Eighteen years have flown away

@sallypup (20771)
Moses Lake, Washington
September 13, 2017 10:28pm CST
Eighteen years ago my hubby had just finished getting his Master's in adult education and he'd finished interning as a drug and alcohol counselor. I was busy caring for seniors in their homes. My daughter was starting to live in the university dorms. We lived a couple of blocks from the inland sea in a tiny beat up shack. We drove a jalopy that died every year and needed to be replaced. We just barely made it; pay check to pay check. My Mom was younger then and there were lovely times of hiking and exploring cause that country is green. So we went on, hubby applying to places that called for a Master's Degree and getting no where. He finally asked why the state register was not taking his resumes seriously. The answer: he did not have a driver's license. (He can't see so he for sure does not have a driver's license.) He complained to the governor about discrimination and within weeks in came the call: we need a social worker over here across the mountains. Want a job? Just that sudden my life changed. Just that sudden hubby prepared to live in an apartment a mountain range from me. Having him gone from me about broke me in two; I guess that is what love is. Not being able to live without the person. Or is it dependency? Anyway, for a while I stayed put and cared for our animals and slowly broke the news to my boss that I would no longer be working with seniors. She kept clinging to me and I kept saying I AM leaving. Eighteen years. What a difference our life is. I am grateful even as I long for my homeland. Thanks for listening to this crazy quilt tale.
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@Hatley (157795)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Sep
I am most grateful fpr your life be inng so much betternow
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@sallypup (20771)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@hatley Good to hear from you and that is nice of you. I miss my senior clients. I gained some short stories from them. Such wisdom!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
14 Sep
Time marches on and the only thing that stays the same is change. Glad everything turned out. The longest I have ever worked at one place has been for 9 years.
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@sallypup (20771)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@RichardMeister 9 years is quite a span of years, too.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
15 Sep
@sallypup I had planned to work at my last job for 10 years but the company closed here and moved everything to their headquarters in Indiana.
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@sallypup (20771)
• Moses Lake, Washington
15 Sep
@RichardMeister I suppose Indiana is a cheaper place to have a business. Not nice to folks like you, though.
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@Corbin5 (78888)
• United States
14 Sep
And a wonderful tale it is!!! So glad the governor was able to help your husband with the driver's license issue!!! Long marriages really to provide us with a wide variety of experiences.
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@sallypup (20771)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@Corbin5 There are so many ways to discriminate. Its mind boggling.
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• Eugene, Oregon
14 Sep
That is quite an interesting tale too. It would be difficult to be separated that way. I am glad it worked out well.
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@sallypup (20771)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Sep
@JamesHxstatic The older I get the more I think I am not doing that again!
@RasmaSandra (12565)
• Riga, Latvia
14 Sep
The important thing is that it all worked out and things became better.
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@andriaperry (31082)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 Sep
I liked your story.
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