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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 10/11/2007 9:38:11 AM EST
I'm not talking about an extended-stay hotel for a business trip, or the barracks during Basic, or the like. I'm talking a place you moved with the intent of making it your home, but it just never felt that way.

My current apartment feels that way. I've been living here for two months, and it still feels strange. I got used to my dorm last year much faster than that. When we moved when I was in middle school, the new house felt like a home within a couple weeks.

It's definitely strange to sleep in a bed that you know is yours, in a room that you know is yours, at least for the year, but it just doesn't feel like yours.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:39:59 AM EST
I lived in our current house when we were moving from our old apartment. On the day we finally got our stuff moved over to this house, I knew I was going "home."
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:41:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 9:54:20 AM EST by AROptics]
Yes.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:42:40 AM EST
Yup. When the wife and I were first married we lived in the basement part of a house that my father in law rented out. I really never liked that place. When we moved back to Salt Lake City we lived with my folks for a few months while my wife did student teaching. Then we moved into the apartment that we line in now and it feels more like home than my parents house ever did.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:44:34 AM EST
Home is where my son is. When he's with me, my apartment feels like home.

When he's not, it feels empty.

-Mark
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:44:52 AM EST
If I have a place to take off my shoes and fall asleep .. its home..

be it the house,,, an apt.. the woods..


Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:45:04 AM EST
Yep, several houses in fact.

The last house I sold was very comfortable and I regret selling it now
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:46:44 AM EST
Walk around naked a lot.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:47:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 9:47:18 AM EST by Subnet]
Yes, an apartment I had in Bedford OH for 5 months. I hated every fucking minute of it, and I even briefly regretted moving to Ohio because of it. Once I got the hell out of the Cleveland area and picked up a place here in the sticks, all was better once again.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:48:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 9:49:12 AM EST by CSM]
I feel comfortable anywhere if I have the following.

-Bed
-Warm Water
-Toilet
-Shower
-Enough Tools to make fun.
-Guns
-Computer
-.net connection
-Calculator
-Reference Material

I have seriously thought of going Dirk Pitt and living in a hangar.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:52:07 AM EST
Poltergeist will visit soon. You just feel it coming.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:55:26 AM EST
The rent house I lived in for 2 1/2 years never felt like home.

I hated that house from day 1 and never warmed to it.

I was getting a divorce and needed a place to stay pronto so that's why I eneded up there.

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:58:26 AM EST
Till I go back up north and live on the farm again, nothing ever really feels like home.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:58:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Home is where my son is. When he's with me, my apartment feels like home.

When he's not, it feels empty.

-Mark


Good call.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:01:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 10:02:21 AM EST by nucstl1]
Yes, California! I felt like I was part of some huge social experiment.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:02:39 AM EST
Detroit Michigan. Was there 5 Years.



Now I am back home to where I was born
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:03:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By nucstl1:
Yes, California! I felt like I was part of some huge social experiment.


I'd rather live there than IL. Seriously.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:04:28 AM EST
Yes, you just described Houston Tx. I grew up 90 miles from there, never did get comfortable in that shithole.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:05:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Home is where my son is. When he's with me, my apartment feels like home.

When he's not, it feels empty.

-Mark


Good call.


My wife and I are separated; I only have him over a few hours out of the week. Other times he is with his mother or at daycare.

-Mark
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:08:58 AM EST
Elko, Nevada. cold, empty, and lonely. We moved shortly after taking residence. It just wasn't right for us.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:17:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
Home is where my son is. When he's with me, my apartment feels like home.

When he's not, it feels empty.

-Mark


I think that's a tad similar to the OP's problem. Fewer friends than when he was in the dorm.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:18:08 AM EST
My folks are from New England and moved back a few years ago. I was raised by them in VA. Tried to move North to be closer to them and MA just never felt right. Politics and clannish folks kept it from ever feeling homey. Glad to be back in VA.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:18:49 AM EST
its because you can sence the dead body that hidden in your wall.. Find that and remove it and all will be fine again!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:21:16 AM EST
Geeze, that sounds like the year and a half that I lived in Muncie. I physically lived there but was never part of the place. Friendly people there, but I never really got to know them. Kinda funny.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:21:42 AM EST
Back in the 90's my wife and I lived in Poland for three years due to my work.
We never felt at home there.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:27:05 AM EST
Los Angeles.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:28:52 AM EST
Have you ever lived at the top of page 2?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:36:55 AM EST
New York City
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