Top Secret: Why I haven’t been updating this summer
My wife of twenty-years passed away in May. I’ve been dealing with the aftermath of her passing. Paying off the debts left by her passing, coming to terms with being a single parent, and realizing just how big a gaping hole in my life was left by her passing.
I went back to work two-weeks after her passing. The small-town paper where I work was entering its busy season with local fairs, the local high school softball team winning a second-straight state championship. Needless to say I was running into a lot of working late.
With PIT #3 playing summer baseball, my schedule was even more fragmented. I finally got the last bill related to Virginia paid off in late July. I began to work on my 2009 taxes. All this while I began to realize that my social circle did not include any single females that I might consider dating once I was ready to start dating again. I’ve covered this all in my I’m not fishing post, so I won’t rehash that all here.
I began asking God where I should go to find single women who shared my faith and my call. Two days after I began praying in earnest about what to do, a friend of long acquaintance sent me an e-mail. We graduated from the same high school and went to the same church 25 years ago.
She had a question about my involvement in Role Playing Games and Renaissance Faires. At this point I was thinking all about answering her questions as honestly and openly as I could. I was not thinking about my recent prayer request. After 200+ text messages, 50+ e-mails, and a phone call or two, I began thinking about my recent prayer request. Sometime into our fourth or fifth day of talking with each other we began to realize just how similar our faith, calls, and geeky interests were.
I have promised her that I will not change my facebook status, or mention her name until I have met her parents and informed them of my intention to date their daughter. Am I old-fashioned? yes. Am I being a gentlemen? yes. Does she appreciate this aspect of my personality? in her own words, yes. Are there other reasons for this requirement? yes, but I’m not at liberty to spill those beans.
So to sum up, spring and early summer were spent working and dealing with Virginia’s estate, mid-summer I spent finishing up my 2009 taxes, late summer through now I have been communicating with my girlfriend. I have been living life and accomplishing things that need to be done.
Will I be introducing her to my friends and readers here. Yes but, I need to introduce myself to her parents.
She’s been teasing me because I’ve been wanting to write about this for some time. Every time I sit to write I get writer’s block because all I can think about is her. I’m heading to her part of the country over Labor Day weekend to introduce myself to her family
I’ve got more original demotivational posters in the works, some rpg related posts, and some movie stuff that I haven’t been able to wrap my brain around. Now that work is back to normal, I’ve finished off taxes and the estate, and the PITs are back in school, I should be getting some writing done.