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Edifices: 1969 to 2019

Posted on 2009.06.18 at 08:30
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Goldsmith - Stargate: Atlantis


A 50-Year Retrospective

1969-1970 Garland, TX
My parents first house. Too small for 'baby makes three.'
(Pictured, Maternal Grandmother)

1970-1971 Garland, TX
My parents second house. larger, but ultimately unaffordable.

1971-1972 Garland, TX
My parents third house. Right before job relocation.

1972-1972 Corsicana, TX
My parents fourth house. Burned to the ground 5 months after purchase.

1972-1973 Corsicana, TX
Rent house.

1973-1974 Corsicana, TX
My parents fifth house.

1974-1974 Corsicana, TX
Rent house. Moved here while house was on the market.

1974-1976 Corsicana, TX
Back to fifth house; didn't sell.

1976-1978 Corsicana, TX
My parents sixth house.
(Purchased from my uncle)

1978-1985 Dallas, TX
My Great Grandfather's house.
I lived here with him from 3rd to 8th grade.
(Built in the 20s.)

1985-1986 Rhome, TX
My parents seventh house. Dad got his own rural route.

1986-1988 Rhome, TX
Rental. Bankruptcy forced us two blocks down the same street.
(I was here through high school)

1988-1988 Dallas, TX
My first apartment while attending DeVry; near the prostitutes down Northwest Highway - yikes!

1988-1989 Irving, TX
My second apartment - this one closer to work;
DeVry by day, working Wal-Mart by night.

1989-1990 Irving, TX
My third apartment; eventually dropped out of school and quit my job.

1990-1990 Keeter, TX
Angsty youth. Moved out further, secured another job.

1990-1990 San Antonio, TX
Lackland AFB, Basic Military Training Dormitories.

1990-1991 San Angelo, TX
Goodfellow AFB, Intelligence Training Dormitories.

1991-1991 Wiesbaden, Germany
Lindsey AS, First Duty Station. Intelligence barracks.

1991-1993 Cambridgeshire, England
RAF Alconbury, Base Quarters

1991-1992 Cambridgeshire, England
Brinkmeyer's Off-base house.

1992-1992 San Angelo, TX
Goodfellow AFB, DSIATP. Billiting.

1992-1993 Cambridgeshire, England
Brinkmeyer's Military housing.

1993-1995 Hampton, VA
Langley AFB, Dormitories. I spent a lot of time not here.

1993-1993 Tampa, FL
MacDill AFB, USCENTCOM. Billiting.

1993-1995 Newport News, VA
Rooming with photogoot.

1994-1995 Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
4404th Composite Wing, Khobar Towers.

1995-1996 Songtan-Si, South Korea
Osan AB, Dormitories

1996-1997 Plattsmouth, NE
Assigned to USSTRATCOM on Offutt, AFB. Off-base apartments

1997-1997 Boyd, TX
Parents eighth house. Back with Mom & Dad while looking for a job when I left the Air Force.

1997-1998 Maple Shade, NJ
Apartment in NJ while working for Litton, PRC in Philidelphia, PA.

1998-2000 Irving, TX
Back in Irving. Bought my Grandfather's house from my Dad.

2000-2005 Boyd, TX
Bigger house for 'baby makes three.' Moved two miles from my folks.
(My favorite house)

2000-2000 Andover, MA
Three months travel for business with drax0r.

2002-2003 Wichita, KS
Lived in my inlaws house while I commuted to Kansas for 14-months.

2005-2005 Arlington, TX
Stayed in the Wild Damn Texan offices when I sold my house in Boyd.

2005-2005 Benbrook, TX
And lived with celtmanx.

2005-2005 Saint Louis, MO
Six months in a hotel before I bought my house.

2005-2006 Saint Louis, MO
Our very small house in Saint Louis.

2007-2007 Anna, TX
Three months with drax0r & jesskd26.

2007-2011 Anna, TX
Love the house, loved the community! Moved in michelle1963 and got a job offer in Kansas! Work countered with 100% telecommute - *poof*

2012-2012 Goddard, KS
4-months @ suzanne1945's house.

2011-2016 Newton, KS
Rent house - and michelle1963's old house when they moved from Nevada.

2015-Present Pawnee Rock, KS
Dorian's house where I've been spending all of my time.

2011-2018 Newton, KS
Brought Dorian to Newton.

2018-2019 Wichita, KS
Dorian's Carriage House. No, not that one, the one behind it, above the garage.

2019-Present Ellinwood, KS
Dorian and I bought a house in Ellinwood, where I'll be splitting my time between here and Newton :)


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-06-18 13:56 (UTC) (Link)
I am so amused by the one of you sitting on the bonnet of your car.

And, holy crap, that's a lot of dwellings!
ehowton at 2009-06-18 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
I fear I'm not finished moving yet, though I would like to stay put at some point.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-08-28 05:07 (UTC) (Link)
We call those bonnets, hoods here!!!
wardlejew at 2009-06-18 14:14 (UTC) (Link)
That is quite the journey!
ehowton at 2009-06-18 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
And in that, rather than the destination, I find my adventure.
thesweetestnote at 2009-06-18 15:01 (UTC) (Link)
WOW! You are quite the nomadic soul. What a ride! You are a Texan for sure!

I was waiting for this pic to pop up...

Fortress of Solitude - Unknown


Edited at 2009-06-18 03:02 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2009-06-18 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
Too cold for me!
thesweetestnote at 2009-06-18 16:45 (UTC) (Link)
AH! but you wouldn't get cold SuperHowton!
ehowton at 2009-06-19 12:59 (UTC) (Link)
Right. I keep forgetting that part.
sacredyuja at 2009-06-18 16:12 (UTC) (Link)
woosh that's a lot of moving!
NJ & Korea...woo!
ehowton at 2009-06-18 16:34 (UTC) (Link)
Korea was one of my better assignments ;)
photogoot at 2009-06-21 18:18 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you spend a lot of years where you are now. Good grief I had no idea you moved that much! Happy Fathers Day!
ehowton at 2009-06-22 12:43 (UTC) (Link)
I hope you spend a lot of years where you are now.
I appreciate the sentiment. However, I've learned to not anticipate these things.

Good grief I had no idea you moved that much!
You were there for part of it!

Happy Fathers Day!
You as well, sir. You as well. And thank you.
codekitten at 2009-06-22 12:19 (UTC) (Link)
wow your parents moved a lot! were you always in the same school district?
ehowton at 2009-06-22 12:47 (UTC) (Link)
Private school in Corsicana, so we'll call that one, 'yes.' The 3rd through 8th grade was at Dallas ISD but spent my high school years at a country high school.

The disparate environments were each unlike anything I had previously experienced. Interesting now, in a 'looking back' sort of way. Not so much as a teenager.
hiro_antagonist at 2009-10-09 07:16 (UTC) (Link)
har har, I'm a 40 minute drive away from Anna. The Internet is a small place, strangely.
ehowton at 2009-10-09 07:24 (UTC) (Link)
I knew you were close based on some of your local photographs.
hiro_antagonist at 2009-10-09 07:26 (UTC) (Link)
Oh no! Whatever will I do to defend myself from e-stalkers! (doubting I'm popular enough for those though, sadly)
ehowton at 2009-10-09 07:30 (UTC) (Link)
It happened to me again this past Wednesday, at National Night Out. "I know who you are," the lady handing out the hotdogs whispered to me. At least I'm only getting about two a year these days.
hiro_antagonist at 2009-10-09 07:33 (UTC) (Link)
Two too many. Anonymity is worth... Well, maybe it's over-valued.

What might be worse is getting 'Hey, don't I know you?' a few times a month from people you've never met in your life. I've concluded from this that I have an exceedingly generic surface appearance.

Certainly an advantage for a career assassin, though outside that, it's a bit depressing.
ehowton at 2009-10-09 07:45 (UTC) (Link)
Certainly an advantage for a career assassin

I know a couple of those. Exceedingly friendly people!
hiro_antagonist at 2009-10-09 08:41 (UTC) (Link)
"When you can kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite" or something along those lines. Can't remember what it was from.
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