This is an easy post to write but a very difficult one to title! Some of the discarded titles are: I'll pet Jesse but who'll pet me? What a difference a day makes! Poor Davey ain't got no brains! The last one has a little history as it is what my mother always claimed I said each time I screwed up from the age of 4 years old on.
Sunday, my best friend Ruben came by to watch the end of the golf tournament with me. I know that this time of year most people either watch the basketball or hockey playoffs and may watch a golf tournament if they just need an incentive to start a nap. However, I like to watch golf and having my friend there to catch up on what each of us had been doing for the past 6 months was really enjoyable. Toward the end of the golf tournament DJ called and said she was just around the corner at her son's house and asked if it was okay to come over. I said sure!
People who have followed this blog for the last few months will know who DJ is. For those who do not know, you can find out about her in this post: A doubly, foolhardy "shake down" trip!
The last time I saw DJ our conversation was something like "I want to meet a man who owns a home, has a good retirement income, and a plan for the future!" I hope there is no confusion here: that's what she said! I replied "Go for it!" and I truly meant what I said. We had a couple of phone calls and a couple of emails over the past 7 months since I last saw her. My question was always "Have you met Mr. Right yet?" and her response always included a direct answer of "no, but I have a good plan on how I'm going to meet him."
Well, Mr. Right has not come along but she is no longer looking. She decided that I was "Mr. Good Enough for Right Now." Our relationship has been easy and comfortable right from the start and nothing had changed when she came by on Sunday. The "hello" hug was just as nice as I had remembered and the conversation flowed allowing us to catch up on what we had been doing the past few months.
The topic soon centered on Dod and how much fun we had on the shake-down trip. I really don't remember who suggested it but within an hour we had decided that she should join me on the trip to Mexico! I was totally alone just a couple of weeks ago and now I have Jesse and DJ to travel with. BTW, they got along great right from the start.
We had so much talking and planning to do that we decided that going out for dinner and cocktails, followed by a sleepover would be a good thing. It was. We fell right back into the comfortable relationship we had shared right from our first trip together. Some might think that I am crazy but I prefer "foolhardy".
We did agree on an exit strategy: no matter where we are in the world, she will always have enough cash to buy a plane ticket home!