Thursday, April 05, 2007

It Depends on How You Count

This is a post I've been mulling over for a few days. You see, Jeff and I were joking around the other day and somehow stumbled onto the fact that, as of this week, we've been together 10 years. A decade. A decade! That's a nice, round, respectable number. And then I started thinking, how long have we really been together? (and yes, I'm counting from the time we started dating because those of you who know us well know we've been as inseperable as possible since that time -no comments from the peanut gallery, please!) But it's the "as possible" in the previous sentence that really counts. Here's our decade, by the numbers:

Places we've lived together: 6
Times we've maintained separate homes: 1
Number of states: 5 (6 for Jeff)
Number of countries: 2 (3 for Jeff)
Cars purchased: 4
Houses purchased: 0 (sad, but true)
Pets: 1 fish, 1 dog (and only the dog remains, Gus didn't handle move #2 very well)
Kids: 1
Total months we've been geographically separated: 25

It's kind of surprising when I add it all up. I guess we haven't been together a decade after all, which totally explains why I still think he's the best person to hang out with. I think I'll do this again in ten years.


Ade said...

It's hard to believe, but true...oh to think back to the early days! :o) No comments here! I say you all have accomplished an aweful lot in 10 years! I just realized we are about to hit 11 this month! Wow!
PS - I love the flickr addition! Finally I get to see the mustache up close! I'm sending some pics soon!

Mom said...

Interesting statistics. Who knows what numbers I could come up with after being with Dad not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 decades! Hmmm. Thanks for the Flickr pictures. Hurry Hawaii. It's cold here!

Susan said...


I would like to respectfully request that you remove the photo of your husband with his 'stache from your Flickr rotation. It's creeping me out and you can tell him I said so. :-)

lisa said...

I like the flikr thing. Im jealous. :)

lisa said...

aaaaand I spelled it wrong. fliCkr!- sorry.