Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Geographically Single

First, I just want to get this out of the way... is it REALLY only Wednesday!?!? Ugh.

Okay, I feel better. I keep thinking it is Thursday.

Sooooooooo, as I said in a previous post, Matt is getting transferred for work, and I am none too happy about it. First, he was going to Tifton... then it was Memphis... and now it's Tifton again. They both have their positives and negatives (mostly negatives, in my opinion). Memphis would have been for a shorter duration, but it's much further away. Tifton's project is behind schedule and the original schedule for completion was March 2010. However, he told his company he would go to Tifton, but he couldn't stay until the project was over (too long). He's going to go down there, kick some butt, get them back on track, and then hopefully come back home when they start getting some work around here (here’s to hoping Obama’s infrastructure stimulus plan works and we get funds here in Atlanta). So, he's set a time frame of a year, and in the meantime I will hope and pray he is back sooner.

Now, being the eternal optimist I am, I am doing my best to look at the bright side, and here are the good things I’ve come up with:
-Tifton is half way between Atlanta and Jacksonville (and on the way to anywhere in Florida we’d need to go… and we’ll be there a lot next year).
-He should be able to come home almost every weekend.
-It’s driving distance.
-Tifton has a Starbuck’s AND a Chick-fil-a.
-It’s near Wild Adventures (an amusement park in Valdosta), and I’ve never been. Weekend roadtrip?
-We should be able to attend several Gator games this year (as opposed to probably none if he were in Memphis).
-He still has a job.
-I can focus on my career Monday through Friday (not that I don’t already, but at least when I’m working late, I know I don’t have a handsome husband to go home to).
-And, as I pointed out in a previous post, I will probably eat leaner dinner fare and work out more.

So, there you have it. Am I any happier about it? Nope. But, I will put a smile on my face and make the best of it.


EthidiumBromide said...

Long distance marriage is no fun, but any strong couple can handle it (obviously, I believe this, as in June my husband and I will start on a long-distance marriage which will last at least 3 years... and probably see each other max 48 hours/month).

It's important to focus on the positives... I'm looking forward to the fact that I will no longer feel guilty in terms of the relationship when I am working in lab until 10pm every night -- I can stay as late as I want, and there will be no miserable, grumpy, starving husband at home waiting for me to come cook him dinner!

Amy said...

Good luck, K. You're a strong Laneri woman so I know you can handle it!