonely little transatlantic life. Working in Europe sounded glamorous. I thought I'd be jetting off to Paris and Prague every weekend, dancing to techno with cute guys in tight pants, and...
    scandinaviana scandinaviana
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2006

    The Town VI

    Another story here about the behavior in this town. Having written several stories about people and some of the customs of this town I want to share with you another tale.This one concerns a dog that lives in our neighborhood. It seems most everyone here has at least one dog...
    traveler traveler
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 29, 2007
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