Heading Home From Helen

What a fantastic trip!!  It wasn’t a vacation, and we didn’t do any sight-seeing, but it was an absolutely amazing 10 days in Helen!  Doug and I both worked, and our crazy schedules sure did make seeing each other challenging, but we found time in between everything else.  I couldn’t get internet at the camper, so I had to go to the local grocery store to work… sometimes for 13 hours straight.  I never sat in a grocery store that long, but it had a nice cafe area, with a Starbucks and free wifi.  Perfect!    The camper only has a small shower and enough hot water for a three minute shower, so I did most of my showering at the bath house at the front of the campground.

None of this bothered me.  It was perfect.  I got to see Doug in  between both of us working.  He usually gets done around 2am.  I tried to do the same.  The camper was small, but I managed to make a nice breakfast for us of eggs, bacon and pancakes on an electric griddle.  Some mornings we had cereal.  For dinner, I made cheese quesadilla or toaster oven mini pizzas or even pierogies in the toaster oven.

It was camping and living and working and making due in a small space for 10 days with each other while we both had stressful and hectic, and even unpredictable, work schedules.

But none of that effected our ability to have a nice time.  It was an absolutely wonderful time.  On the eighth day, after passing our 8 month’s since we met, we could no longer hold back and declared the L word to each other.  Those of you who know me may need to take a moment to catch your breath.  I most certainly did.  But it is true… I love him and he loves me and he is working hard to get everything in order to move to Arizona this summer.

The moments we have shared over the last eight months have been fabulous.  From the very first magical moment we met to now and every moment in between.  We are forced to get to know each other through phone calls and text messages and eight visits across country to see each other over the last eight months.  We learn more and more about each other every day and every visit and it seems to only increase our desire to be with each other always.

It’s crazy, but it is true….


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