Doris: What the heck are we doing in Singapore?
Jeremy: (shrugs) I dunno.
Doris: I want to go home.
We have no house in the US. We have no address. The address we use for our mail is a mail stop at Jeremy’s US office in Austin, TX. It’s hard to miss home as much as I miss home and not have a physical place to miss.
In the 10 years Jeremy and I have been together, we have lived in the following places: Catalina Dr, Pasadena, CA; Lyndon Ave, South Pasadena, CA; McLaughlin Ave, San Jose, CA; Hester Ave, San Jose, CA; Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA; Riata, Austin, TX; Barton Hills Rd, Austin, TX; Juliet St, Austin, TX; Hsinchu, Taiwan; Bard College, Annandale, NY; Millbrook, NY; Wappingers Falls, NY; Singapore.
That’s a lot of places (13) and I’m not even listing the 2 times we moved to Bard College or the hotels we’ve stayed in for at least 3 weeks. It’s been hectic around here.
I love to move, I love throwing old crap away and staring new again someplace else, but having my kids really makes me want to settle down and get to know my neighbors and see the same dentist for more than a year. (Every dentist I see asks if I’ve had my full mouth x-rays within the last 5 years – that usually means 2 or 3 dentists ago. How can I possibly remember?) Maybe have some friends I don’t have to re-explain my past (engineer), my present (mom) or future (who knows?). Now that would be great…
My mom is so cute. Look what she got us from Old Navy. Vince is grumpy, but Edda and I look great!