Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Where was I?

For the proper security clearances, I had to list complete addresses for 28 years. Most of the kids in my class aren't even 28 years old, bless their little cotton socks. Me, however, I am 28 years old. Plus a year or two. Three, maybe, tops. So I went through my mind banks and filled in what I could. I went through old paperwork, and was able to fill in a few more. I found myself going through old pictures, squinting, trying to see house numbers. I 'googled' earth. Finally, I'm done. I have just one lone address that I do not have, but that house on Knight St, Ft. Belvoir, no longer exists. I provided my address at the MEDDAC.

Where was I 28 years ago? I was living at 239-P Craig Rd, Honolulu, HI.

Yes. I made copies. The teacher says we'll fill this sort of paperwork out again and again. I don't need to be trying to do this from memory each time.

14 comments:

Brianna said...

I had to do that when I was living in Florida. I was applying for a job at Disney World, and the application said that I needed to provide a record of where I had lived for the past 25 years, I think. Interesting little factoid, they do a more in-depth background check than the post office! Anywho, I asked the lady at the desk if I could just put down city and state for the places I couldn't remember the street addresses, and she said no, you can't. Her suggestion was just to call you, and get all the addresses I couldn't remember. But I couldn't take the app home to finish filling out, so she just expected you to be able to remember them off the top of your head! You were working, so I couldn't get ahold of you, and needless to say, I never got called back for that job, LOL!

A Novel Woman said...

How did you like living in Hawaii? There are worse places, I suppose. None come to mind.

BUSH BABE said...

Gosh ANW - thems fighing words! I couldn't do this... my brain would snap completely. I lived in 15 places in 15 years at one stage... nuts!

Are you freezing over there Ms Debby? And have you seen our 'perfect storm':
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html


:-)
BB

lydia said...

Wow, I would be out of luck. I moved so much in college -- I'm impressed that you were able to figure it out!

Holy Moses, BB! That is some storm!

Kelly said...

I can't imagine why someone would need your info for that far back!

I guess I'm getting old... I've been in this same house for 24 years (though the address did change from a RR to a street address for 911) and the same address for the five years prior to that. So, only two addresses (maybe three if they needed that RR) for me.

WhiteStone said...

Ohhh, I wish they'd ask me to give 'em that kind of info. I still remember my phone number when I was a kid, living on a farm, when we were on party lines. You young folks don't even know what a "party line" is, do ya! roflol.

Bill of Wasilla said...

That would be easy for me. Right here, this same house - unless they wanted my many transient residences. That would be a challenge.

quid said...

Goofy. Most business world reality is 7 years. Since 1988, I have lived in 7 places. Holy cow!

Jayne said...

I've had nine addresses over the years, several of them are demolished, one I can never remember the name of the road as it never had an actual name the 2 years we lived there until about 2 months before we left lol.

A Novel Woman said...

Haha, I got BB to put up her dukes.

If it makes you feel any better, there's a blizzard on the way, about to hit overnight and into tomorrow.

nancyspoint said...

Debby, This got me to thinking about where I was 28 years ago. You, in Hawaii, that must have been nice. Smart to make copies, you don't need to do that by memory again!

Lori said...

Wow, 28 years ago I was 16 years old and still living at home, the first address I ever had.

Angela V said...

I lived there in Rainbow Village in 1997-2000 in Apt N, just 2 doors down...I'm unsure if you remember much about living there, but there was no need for air conditioning and every single day in the morning you could look up the mountain and see a rainbow, and every evening you could look toward the ocean and pearl Harbor and see one as well

Debby said...

Angela V: E-mail me! I do remember what it was like. I remember the smell of plumeria outside the bedroom window, and I remember the palm trees. The view was lovely, and it was a nice place to live.