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