2007 has been a year of major changes for me! OC and I met for the first time on January 11th. Despite the fact that Vegas had record low temps, the pipes were frozen, and OC used almost every dish in the house to cook a meal, we got along well and began making plans to merge our lives. No easy task since we lived on opposite sides of the continent — then OC decided to go and complicate things by moving off the continent!
In May OC moved to Hawaii where he stayed first in a tiny dorm room, and then in his office where he slept on a concrete floor and starved (fearing he’d get caught and fired) while awaiting his first paycheck. In the meantime I was packing my classroom and my home and selling everything I owned.
Our lives together officially began on July 1st, at 10 p.m. PDST. I picked OC up at Sea-Tac airport. We were both so tired when we fought our way through the airport traffic, the Seattle Freeway interchanges, a horrid Denny’s meal and the Mapquest directions, that by the time we reached the king sized bed in our motel room we each crawled into our respective sides we may as well have still had an ocean between us.
Life in Friday Harbor was wonderful. If you missed it, go back and read all my July & August 2007 posts. Then we got on a plane and flew to Hawaii. We have a lovely condo, attractive neighbors — well, a couple aren’t so pretty — and I started a new job.