Well it's time for a life update, besides the birthday shenanigans I told you about last week. A little bit of a relatively unwarranted whine, I'll admit up front. Feel free to check out now. But for those of you who like life updates, even when (especially when?) they aren't sunshiney ones, this one's for you. And for my 'real life' friends. (I'm often still surprised by the number of my 'real life' friends who use this blog as a way to actually keep up with my life. Must be my lack of Facebook.)
The general basis for my sour mood lately - John's job moved him 2+ hours away, which they announced to him the day before Thanksgiving. He started December 1. Basically, that sucks. He's currently working 10 hour days, 6 days a week so it's just not feasible to add a 4+ hour commute to that each day. Not to mention he drives a truck. He ended up renting a house out there with another co-worker who got sent there at the same time, so he stays there during the week and comes back here Saturday after work and then drives back out there Sunday night. Since he's in a union and still an apprentice, he can't say no to these far off job assignments, at least not for 2.5 more years.
It's not like I can actually whine about it. It's only two hours away, not the other side of the world. And I do get to see him every Saturday night, which is not the case in actual long distance relationships. It's good money.
It's not forever. The boss told him it will be until March, but the consensus among the workers is that there's just way too much to do to be done by March - it'll be more like May or June. Remember, we have house plans. My lease is up at the end of August, so we were planning on having a house all bought and ready to move into by then. That's still the plan, I just hope he's back and done being sent off because rent and mortgage is stupid. I feel uneasy about buying a house at this point since he can still be sent far, but it's important to him. (Not in small part because I told him under no circumstances will I accept a ring before we live together, but that's a whole other post.) There's also no part of me that's looking forward to house hunting with his brother instead of him, because I know nothing about what makes a good house.
So that's made for an upset last 2 weeks, but what can you do? Woo-sah and all that. Although, I do know one girl who's taking it harder than me; his very best friend and mini me: