Sunday, May 19, 2013

It's 83 degrees and 61% humidity in Ingram, Texas, right now and it's 81 degrees and 14% humidity here in Fort Sumner.  It's 9:30 p.m. there so Mike is probably asleep in his recliner; it's 8:30 here so I'm just starting to wind down from the day. 

If anyone had ever suggested Mike and I  would one day be living in two separate houses, two separate states, two time zones and completely different climates - I would have considered them completely crazy. That said, if  they had leaned a little closer and said, "don't worry, you'll be able to Facetime every night so it won't be so bad," I would have backed slowly away and made a mental note about their mental condition for future reference.  I never heard of FaceTime five years ago and my husband could barely check his email and NEVER answered his vintage style flip-phone. 

My oh my, what a difference a few years can make.  We sold our home in New Mexico, quite unexpectedly, in December and scurried around and found a new place back home in Texas.  Mike and half the Y-ME household (Ruger and Maggie) are happily settled in the new Y-ME headquarters just a stones throw from the Guadalupe River in Ingram, Texas, and I'm snug as a bug in a cute little rental in Fort Sumner while I continue my job at the Health Clinic. 

Mike not only checks his email all the time, he has a jillion Facebook friends and posts something everyday, has reconnected with many of his 227th group from the Vietnam era AND his high school friends from Augsburg, Germany.  We're going to his Germany high school reunion (being held in Savannah) next April and he has already made our reservations!  Who wudda thunk it??? 

It just goes to show that embracing change can open all kinds of new doors of opportunity.  I'm as surprised as anyone that my Mike has moved so far ahead in the world of cyber communication - but I think it's absolutely awesome!