Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Quick Explanation: J Out of Town

A couple of people have recently asked me about the living situation with J and I, why he's living a couple of hours away. I thought I'd clear it up with one post.

Let's rewind back to the beginning...

J and I went to high school together. I attended a very small K-12 school and my sophomore year of high school a handful of new students came along, one being J. I believe we hit it off pretty early on, though I joke a bit with him about how I'm still not sure we ever really dated back in high school. He says we did but I like to rib him about how I couldn't tell, seeing as he never even tried to kiss me. (Sorry babe!)

We were always joking around with each other back then and had the same sense of humor. We just got each other. But, we graduated and then went our separate ways. Every few years we would run into each other, but the timing was never right. Plus, J was pretty much a bad ass in his early 20's and well, that just wasn't my style. Okay, OKAY, and I was SCARED. I was always the good girl and sometimes J just looked at me like he was gonna sop me up with a biscuit if I wasn't careful.

Fast forward to present day...

J and I have been dating for a year and 8 months. I opened a yearbook today and did a little math: as of this year, J and I have known each other for 14 years. I'm still a little amazed at times. I look at him doing something so normal, like folding a shirt to put in his designated drawer in the dresser and I'll think "Jason C from high school is standing in my room, using one of my dresser drawers." So strange how life turns out.

When J and I first got together his job was ending and he was offered a temporary job to get his foot in the door for a better, permanent position with the same company. He accepted and warned me that the position he would eventually be placed in would move him out of the city, about 2 hours away. Six months into the temp position, he announced that his permanent position had opened. He would pack his bags and be moving to his new place of residence the next week.

My heart sank but I was told that he would only be there until the job ended. As an inspector in construction, he goes where the projects are and it just so happened that the way to get his foot in the door was a project two hours away. Once this job ends, hopefully end of next summer, he'll move on to the next project. The word is in that he wants to be placed closer to home, if not in his home city, and let's just say I'm crossing my fingers. I'm nervous even posting about that part because I don't want to jinx it.

There is sooo much more to the story, but I'm soo sleepy. Besides, if I posted the entire story now, what fun would that be? Oh, and blogger would probably kick me off for the world's longest post EVA.

A few New Year's Eve photos next. I'm just so.... sleeeepppyyy.....*snore*

Night peeps. Hope everyone had an awesome New Year's.

9 comments:

Open Grove Claudia said...

Great story. Gosh, if he's a construction inspector, you guys should move to Colorado. Inspectors are really hard to come by - especially a good inspector. I'd even put in a good word for him... :)

I'm glad to know the detail... love details of love.... Maybe you could move there?

fatwonkkid said...

"sop you up with a biscuit"....that sounds like some sexual innuendo!

jason said...

I had an awesome new years. I spent the whole night with friends and most importantly my babers! I hope this year is just as great as the last. Love you baby!

random moments said...

claudia - uh oh, don't let J read your comment. He's surely to whisk me and Mini up and move there! J lives in a very rural area. Very. And couped up in his camper - not sure we'd love each other for long!

fatwonkkid - very insightful! rowr!

jason - I did too. I think we've got nothing but great times ahead of us. I love you too baby!

Kitty said...

Nice story RM - I'm sure if you two can survive the 'distance' thing, you can survive the long-term distance thing :-D x

Nocturnal said...

Actually that's not too far to be honest (one hour for each if you meet up), phone calls, email and IM's will be enough to keep you guys tight IMHO.

Happy New Years 2U2.

Cheers

Stacie said...

Happy New Years Jill! It sounds like you guys had a great holiday...I'm just catching up with your posts now...

I'd still love to see pics of your jewelry that you make too...
Stacie

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

My curiosity is hardly satisfied, RM.

The Hermit said...

Don't worry. I spent the first 10 years of my married life gone, mostly at sea and sometimes in a shooting environment. My wife knew what to expect, as I'd been in for some time and she was a Navy Lieutenant. My wife stayed with me, put up with it, and we've been together for 25 years this last December 3rd. Distance means naught if the match is right.

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