Monday, July 6, 2009

Direct Correlation

I have notice that my comfort in Virginia is directly related to the relationships I have developed.

The first 6 months or so were fine, I had this hot chick to be with and had ample travel back to the left coast.

The next 6-8 months were still fine, but I longed to be back home in SoCal.

The most recent couple months have certainly ticked up...Claire and I are married and have a wonderful relationship; I have a buddy to hang with, grab fish taco's and hit the gym with; Claire and I have found two other couples we enjoy being with, a lot; we are getting involved in the leadership of our church; we have discovered that the military beni's that come with Claire's Navy Reserve commitment are rock'n...etc. etc.

This certainly, and in no way, diminishes my desire to be back home in the bosom of my beloved San Diego, but it certainly makes the time away much more enjoyable!

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Claire and I hit the golf course, the driving range, the beach and a load of car dealerships this weekend. Yes, we are in the market.

I figure if the government wants to give me $4500 for my Nissan...the same Nissan I paid $2500 for 2 years ago...who am I to say no?!

We drove the Ford Flex and Edge, the Toyota FJ and the Honda Element. Not sure what we are going to do yet, but it is fun to test drive and dream.

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If you have not had a chance, head over to Poop and Boogies and check out his post about his first car...classic.

6 comments:

Nashville? said...

So true. Took us a while in our new home, but whether it is or isn't seems to be about the relationships. Luckily, its not just about the available mexican food, though we miss Robertos dearly (grin).

Oh - and love the FJ thoughts sir.

for a different kind of girl said...

I think it sounds like you have a truly blessed life in Virgina with your wife and this network of friends the two of you have been lucky to have form around you, but I can understand the sense that while it's home, it's not 'home.' Especially when 'home' is as beautiful as San Diego!

MaBunny said...

Sounds like you two have such a great time together! Its fantastic you found each other. Good luck with the car hunting!

WILLIAM said...

Does San Diego have Big Bossoms?


Thanks for the link.

sari said...

I've been in Arizona since 1993 but still miss California, especially after a visit there to see the family. That doesn't mean I don't like it here but MAN it's hot, ha ha.

Glad you're enjoying your new home. It sounds like you and Claire have a great life there!

leighann said...

what are fish tacos?